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Scheherazade in Blue Jeans
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Oh hai Friday 
10th-Feb-2012 09:33 am
Hearth
Behold my link soup!
* Fire drawings
* Art made with smoke in bottles.
* My Little Dalek.

I am terribly torn right now between my "I CAN DO IT ALL MYSELF!" nature and the fact that I clearly can't do all of the packing myself. Pain levels have been augh. But I feel like if I enlist help, I'll have to hover and guide a lot; as the person who'll also be doing the bulk of the unpacking, I really need to know where everything is.

*flail*

Hi.

Question. Is anyone willing and able to take over organizing the Backup Project at Boskone? I just have a lot more to do that I did when I signed on for that, and given that it's the last weekend of packing pre-move, I may well not be on-site for the whole con. I have finally been informed of the fan-table hours: 4-9 on Friday, 10-6 on Saturday, 10-3 on Sunday. I have the table reserved and, thanks to several wonderful readers, I've ordered the buttons. You would just need to wrangle people for the table. Any takers?

I didn't get around to my closet yesterday, so I'll do that today. A bunch of what's in there is already storage stuff that'll go to the attic; the one storage space we've had in this house is the upstairs closets. The closets in the new house are maybe half as deep as those (but twice as wide and deep as the other closets), but we won't need to store comics boxes and Elayna's preschool art and whatnot in them. Attic! Yay! And the stuff we've been stockpiling for charity donation is out on the curb for pickup today, so we just gained a *lot* of space to stage stuff.

We will hopefully know for sure today whether our move day is Saturday 2/25. It probably is. The property manager's on vacation in Florida, so responses are delayed.

Thanks for the recs on that "Up Your Score" SAT prep book, y'all! I got Elayna to start reading it last night (she does not like her new structure, which is come home from school/rehearsal, snack, do homework, pack a box or you get no TV time, then dinner), and she actually required some nudging to put it down. She went upstairs for her shower rattling off things she'd already learned in her brief reading. "It's all about the psychology of the test! I can do that!"

Speaking of "I can do that" - time to tackle the closet!

My Valentinr - song
Get your own valentinr
Comments 
10th-Feb-2012 04:38 pm (UTC)
I've moved a lot, and even when I pack all my own boxes, I still forget what things are in which box. I'm not sure it really matters, but I also don't have an entire house to pack :)
10th-Feb-2012 04:43 pm (UTC)
Yay, Up Your Score! I'm so glad she's enjoying it--I still remember it fondly, and for an SAT book, that's saying something.
10th-Feb-2012 06:41 pm (UTC)
Good luck on the move, and good luck to Elayna on her SAT's!
10th-Feb-2012 07:34 pm (UTC)
I packed for my move from Philadelphia to Tennessee in late July, in a third-floor apartment with AC in only one room, during a heat wave with, like, 95% humidity. It was probably the only move (of many) where I got friends to help, assigned each a room, and let them have at it.

You know what? All my stuff ended up in Tennessee. Nothing broke, because I only had friends I trusted help pack. They labeled the boxes with general descriptions, but because I knew what room each had, I had a vague notion of what would be inside each box, or which set of boxes to search in for something.

Yes, there was a good deal of, "where the hell is X?!!?" when I started unpacking. But I had the energy to unpack because I hadn't done it all myself or spent my time hovering and worrying. And the fresh juxtaposition of items in each box actually helped me be more critical of what I chose to move and would choose to keep. It was scary as hell. But it was the healthy thing to do.
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10th-Feb-2012 11:26 pm (UTC)
I just now noticed that you have a Valentinr. I am not giving out my email address to yet one more random thing I'm probably never going to use again, but I did decide I would leave a valentine for anybody who wanted one.

So here is yours:

<3<3<3<3<3
Roses are red,
I write poetry badly,
When your daughter graduates she should head for South Hadley.
<3<3<3<3<3
11th-Feb-2012 12:08 am (UTC)
Hi there! I'm just back from being away from LJ for a while and I see that you're moving? Hopefully this is a positive move - moving is stressful under the best of conditions - and you're all happy in your new place. And I totally understand about needing to pack your stuff yourself even if you lack the spoons to do it - A. is the same way, which always complicates our moves. (I don't think it's a coincidence that when my life gets stressful, I start having nightmares about moving.) Anyway, I hope your move goes well and I plan to be on LJ more to see you around. (/rambling)
13th-Feb-2012 07:12 pm (UTC)
It's going to be a very good move! It's just physically difficult. :( I did manage to accept help yesterday, but I continue to be very frustrated at how little I can do without being struck down by pain.
13th-Feb-2012 11:11 pm (UTC)
It does sound like it's going to be a great move! More to the point, it sounds like it's going to be a great place to live once you get moved. Hurray for more money, less stress, stair railings, closets, and other good things!
12th-Feb-2012 01:54 pm (UTC)
do you still want packing help today?
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