Who ever said “moving is for the birds’ was not thinking clearly. Actually, birds have got it right. They take only the feathers on their back. Lance and I have been together about 3 years now and we’ve moved 5 times already. It hasn’t gotten any easier, yet. I’m thankful he’s so strong and glad that our Realtor friend, Rockey, still answers his phone when he knows we’ve got a move on the horizon. The most interesting move was when we stayed 7 months at a house that was already completely furnished. We put all our stuff into PODS. Whoever created that idea is a genius. No truck to rent/drive/gas up and get back in a few days. No loading truck, unloading to storage unit, reload from storage onto truck and unload at next house.
Everyone has moved, some of us, many times. I wish I could say I’ve gotten good about skinnying down. I still have much to learn. I DID go to Target & TJ Maxx last week and managed to buy ZERO (not even any popcorn, only because my crown was busted). When my parents became actual Empty Nesters- (it took awhile, cause a few of us ‘boomeranged’ back into the nest for a spell)they moved from Iowa to Florida. My mom and dad actually were snow birds, and they moved like the birds, taking zero furniture or dishes with them. My mom’s friends thought she was insane. Some of my sisters-in-law thought it a bit odd, too. Mom told her 7 kids they could come get what memorabilia they wanted, but the rest was getting sold or given to charity. Wow, looking back I am quite in awe of that move. They bought a condo that had everything, even the silverware. What fun for them to have all new stuff. Later on they bought a 2nd house in TX and slowly started acquiring more ‘stuff’ (don’t we all?)
For our current ‘flip this house’ project, we borrowed alot of furniture to fill it up. We went from a 1200 sq ft house in the country to this 3300 sq ft house, closer in. Lance does a primo job getting our assorted furnishings staged just right. Potential buyers are impressed with what Mr. Fixit & Mr. Decorator have done! He’s even Mr. Clean, when he wants to be. Enough about my ‘mid-life catch of a man’. Mr. Right 😉 and I are headed to a 760 sq ft cabin, 1 tiny bathroom, plus an extra person (RKK). Thank goodness there is a big arse pole barn there, too. Another adventure awaits, for sure! Maybe this blog will finally get to be about actually GOING TO IDAHO.
One day, maybe we’ll be done moving. Maybe we’ll even dub it ‘Dunmovin Farm‘. In the meantime, we pack up and wonder “how did we acquire so much STUFF?” I think any young adult needs to befriend someone moving. How much ‘unwanted stuff’ they could acquire for free! Not to mention all the freezer goods that just won’t be moved from point A to point B. Which reminds me, dinner needs to consist of frozen corn & lima beans.