Monday, July 21, 2008

The post where I check in for just a few minutes

I wanted to let you know that I didn't fall of the face of the earth. I've just been incredibly busy. I knew I would be busy getting ready to move but I didn't realize it would be this bad. The good news is, I *think* I am almost done with a good deal of the craziness. I still have lists galore or things to do, calls to make, etc. but...........(drumroll)............... the house is almost entirely empty!!! And that is a huge accomplishment. I wish I had taken more pictures but, alas, you will just have to trust me when I say... there was an awful lot of STUFF in our house. I mean... how in the world did I end up with 3 different computers, 4 moniters, and 3 printers? (None of which were being used, by the way.) Thankfully I found an electronic waste collection event and was able to take care of all of that fairly easily... if you can call TWO trips with the back of a Jeep Grand Cherokee full of items easy.

The movers came on 7/14 and, silly me, I thought that would mark the end of craziness and I would have time after that to actually spend time with friends before we leave and kind of relax. HA! I know that I am truly a pessimist but, oddly enough, this is one clear example of a time when I was being overly optimistic. Then again, maybe it was just ignorance about how much work it really takes to get ready to move to another continent.

I had better go for now. I need to wake up early to drive from my parent's house to my house in time to clean up some of the trash and dust in our house before the painters arrive in the morning. Hopefully I will be able to post some more soon. I have so much to talk about!


  1. Hey Starlene,
    I love your blog. I'm excited that we will be able to keep in touch this way.


  2. Starlene,

    so glad to see you are posting again, I should have checked in sooner!

    see you tomorrow, hopefully you will get to relax some then...

  3. This is fun! Thanks for the comments. :-D