|Saturday: Packing Still
||[May. 22nd, 2010|09:22 am]
Given that we're moving just one individual into a one-bedroom apartment, you'd think it wouldn't take this long, wouldn't you?
HA! That's because you haven't tried packing up a young man for his first solo venture into independent living.
However, it's time to get out the big black buggy whip and insist on the two stronger backs in the household moving the heavy stuff to the other house (where the picking up will occur, and where I spent the better part of an hour working on the shrubbery the other day. And make sure the one of them cleans the bathroom in the house where he's been living. And some vacuuming would not come amiss, either.
I am SO looking forward to having time to do the work that I'm supposed to be doing for the next book coming out.
In my experience, moving anyone anywhere takes way to much time. That's part of why I hate moving.
I used to find two weeks about adequate for moving - given how many things I've acquired since then, I don't think that would be enough.
And everything's ready. Maybe. We hope. Stuff in both cars. Everything the movers should take ready for them.
It's amazing how hard and long it is to move a single person. When I left home everything I took from LA to GA fit into a Acura Integra. Yes, I did leave a bunch of stuff behind, but took everything important. Clothes, fishing gear, hunting gear and a few other essentials. Left cooking and utensils and such. This past year moving back from GA to LA, whole different ballgame. I packed a Ford Ranger so full there was only room in the driver's seat. Then, had to go back another trip to get the rest. Oh, wait, forgot about the two earlier trips last year where I brought things I knew I wouldn't need. So about 4 trips, but, didn't have money for renting trailers. So yep, it's likely to take several more small trips for things forgotten.
Lots of time - lots of bodies - no matter who moves what into where...
EITHER it takes many days with a couple bodies - or one day with many many bodies.
I spent many years moving from studio to one bedroom to house and it Even from 'one-room' to studio took a LOT more work than any normal person would expect! (no, of COURSE the massive amounts of books had nothing to do with it! LOL)
Moving is - universally - a PITA. No matter who or what you're moving.
Having said that... book book book book....soon? *grin*
It's going to be several days with a few bodies. At least, that's what it looks like now.