May 2, 2011

What Moving Taught Me

1.  I have a lot of stuff.  Seriously.  Even though I've been preparing for this move for weeks by sorting through my things, I still have a lot.  Tom and I have a whole house to ourselves, and I still couldn't bring everything with me. 

2. I would hate living "off the grid" for any extended amount of time.  I am realizing just how attached I am to the Internet.  Thankfully, I am working today and have access to some sites, so I can catch up on news and events (I feel like I might be the only person in the world who still hasn't seen pictures from "The Royal Wedding").  Still, though, I was logged in by a student, so my access is very limited.  Not being able to check my email and Facebook makes me a little batty.

3. Furthermore, it's extremely difficult to find jobs without access to the online systems. Thank you to my wonderful mother for doggedly searching out some subbing assignments for me for this week.  Job applications will have to wait until I have access myself since the documents are all on my computer.  

Yes, this is our house!!!  Cute, huh?

4. When important things happen (Osama Bin Laden's death, for example), I can count on my considerate friends and family to text me with the news.  I would've felt really dumb coming to work today without that information!  

5. I can survive without my reality TV.  I still don't want to... but I can do it if I must.  :)

6. I am so much more productive without cable and the Internet to distract me.  As of last night, my bedroom, bathroom, dining room, living room, and kitchen are completely unpacked.  Every single dish we own has been washed and put away (after years in storage for us both).  And we even went grocery shopping late last night... success!     

7. Moving is expensive.  Really expensive.  Every time I start doing the math for what I've spent in the past 4 days I want to cry.  I have to keep reminding myself that this won't happen all the time!  Also, I am very glad that we love our house so much because I'm never moving again!  Haha!

8. I have the best friends and family around.  Honestly!  Without hesitation, they gave up their Saturday to lift heavy furniture, carry boxes, pack and unpack trucks, and help Tom and me make our house a home.  I love you guys!   

I swear, I will upload more pictures once I have access to the Internet again... or you can come visit.  I like to snuggle!  :) 

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