Tuesday, April 21, 2009


Moving in less than a week! I'm so pumped!!!

I cannot wait to decorate with MY stuff again, to cook again, to walk around in my undies if I want to.

I took off Monday and Tuesday to move. I'm going to do as much as I can on my own on Monday, then the movers come early Tuesday morning and my mom is going to help me. My friends had offered, but since I chose such odd days they all have to work.

It's okay though. It's completely my fault, so I don't blame them one bit. We are doing so good at work, and since I am a control freak (seriously, I am) I wanted to take off the days with the slowest traffic through my store.

Honestly, I would really rather work by myself (am I weird?) I just have my own way of doing things and since this is marking my 16th move I have a very specific way I do it. How many ways can you move across town you ask?


Do you take the clothes off the hanger and box them up? Do you break things down (if possible) like the dining room table, coat rack or entertainment center? Do you take the clothes out of the drawer and box them up? Do you toss everything in the fridge and start over? Do you wash things like bedding before or after you have moved?

To answer those questions. No. No. No. No and before.

Unless I am moving out of state, which I have done 5 times, these answers are usually always the same. I am not counting moving from Missouri into Kansas because Kansas City is on the border and it was like moving across town.

There are a couple of concerns I have. Libby is my cat, her friends Oscar and Maverick are my roommates. I do not plan on getting her a new friend. In fact, after living with three cats in this tiny house I do not plan on owning multiple cats. Ever. How is Libby going to handle being an only child again? My roommate things I'm going to have to get her a friend.

I guess I will deal with that if and when the time comes. If she seems depressed and new toys don't seem to satisfy her I might start looking for another cat. I'm just so fed up with the shedding lately, I'm ready to shave Libby. I know she's just shedding her winter coat, but seriously?! It's E-V-E-R-Y-W-H-E-R-E!!

Another thing I am thinking about is... not getting cable. I think I would read and write a lot more, which is so much better for me than sitting in front of the tube every night for a couple of hours!

Do you guys have cable? Anybody try to go without it? I have had cable/dvr for so long, I'm not sure if I can last...

One last thing...

Be sure to check out Michelle's giveaway! It's her first one, and let me tell ya, it's a good one! If you check out her blog (which, come on. Why wouldn't you?!) Please let her know I sent you! Good luck to all who enter! :)


caterpillar85 said...

oh moving is so exciting! i too am moving here in hopefully a month (if the job situation works out). please oh please post some tricks or hints that you find :)

i'm also thinking of getting a cat when i move because i will be all alone in the big city by myself for a bit... i'm going to need someone to cuddle with :)

Amber said...

Obviously it's not quite the same, but when we came home for a month over Christmas we brought Webster with us and we were staying with my mom who has one cat and a big dog.

Obviously, Webster settled right in and LOVED his new animal friends, played with them all the time etc. When we headed back to Kamloops after a month I was worried he would be depressed or whatever but he was totally fine. He adapted really quickly and LOVES playing on his own! That was only after spending one month with the other animals though!

Good luck with the move!

Shoshanah said...

My main reason for not getting a cat is because I don't want to deal with cat hair over all of my stuff.

And good luck on moving!

Amber said...

Thanks guys! I will definitely post about my moving experience once it's all said and done! I'm so excited!

marisol said...

I hate moving. I hope I stay at my apartment for a while. But it sounds like you are a pro at it so good luck.

I watched way too much TV and was enabled by my DVR. When I moved to my new place in February, I decided that I wouldn't get cable. There are shows that I do watch but I watch them online. I also have Netflix so I can watch movies & shows that way. I also got a cable that hooks to my flat screen so I don't always have to use the laptop. I find that I do more things and aren't as attached to TV shows as I was once before. Best thing I ever did.

Lesli said...

Now that I am an "adult" and married, we always use movers. In the past, young and broke and fancy-free I could move every thing in a couple of car trips.

As the owner of several furry four-legged creatures (minus one now) I feel your shedding pain. Especially today when I wore a black top...with white fur.

And cable--Eric would not live without it because of all of his sports channels. I did not have cable when I was single UNLESS I had a roommate who wanted to pay for it. Shockingly, I lived many years without Bravo and MTV, etc. I would be reluctant to give it up now. Spoiled.

Good luck with your move!

Larissa said...

how exciting! i hate and love moving at the same time...its a chance to change things up and go somewhere new...a clean page in your book! also, I have cable, but because I didnt go get the stupid converter box, I've been without it for 9 days...and I'm doing just fine. :D