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#1 ARROW

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Posted 02 July 2007 - 05:47 PM

Yes, I hate it.

Hate it with A PASSION!

I hate the packing, I hate the hauling the crap onto the truck, I hate the stress of not being sure you are getting a big enough truck, I hate worrying about sh*t getting broken.
I hate the turmoil, the emotion exhaustion--and my back is uttering all-new cuss words at me now too....
(channeling Jonathan Harris: the Paaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaiiiiiinnnnnnnnnnn!)

So.........yea. I did a move.
Landlord wanted the house we were renting back and honestly, they could have it. Guess they've had some drama in their lives so they direct their attention to the easiest solution; get us out so they can move in.
Hey, no problem........after a distressful week of searching back in May and not finding anything, we found a beautiful 13 year old custom built home, from some people we actually know.
The old joint was a dump--a 70's era cabin added onto and "renovated" by someone with monkey jizz for brains. Hey, the landlord can have it back--we traded up!
The new place is muuuuuuuuuuuuch better.

I just cannot convey the immediate total mood change in moving into a house where everything fits. Wall panels are neatly trimmed and secured, siding is intact and well kept. Electrical outlets everywhere.
Lots of space.......1300 sq feet--two floors. Vaulted ceiling and wood panelling throughout. New appliances, and the joint is so big that we'll need an intercom to reach someone on the otherside of the place. We are a city block from a lake, in a smaller subdivision out in the rural Cariboo--1 acre plot. And we got a hot tub/spa with the place too--so that took care of my aching back.

Oh, and it has a 800 sq foot hobby room. Oh ( truly) joy!
One of the really despressing things about the old place was that we moved into it sight-unseen. We needed a place to retreat to after a debacle in another province, and my wife had a job offer waiting nearby. When we arrived the house was clean enough, but the landlords are smokers, and well.......quite frankly the place was a sh*t-hole. Take a place "added to" by a "handyman" whose a bit less than handy......and.......well.............the first winter we were there the patio they built collapsed from snow.
The place was sorta cramped--things like storage just shoe-horned into places where there was room. The house wasn't designed so much as it was tinkered with. Tinkered unto dump-status. We would have bought the placed, fixed it up, rebuilt and renovated. It had "good bones" they call it, but the veneer was crap. The emotional toll of the place was high enough, and I can see now the new house will become our home.



So, I despise the journey, but the destination is some nice digs.

But next time ( like last time) we SWEAR will get a moving company!

Or we just won't ever move again!



I hope.

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Posted 02 July 2007 - 08:32 PM

I've done waaaaay too much of it myself, in the last 4 years (4 times) and if I NEVER do it again, will be too soon.

God awful business it is, and asking friends or family to help, can almost guarantee they won't be friends much longer, and family practically disowns ya. happy.gif

Maybe a package of goodies will show up this week and make things a little better? wink.gif

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Posted 02 July 2007 - 08:48 PM

QUOTE(Viper Hunter @ Jul 2 2007, 06:32 PM) View Post
I've done waaaaay too much of it myself, in the last 4 years (4 times) and if I NEVER do it again, will be too soon.

God awful business it is, and asking friends or family to help, can almost guarantee they won't be friends much longer, and family practically disowns ya. happy.gif

Maybe a package of goodies will show up this week and make things a little better? wink.gif



And I cannot thank ye enough for that too!

5 times in 7 years for me, 3 of those inside of the first 2 years--but I went from single guy to hubbie in that process-so the household gained a lot more stuff.

Funny thing is.......the bulk of the moving--a good 50% of it was my toy collection!
Yikes.............there's a time to reap, now looks like a time to sow.........

#4 hamsterboy

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Posted 03 July 2007 - 12:16 AM

I've moved some many damn times I've lost count. So I can relate. Oh and bright sides guys,neither one of you has had their father drop an upright freezer on your foot. At least I hope not.

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Posted 03 July 2007 - 12:38 AM

Know the feeling...

My wife and I are in the process of buying a house right now. We just finished the hastle of finding a good mortgage lender, filling out the loan application and all of the papers that come with it, finding insurance, and finding a home inspector. Now, we've started packing while waiting for the appraisal and loan approval (which we shouldn't have a problem with).

I don't really mind the packing part...that always seems easiest. It's the moving itself, and unpacking that I hate. icon_lol.gif

I'll be nice once we're finally into it, which should happen around the end of July if everything goes right. smile.gif

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Posted 03 July 2007 - 09:28 AM

I LOVE the morning. It's my favorite time of day. The air is cleaner, the temps are cooler, and overall it's just nicer.



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Posted 03 July 2007 - 12:37 PM

QUOTE(ARROW @ Jul 2 2007, 08:48 PM) View Post
Funny thing is.......the bulk of the moving--a good 50% of it was my toy collection!


Yikes! I hope the wife is understanding about all of that. I suppose as long as you did the moving, she can't complain too much.

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Posted 03 July 2007 - 01:21 PM

QUOTE(Jack @ Jul 3 2007, 10:37 AM) View Post
QUOTE(ARROW @ Jul 2 2007, 08:48 PM) View Post
Funny thing is.......the bulk of the moving--a good 50% of it was my toy collection!


Yikes! I hope the wife is understanding about all of that. I suppose as long as you did the moving, she can't complain too much.



Yea, and the constant refrain is..... ( all together now):


" You have WAY TOO MUCH JUNK!"


<sigh>




#9 Viper Hunter

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Posted 03 July 2007 - 01:57 PM

QUOTE(ARROW @ Jul 3 2007, 02:21 PM) View Post
QUOTE(Jack @ Jul 3 2007, 10:37 AM) View Post
QUOTE(ARROW @ Jul 2 2007, 08:48 PM) View Post
Funny thing is.......the bulk of the moving--a good 50% of it was my toy collection!


Yikes! I hope the wife is understanding about all of that. I suppose as long as you did the moving, she can't complain too much.



Yea, and the constant refrain is..... ( all together now):


" You have WAY TOO MUCH JUNK!"


<sigh>



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HOLY CRRRRRAP...do ya ever have that RIGHT!!! icon_lol.gif

"KEEEEEENNETH!!

SINCE WHEN DID YOU ADD 20 MORE BOXES OF JUNK TO THE COLLECTION??"

HMMMMM?"




#10 RC_rika

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Posted 03 July 2007 - 07:22 PM

Ha, tis funny, b/c I'm jealous of you! I wish I were moving right now. I live at home- still with my parents, and if I were able to move out RIGHT NOW, I would joyously pack up and go. lol

I wouldn't grumble and complain (not that I don't blame you! I'd be moving my self, not a family or anyone else), b/c my goal in life -right now- is to be able to afford to MOVE OUT! happy.gif

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Posted 03 July 2007 - 11:10 PM

QUOTE(Viper Hunter @ Jul 3 2007, 11:57 AM) View Post
QUOTE(ARROW @ Jul 3 2007, 02:21 PM) View Post
QUOTE(Jack @ Jul 3 2007, 10:37 AM) View Post
QUOTE(ARROW @ Jul 2 2007, 08:48 PM) View Post
Funny thing is.......the bulk of the moving--a good 50% of it was my toy collection!


Yikes! I hope the wife is understanding about all of that. I suppose as long as you did the moving, she can't complain too much.



Yea, and the constant refrain is..... ( all together now):


" You have WAY TOO MUCH JUNK!"


<sigh>



guitar.gif guitar.gif guitar.gif guitar.gif guitar.gif

HOLY CRRRRRAP...do ya ever have that RIGHT!!! icon_lol.gif

"KEEEEEENNETH!!

SINCE WHEN DID YOU ADD 20 MORE BOXES OF JUNK TO THE COLLECTION??"

HMMMMM?"





Where are the cameras?

Where are they?

I've been under surveillance for some time now, haven't I?

Spooky.............you've just quoted word for blessed word what I've heard EVERY time I've moved.......

<shudders>


#12 Starscream49

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Posted 03 July 2007 - 11:13 PM

Arrow, you know where you should move????



Someplace without the internet. guitar.gif smile2.gif

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Posted 04 July 2007 - 12:07 PM

QUOTE(RC_rika @ Jul 3 2007, 08:22 PM) View Post
Ha, tis funny, b/c I'm jealous of you! I wish I were moving right now. I live at home- still with my parents, and if I were able to move out RIGHT NOW, I would joyously pack up and go. lol

I wouldn't grumble and complain (not that I don't blame you! I'd be moving my self, not a family or anyone else), b/c my goal in life -right now- is to be able to afford to MOVE OUT! happy.gif



HAH!

Be careful what you wish for! happy.gif

You don't know what ya got...till it's GONE! I had the same attitude when I was 18 and couldn't wait to get the hell out of dodge (parents home..well MY home also for 18 years) and before I got married (the first time) I did the typical slumming it out with other friends or girlfriends, leaving in cheap, unfurnished apartments together, eating fastfood al lthe time. Then I tried the solo routine for awhile and got semi-domesticated, and finally married...once! Then divorced...and then married again, and now seperated!

MAN-O-MAN would I love to go back and live with mom and dad right now! smile2.gif

I've never been so spoiled, as when I go over there for visits and they pamper me and want me to stay longer or spend the night and hangout, and Mom cooks meals for me and just plain ol' load me down with attention and caring. happy.gif

I wouldn't rush it, if it isn't vital to your sanity just yet.


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Posted 04 July 2007 - 12:26 PM

QUOTE(Starscream49 @ Jul 3 2007, 09:13 PM) View Post
Arrow, you know where you should move????



Someplace without the internet. guitar.gif smile2.gif



You lucked out.

I did move to someplace "without" internet.
Okay, you ALMOST lucked out.

Got no cable connection, got no wi-fi, no highspeed wireless of any kind. No sattellite connection....yet.........all I got is a phone. Cell phones won't even work out here, as there is no line-of-sight tower--and no plans to install one for the time being.


We moved to a place 25 miles off the main hwy, in the middle of the farkin' woods, and the phone lines here are spit.

Okay, they were supposed to be spit.

Two weeks ago the phone company upgraded them in the area, and I can connect faster than I have for a year---on dial-up tis true, but I was really worried the phones would have me connecting at a baud rate of 14.4 kps or something stupid like that. For a year now, my baud rate was no better than a solid 44 kps. Last night, first time logging on on my own 'puter, I got 46.6kps. which is a good 20% faster. My wife's laptop hit 50.2 kps last night. The nice thing is that later on, I can get a sattellite service for about $1000 that'll supply me with good ol' cable-like high speed--and makes living in the BC woods like living in a suburb of a big city. Man, it just don,t get better than that, I think.


So you almost lucked out, but I actually lucked out. smile.gif

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Posted 04 July 2007 - 12:40 PM

I'm about to move - luckily the military is paying for it, but what I can't stand right now is waiting for them to clear all the admin and red tape. I just want to get it started, let alone over with!!!

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Posted 06 July 2007 - 10:44 AM

QUOTE(Viper Hunter @ Jul 4 2007, 12:07 PM) View Post
QUOTE(RC_rika @ Jul 3 2007, 08:22 PM) View Post
Ha, tis funny, b/c I'm jealous of you! I wish I were moving right now. I live at home- still with my parents, and if I were able to move out RIGHT NOW, I would joyously pack up and go. lol

I wouldn't grumble and complain (not that I don't blame you! I'd be moving my self, not a family or anyone else), b/c my goal in life -right now- is to be able to afford to MOVE OUT! happy.gif



HAH!

Be careful what you wish for! happy.gif

You don't know what ya got...till it's GONE! I had the same attitude when I was 18 and couldn't wait to get the hell out of dodge (parents home..well MY home also for 18 years) and before I got married (the first time) I did the typical slumming it out with other friends or girlfriends, leaving in cheap, unfurnished apartments together, eating fastfood al lthe time. Then I tried the solo routine for awhile and got semi-domesticated, and finally married...once! Then divorced...and then married again, and now seperated!

MAN-O-MAN would I love to go back and live with mom and dad right now! smile2.gif

I've never been so spoiled, as when I go over there for visits and they pamper me and want me to stay longer or spend the night and hangout, and Mom cooks meals for me and just plain ol' load me down with attention and caring. happy.gif

I wouldn't rush it, if it isn't vital to your sanity just yet.


VH, I'm 24 years old, and I don't have it THAT good. lol My poor mom is miserable, and my dad and I are at constant war, b/c I'm a girl with a BRAIN. I don't want to stay at home and become a housewife drone... So that's fun. It's more than that though. I don't exactly like having to call them everyday and tell them whether I'll be home for dinner. I don't like to have to answer to them, now that I am an adult, fully able to take care of myself, and Joe, if need be. I just don't like being here, b/c this place is such a drain on energy. It's DEPRESSING here.
We're both ready to get the hell out of dodge, but we are waiting til we are financially able to do so... even at the detriment of my sanity! biggrin.gif I just can't wait to get out of here. I can't wait to get married, eventually, being able to go home to Joe everyday won't necessarily be bliss EVERYDAY, we'll have our moments, but it'll sure be a hell of a lot better than coming home to my parents everyday. dry.gif




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