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All Muscles Report System Failure

I am frequently amazed by mammallamadevil. I can't figure out how her parents packed SO much awesome into such a compact frame. Kerry's easily got the awesome of seven or eight people at least.

Anyway, with her help, and the loan of my parents' Blue Van II (Electric Boogaloo), we got almost all of the rest of moving done. There are some dishes left in the dishwasher, some cleaning stuff, one or two odd knick-knacks -- but I'd say easily 99.9% of our stuff is now in the new home.

In boxes.

And piles.

And piles of boxes.

Holy cats is there a lot of stuff here. 0.o It's piled everywhere! Every horizontal surface, every corner, every pathway and unused chair, is laden with STUFF.

On the upside, part of the reason for this is that all of our cabinets, shelves, desk drawers and whatnot are empty. Most of this STUFF has a place it's supposed to be. However, this presents an interesting conundrum -- we can't get to the cabinets to put the STUFF that goes in them away, because there's too much STUFF in front of the cabinets!

My guess is that we're going to have to work in stages, shuffling things to the general vicinity of where they're supposed to go (this goes upstairs, this goes in the garage, this goes in the kitchen), and then "drill down" from there working on each room at a time. We can also park on car on the street and another in the driveway, so that we can have the garage space free as a holding area.

So, that's going to be our lives for the next few months. My first priority, once we've got the "kitchen can cook things, showers can be taken" type of necessities out of the way, will be the studio. I would like to be drawing by Thursday night, so I can pick up SJ next week back in my "a week or so ahead" mode that suits me so well.

Anyway, this move has been a big, fat, hairy deal in my life and in laurie_robey's, and I really want to thank all of our buds who helped us out. sirfox, jamesbarrett, hantamouse, camstone, mooivos, and mammallamadevil, you were all terrific. We definitely couldn't have done it without all of your generous help, and we are grateful. Thank you all!

And now, I must go to bed. All muscles report system failure. It's been a long March. -.-

-The Gneech



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Mar. 19th, 2007 04:58 am (UTC)
Congrats to you!

Will there be pics of the new home?

And how did you already fill up the whole house? Isn't it part of the point that the house is bigger than the apartment you were living in?

Have the best

Mar. 19th, 2007 10:22 am (UTC)
The place we were renting was overstuffed!
Mar. 19th, 2007 11:04 am (UTC)
I figured it was because stuff is like goldfish, both grow to match the size of their environment.
Mar. 19th, 2007 11:20 am (UTC)
At least three different parties were taking pictures over the course of the last two weekends. I'm sure some of those will leak out to the internet eventually. Myself, I'm waiting for the project to be finished before I show it off. ;P

FWIW, the piled up STUFF I refer to is almost all in the living room, studio, dining room, and kitchen -- but it consists of all the STUFF that was in the old place! The library, guest room, master BR, and garage are all still pretty accessible. So we're definitely in better shape here.

Mar. 19th, 2007 03:47 pm (UTC)
I look forward to seeing some of those leaked results. =^_^= And the real things, too!

Hee... suddenly I'm reminded of Robert Fulgham's essay on "STUFF" in All I Ever Really Needed to Know I Learned in Kindergarten. If you haven't read it, you should. *Grins*

Have the best

Mar. 19th, 2007 07:10 pm (UTC)
you don't get my pictures...
mine will NOT be posted on the internet...

Mar. 19th, 2007 07:12 pm (UTC)
Re: you don't get my pictures...
Aww.... *big, teary-looking tiger kitten eyes*

Have the best

Mar. 19th, 2007 12:28 pm (UTC)
Woot to being almost completely moved in! -Frisk
Mar. 19th, 2007 08:15 pm (UTC)
A suggestion, if you didn't have time to do it pre-packing, and you do actually have Too Much Stuff (aka clutter). Feel free to ignore if it just won't work.

Whenever you're unpacking boxes, have another box or crate or other large receptacle nearby. As you pull stuff out of the box, if you come across something that you don't immediately know where it goes, put it IN THE BOX.

Don't think about it, don't wander around saying, "Hey, do you think we could fit this in the guest room," - put it IN THE BOX.

Things in the box should be sorted by both of you in a quick method. Each item either gets immediately slated for a new room location, with no details (e.g. put this in the library, but not in the upper left-hand drawer of my dresser), or it gets slated for tossing. You can have it sit for a week before tossing, in case you aren't sure, but put it in a bin and seriously think about tossing it :)

If you sort something into a room, when you are then unpacking that room, the item will be handy and you can then figure out where it goes. This'll save you a lot of running about and interrupting of the current box, as well as forcing you to think about where everything really is going. And why you insist on keeping that thing your aunt gave you that you don't know what it is.
Mar. 19th, 2007 08:20 pm (UTC)
I'll keep that in mind, thanks! :)

Mar. 20th, 2007 12:49 am (UTC)
"Kerry's easily got the awesome of seven or eight people at least."

Kerry is seven or eight people. All Kerry. I know, I've counted. :)
Mar. 20th, 2007 10:45 am (UTC)
What an amazingly great way to summarize the wonderful Llama Lady!!
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