Tuesday, December 2, 2008

I don't want to move again...ever

Next to having to get up early in the morning, I absolutely despise the act of moving! I have moved (on my own) a total of five times. Five! And this last move is only temporary, but necessary. But still, it doesn't make the moving process any less horrid. I am absolutely thankful for my family that have helped me out every time that I did move (and pawned my stuff off on them that I didn't want to lug around with me).

I tried to do a change of address online...simple, easy, and it alleviates having to mail in a card which could take however long it takes to process, or from having to go into the post office. But to complete the online process it is going to cost me $1.00. Granted it's a small price to pay to do an address change online, but really? A dollar? They say it's to prevent fraudulent changes....so, they're going to charge me a dollar?! See, that just adds to my frustration of moving! So, now I will have to go to the post office and make the change in person. Great!

On a much lighter note...with the help of my family, it took me two days to complete the moving process. Day 1 was the back-breaking move from the apartment to the storage unit, and day 2 was the cleaning of all the assorted items that I forgot to shove into the moving truck. The miscellaneous items were finagled into the storage unit where they will remain until another move is attempted to a more permanent place of residence. Again, my family was instrumental in the final clean and move, which I am most grateful. If it weren't for them, I would have sat down in the middle of all those boxes and had a massive breakdown. My aunty Nu'u always says, "that's what family is for." Man, am I glad I got family!


Siana Burgess said...

I'm glad you have family to help you out. It sure does lighten the load, doesn't it? I'm sorry to hear you even had to move. I miss talking story. I hope you are doing well. Love you Rita! :) Siana

Brenda said...

I HATE moving. And it's worse with kids. They've got so much stuff! Where are you living now?

twelvekindsofcrazy said...

I'm moving this weekend. I have moved six times, so you win. For now.
Am thinking of forwarding my family your post. But they will see my name and likely delete. Just like when I call my mom and she ignores me and says later that the phone was broken. Again. The phone's been broken 4,000 times. She doesn't even put any effort into her white lying.
Anyway. The only thing good about moving is the decluttering. Wishing you lots of decluttering.

Ipo said...

Although I HATE moving as well, I would do it in a heartbeat if I were moving back home to Samoa. I would be the happiest packer you ever saw. I would take pictures and videos and post them up for all to see how happy I am to be moving. It would be a sight to see. sigh.

Calidore said...

Thank you all for you kind thoughts. I'm sure glad it's over...and to Ipo, yeah if it were a move back to Hawaii I'd sell everything and I'd be on that plane in a heartbeat.