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Moving... again

Friday, July 03, 2020

Hopefully this is my last move for a while! I am moving in with my dad. My niece, Tigan, moved to Cleveland where she will be attending law school in the fall. She had moved in with dad after my mom died, because she wanted to spend time with dad. I think it was good for both of them, but now she is making big changes in her life and looking to the future. What this means is that Tigan’s rooms are now empty, and dad would be alone again. I have not been happy at the apartment building for quite a while, so I will be moving into Tigan’s vacated rooms at dad’s house. I sleep when I am at the house! This is a very big deal for me as lack of sleep exacerbates my health conditions. And dad and I can be company for each other. Now I just have to deal with moving everything... again. It’s only been a few months since I moved from one apartment in the building to another. This is a bigger move, so I have been taking it slowly. I just put my 30 day notice in on the 1st. So I have until the 31st to get moved out. I won’t need a lot of my stuff at dad’s house, especially kitchen stuff. I am debating over whether I should give and/or donate most of my kitchen stuff. I will probably give some to my niece, July, who is planning on getting an apartment of her own in short order. It’s weird to be moving during this time of the pandemic. For one thing it’s hard to rustle up people willing to help with the move. I can move a lot of it myself, but I need a truck and an extra set of hands (or two) to move the big stuff like tables, bed, desk, etc. I will figure it out somehow. Cooper loves it here at dad’s house. He has the whole house to run around in with my dad’s dog, Angel. Angel was a foster “fail”. Dad was fostering her from the local shelter, and decided that it she is a lovely dog. She doesn’t got along with Tigan’s dog... at all, but Angel and Cooper get along just fine. Maybe because they are almost the same size? Wherever you are in the world I hope you have a marvelous day!
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    I had to make some of the same decision you are making about your move.
    When my wife died my first thought was to get rid of as much STUFF as possible. BAD IDEA.
    Before you hit the kitchen empty out another room. Either to Dad's house or even just in boxes. Now put a piece of masking tape down the center of that room and start lugging stuff from the kitchen or linen / clothes closets in.
    Don't look at the stuff, no matter the original room, as keep it, give it, or donate it. Look at the stuff selfishly. YUP! You read right.
    On one side of the tape line put all the expensive or gift gadgets you have collected. They are your keepsakes. Next your Healthy Life Change articles. Even if Dad has a bunch of this stuff in drawers and closets KEEP YOURS. They may have to hide away in storage for a while, but when you need them, you got'um.
    Next stop is your niece. Here is where you get to give away that third gravy boat when you have yet to use the first one. After your stuff is socked away give her a call. "I got some stuff you WILL need in your new apartment. Stop over and check it out." Niece gets to five finger shop your gift aways, AND you get to enlist her in the effort to move the BIG GUNS to Dad's.
    Lastly, what's left? That's the stuff on the other side of the tape line. My recommendation is pack it up. Take it to a charity thrift shop. And help them make some money for their causes. I started with my church (who referred my to two other churches), Habitat For Humanity Re-Store, and finally Sal's Army or Goodwill.
    Here's a side note. As my wife was a fantastic cook and baker she had a bunch of stuff I had no idea what it was. After my daughters got theirs' #1 Kid told me to contact an area Domestic Violence Shelter. Turns out when women or families are safe and ready to leave the shelter they truly GOT NOTHING. So my wife's P'n'P, everyday dishes, clothes that won't fit our girls (As #3 said, "Oh Daddy, these are a bit 1990's for us.). Well these bits of 1990's would help get these women restarted again. Think about it.
    Each morning and evening please be sure to give your Dad an extra hug. No matter how much of a crumgen we are.
    ~Grumpy Jim
    39 days ago
  • KATIE5668
    Just chiming in with everyone else...this is a great move for you both! I am happy for you to be going there and being able to truly settle in . It is a win/win all around. Yes the physical act of moving is a huge urgh...but once done the smiles will be never ending!!
    You have a month to move..so don't push or over do...take care of you.
    40 days ago
    Moving is no fun, if you have a kitchen gadget you know you will not want to ever be without eve if it is a duplicate keep and a care package for your niece would be good otherwise donate. If it would cost more to store it or take up to much of your rooms if you should find yourself needing it in the future purchase new.
    From previous blogs you and your dad get along and work well together so this is a good move. emoticon
    40 days ago
    This move sounds perfect for you and Cooper. Your Dad will certainly enjoy having the company.
    40 days ago
    I think this is going to be a fine thing for all of you! I like how you've broken down moving into manageable chunks. I am just certain a way to move your big items will arise as you need it. emoticon
    40 days ago
    This is so wonderful, Chandra! The stars have aligned in your favor - you & dad, Cooper & Angel, even the cat. Hurrah!
    40 days ago
    Good luck to you on your move. I am sure your Dad is pleased to have you and Cooper living w/him. Nice to be company for each other.

    HUGS and good luck.
    40 days ago
    I'm just simply SMILING Chandra!! This move is the one that'll benefit you and your Dad so much!! Of course, Cooper Dawg also!! You are so right that SLEEP is a prime importance for anyone with health issues. In this place I am 100%%%%%%% times 100000%%%%%% at home. It's made a HUGE difference in my sleep pattern. I now sleep easily 6 hours, sometimes over 7 a night. I may or may not get to go pee, but than I am right back to Sleep. Ahhhh nice!!

    TY TY TY TY Chandra so MUCH For your support around my stuff while here you are going thru a lot also. Your heart is so sweet and kind hon.

    The move will somehow work out. We've both have moved enough times to realize that times its a last second thing, but we still end up with it being done.

    I have to tell you when the little guy is here (5 days a week 9 hours a day) LOL Izzy at first was NOT HAPPY but now? She comes out and acts even cuter than a little 3 year old who's 99.9% of the time laughing and smiling!! HAHAHAHA We were laughing at her today when Sarah was here with him. Poor Izzah.
    40 days ago
  • BJAEGER307
    I am happy for you moving to your Dad's. You've been so much better since you have been spending so much time there. Also I'm sure your Dad is happy for the company and so is Angel. You will get this figured out and I'm sure if you keep moving things slowly bit by bit it will done in no time. I think if you really evaluate what you need and get rid of the rest you will feel lighter inside. Funny you'll find out you really don't need all the stuff you think you do. Makes life a lot simplier.

    Have a great day and a wonderful 4th of July.
    40 days ago
  • VDALE4
    Good luck on your move, I'm sure that you will enjoy the new location. I'm sure you and your Dad will have lots of fun and enjoyment. Dad's are the best. It is always hard to make a move. I helped my Grand Daughter move into there new place a couple weeks ago. She had a couple of strong arm young men that help them with all their large stuff. With the virus going strong you might find some young strong men, just stay 6 ft. distant and gloves. She had a new baby 6 month ago so, so many new things to move. Enjoy each day moving, She got rid of many things so it is a good way to purge clutter. We all seem to accumulate so much. Have a good 4th of July. emoticon
    41 days ago
    What great news. This move is a gift and both you, your dad and the dogs will benefit emoticon
    41 days ago
    sounds like a good move for you
    41 days ago
    Moving is a pain for wife and me. Moving my daughters is easy! Packing and quantity are the difference.
    41 days ago
    Sounds like this will be a very good move for you.
    41 days ago
    Moving is never easy and with every else going on now it must be very difficult. Good luck
    41 days ago
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    41 days ago
    Best wishes with your move!
    41 days ago
  • _CYNDY55_
    Best wishes with moving again. God bless You!
    41 days ago
  • LOF7203
    Thanks for sharing
    41 days ago
    41 days ago
    It sounds like a beneficial plan
    41 days ago
    Moving in with your Dad sounds like the best plan. You might hold on to your kitchen stuff until you decide what you will need. Moving a bit at a time helps and perhaps you will come up with a plan for the large things
    Best wishes to you in your move!.
    41 days ago
    You can rent a storage unit someplace. Eventually you'll move again and want all that kitchen stuff.
    41 days ago
    You are going to be a blessing to your dad
    41 days ago
    It really does sound like this move is a very beneficial one for not just you, but your Dad, Cooper and Angel. Maybe you could see if you could sell some of the bigger stuff you don't want, and some of the other stuff, too, because apart from anything else, it means that YOU don't have to do as much donkey work and it makes your shift so much easier.

    41 days ago
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