• 06Jul

    I actually see light at the end of the tunnel. I spent this evening watching that new Siberia show on NBC (hasn’t got a prayer in hell, but I enjoyed the smattering of Russian) while sorting through random boxes of bathroom stuff. I join my Russian comrades in distaste that a show about surviving Siberia is filmed in Canada.

    While packing, I had purged a lot of bathroom junk (mostly empty shampoo bottles, expired medications and Nyquil, etc.), but apparently not enough. And somehow when packed, the bathroom items ended up in about twenty boxes. That’s a shame. I tried to do it right, but it was a fail. Read the rest of this entry »

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  • 27Jun

    Well I’m kind of horrified, but at the same time, kind of proud.

    The horrifying: The house is still not even unpacked fully. The garage, well…oh my.

    The proud: Kitchen is really taking shape. What a difference it makes having a kitchen that was so well thought out, with plenty – I MEAN PLENTY – of cabinets. With good shelves in the bottom cabinets, not just big empty caverns. Read the rest of this entry »

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  • 30May

    When I first started packing, I was determined to do it right. I read a lot of websites about how to do it properly, and I made lists. Because I’ve been addicted to lists since childhood.

    When I started, I cleaned EVERYTHING. I was even using Qtips to get every last speck out of electrical gadgets. By the last few days before moving, I was down to madly throwing things into boxes and hoping for the best. I’m good at lists and doing the research, but somehow it just didn’t translate to the results I’d wanted. Read the rest of this entry »