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    Moving...UGH!

    I can't sleep; the cat just knocked over a large plant in the kitchen. The youngest daughter made a cake after I went to bed at 8:30 and there's a mess in the kitchen.
    The realtor is to take pics of the house later today. I am taking off from work at noon to come home and attempt to get the house ready. I feel very over-whelmed!
    There still so much to do; I found a listing on craigslist for some awesome fabric from a lady I purchased so fabric from last year and I want to make time to see her sometime Saturday! She's selling her stash for $2.00 a yard!
    Hubby meets with the company management team next Wednesday to see what the company is offering to help us with relocation fees and possibly WHEN we are to move! I wish just it was over and we where already in Arkansas! It's very apparent if the efforts to get the house on the market and sell, plus keep up with the daily events will fall on my shoulders. There's not near enough help!

    OK...I have vented now...and I wish I could devote more time in my sewing room!
    Sherri

    "Don't let someone else's ugly spoil your beautiful. " Thanks, Bubby!!!!!!

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    I'm so sorry you are feeling so overwhelmed.... They say moving is one if the top most stressful things in life... I agree. There is just too much to do.....and there is the added stress of getting used to a new town/state.... Right now, there are just too many things going on at once...

    Take a deep breath.... Make a list....prioritizing what you have to do...... Remember.... You don 't have to do it all at once.. Verything will get done in its own time.....

    I wish I could come over and help.... Do you have a friend...or two....who could help you? Sometimes the worst part is feeling that you have to do it all by yourself....

    Good luck.... Everything will work itself out.... I know that's easy for me to say... Sorry I can't be of more help.


    Sandy from Cincinnati


    AKA Kermit

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      #3
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      I feel for you, Hon. What helps me I making lists of everything I need to remember so I can get it off my mind somewhat. My prayers are with you. Once all this is done and you are moved life will be wonderful for you again. Big Hugs, Barb
      sigpicwww.whisperofrose.blogspot.com


      Scottie Mom Barb

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        #4
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        I agree - lists! We are also in the process of moving out of state and are getting down to the wire (2 weeks away). Making lists and setting deadlines for things I needed to accomplish has been very helpful to me and has kept me on track and organized.

        One other very important thing that helped me was starting to pack the minute we signed on the dotted line with our new house. Everyone thought I was crazy to begin packing that many weeks in advance, but a box or two (or three) every day made the process smooth, easy and manageable. If we didn't have to have it between now and the move, it got packed. Now it's two weeks away and the packing is all done except the bare essentials and has been pretty stress free since it's been done so slow and steady and suddenly I'm looking like a genius to my friends and family.

        I wish you all the best in your move!!
        Courage is being scared to death, and saddling up anyway. ~John Wayne

        Quilting is my passion . . . chocolate is a close second!

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          I feel for you, Sherri. Moving is overwhelming, and now on top of me getting a house ready and moving, DS, DIL and DGS are moving by the end of the month, too! That really is great news -but, still overwhelming. So much to do.
          Donna

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            #6
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            Thanks for uplifting me, ya'll! You're right, lists do help. I have a few! I have to draw up a list for the funds needed for the move , so hubby can submit it to his company; otherwise, we won't be moving! And it would be so comforting to have more time and help with the cleaning and packing! I guess that's a reason why I feel taken for granted with DH and DD, they could help more than they do!
            And I guess, if I could actually stay home to stay on top of things instead of going to work (Ha HA)...well, that's a pipe dream, huh? I am excited about the move, yet fearful about me finding a job right away and condensing 2200 sq ft of stuff into 1300 sq ft of home. I still need more answers to my questions that are available yet...that too, is frustrating!
            I suppose I need to live by the saying...Que Sera Sera! Here's a photo of my Navy daughter's tattoo in honor of her Mom (Me):
            Ash tat to Mom.jpg
            Sherri

            "Don't let someone else's ugly spoil your beautiful. " Thanks, Bubby!!!!!!

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              Sherri, having moved more times than I ever imagined possible in one lifetime, you have all my empathy. I know how it is to be responsible for doing everything . . . there isn't anyone else in the house who knows (*they pretend they don't, even if they do) what is entailed in moving a household . . . prayers and lots of emotional support headed your way.

              My best advice? Turn in your resignation and do the important things at home.
              Sometimes, when there's a raging fire,
              it's best not to try to put it out with gasoline.

              "...pal carajo con la negatividad..."

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                Originally posted by Sandy Navas View Post
                Sherri, having moved more times than I ever imagined possible in one lifetime, you have all my empathy. I know how it is to be responsible for doing everything . . . there isn't anyone else in the house who knows (*they pretend they don't, even if they do) what is entailed in moving a household . . . prayers and lots of emotional support headed your way.

                My best advice? Turn in your resignation and do the important things at home.
                Oh, darlin' Sandy....you can't imagine how bad I won't to resign from the job and keep on top of things at home! You do understand, sweetie!
                Sherri

                "Don't let someone else's ugly spoil your beautiful. " Thanks, Bubby!!!!!!

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                  I feel your pain! Or at least I have. I moved across the country five times in conjunction with Navy service. The first time I was a very young Navy wife and it was no picnic, but we didn't have a lot and I didn't have to worry about schools or any of that. The other four I was a single parent and active duty so the stress of those moves was exponentially greater.
                  As other's have said, make lists, check them twice, and don't try to do it all yourself. When my daughter was old enough to help, I told her she had to help pack or it would be left behind. She helped pack!
                  Another good tip from the Navy was to set aside household things that you take with you so you have some semblance of home while you wait for the movers to arrive with everything else. Toiletries of course, but I learned the hard way the first time that I needed at least a min of kitchen ware & linen when my household goods didn't arrive for a month because of miscommunication.
                  I also used a whiteboard type of calendar up on the wall with the deadline's for things bolded so I could easily see where I was at.
                  I feel for you, and I hope you are able to find your calm during this stressful time.
                  Best of luck.

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                    #10
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                    Maybe you can take a couple weeks off before the move and do packing.Get rid of stuff you don't use or need.Mark the boxes by room as you go or by importance too so you won't have to open them all .Some can be left awhile in a spare room.If no time to sew you can pack that stuff up and your family will help if you set a day or time maybe for them to do it like the kitchen and daughters room.If the house doesn't sell fast you can go back or stay a little longer than hubby maybe.

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                      I understand totally. As a Navy wife, moving became my second nature. I had the whole thing in my hands on both ends usually... and more than once to get myself and the kids to the other end alone too. I totally deserved that Waterford Crystal vase dh presented to me at his retirement ceremony. LOL.

                      Are you packing yourself? UGh... I've done that too... I like it much better when I let them do it. Packers come and in one day they pack up your 3 or 4 bedroom house.

                      Moving is exciting too! A new place... new people to meet, new surroundings to learn and enjoy. Hang in there! Joy comes in the morning!

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                        Sherri, hang in. You have my sympathy. I think the most difficult is keeping the house in perfect order to show. After awhile I just said, if anyone wants the house they will see through the day to day "stuff". It's reasonably clean and straightened. It sold. Deep breath! You'll make it. God Bless

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                          #13
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                          I understand your frustration. While I haven't move in 30 yrs..DD has moved several times in the past 12 years. I don't know how she has managed to accumulate sooooo much stuff in such a short amount of time. That being said...the kids WILL get pay backs when they have to come in here and pack up after we are gone.
                          hang in there Sheri...God has your back.
                          Blankets wrap you in warmth, quilts wrap you in love

                          Marilyn......
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                            #14
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                            Well, realtor didn't make it by yesterday to take pics of the house; which was a good thing! I wasn't quite ready. So, now we're shooting for sunday morning at 10 AM. Today will be another house buster on de-clutter and cleaning/organizing. Again, I would much rather be in my sewing room playing catch up with UFOs.
                            So, the goal today is to light fire under DH and DD to help and me not feeling over-whelmed any more than I am!
                            Sherri

                            "Don't let someone else's ugly spoil your beautiful. " Thanks, Bubby!!!!!!

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                              #15
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                              I know that decluttering is supposed to help sell a house but I think some of the realtors go overboard with this, you are still living there and need to be comfortable while you are there.
                              Once we had our house on the market and after several months of keeping it spic and span we had a crisis and our son was in the hospital for a month in traction. Needless to say I was not too concerned about keeping the house cleaning up. It turned out a couple came to see the house and paid us full price for it. I did ask the agent to go in ahead and make sure there wasn't any stray underware on the floor.

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