April 25, 2011

So far I've found another 3 boxes of books to donate to Better World Books.

Have gone through 13 copy boxes of materials from when I was a teacher. I'm trying to keep only cards and grade list sheets (so I can remember students' names when they become famous). (What? One of them already got nominated for an Oscar for a documentary she and her husband did.)

I have another 16 boxes of materials to go through. Plus there's a few more boxes still up in the attic. We kind of took a break getting them down after someone (not me) put their leg through the ceiling and created a lot of mess to clean up. Plus now we have to find some of these ceiling tiles and repair the living room ceiling.

I am exhausted. And we're still waiting on one moving company's quote.

I'm going to be so glad when this move is completely done. But right now? I'm just exhausted and terrified that we're not going to get everything done in time. That we've bitten off more than we can chew.

The what-ifs are stacking up in my brain. What if I don't get everything packed in time? What if the bids are too high and they decide not to pay for the movers? (Paranoid much?) What if we can't sell the house and I have to pay rent out there in some cheap-ass, dingy apartment on the wrong side of the tracks AND pay the mortgage out here? What if my stuff is stolen, lost or ruined?

At this point ... what if I just have a nervous breakdown?


I'm very excited about the move. I'm ecstatic over the new opportunity out west.

I'm THRILLED to be moving to New Mexico.

But right now? I'm a wee bit overwhelmed.

I need to borrow Calvin's duplicator. (Except mine goes "ZOIDS!")

Calvin and Hobbes and the Duplicator

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Tara R. said:

It will all come together in the end. It just seems overwhelming right now.

I hope whoever put a leg through the ceiling is okay.

April 25, 2011 9:01 PM


blueyes said:

Congrats on the new job. As for the moving part, have you looked at the PODS things? A couple of my friends have used them, they drop this big trailer thing in your yard to fill and then cart it to the new place. I like using xerox paper boxes for all my packing. I actually hoard them at work and have stacks of them in my closet now that I have a new roommate which I'm not expecting to last long considering what's going down but I probably won't unpack any of them either considering about 6 or so of the boxes are nothing but my books lol

May 1, 2011 11:46 AM
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