Moving Is Work!

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  1. Cody Fousnaugh

    Cody Fousnaugh Veteran Member
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    I don't think that I've ever had a job where I've worked as hard as I have in our apartment and garage preparing for the moving company (United) to come this Saturday. Three different times, one of them being yesterday, when I taped self-made labels (with our last name on each) to boxes and plastic storage bins. I got 2/3 of them done, but I was soaked with sweat when I walked back to our apartment. When we first moved here, in January 2009, the humidity didn't really bother us that much, but NOW...…..very, very different story!

    This is our 4th move since we married in 2001. The first 3 weren't too bad, but we were younger.

    Moving companies require most glass to be taken off of furniture, like computer table, wrapped in bubble pack and secured in a Moving box. A large piece of glass, like our dining room table top, will be wrapped in a blanket. It can be amazing how many pieces of glass can be had and has to be removed.

    All bookcase shelves, that are removable, have to be taken out of the bookcases. The Movers will wrap/tape them up.

    Knowing what we have to take in the back of our Dodge Durango is also WORK. Suitcases, large cooler w/items from the frig, copier box of cleaning supplies and another one of boxed/packaged food. a blow-up bed (w/electric pump, top/bottom sheets) and a few pillows), our computer tower, laptop and a few skillets/pots for cooking. Also, can't forget two lawn fold-up chairs. IOW, it could take up to 7 days for the Movers to get our stuff to our new apartment.

    Hope this will be our last move, but if we don't end up liking this apt. complex (for whatever reasons), we will have to move again. HOWEVER, that time would be a local move, not 1,800 miles away.
     
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  2. Holly Saunders

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    Moving is supposed to be one of the most stressful things next to a death of a loved one...

    The best thing to do is to only unwrap the absolute essentials you need at the new place for the first few months, until you know if you're going to settle, and then it will save you repeating all the same huge amount of work again... Good luck for Saturday BTW...
     
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    @Holly Saunders
    I've moved more times than the number of loved ones I have lost! Suspect the very first move, after being born in and living in the same house my parents bought two years before my birth, and remaining there 30 years, proved to be the most stressful, due largely to the psychological thing involved. Our Slavic Culture is wound around the concept of marrying, buying a home, raising a family in it, and remaining there until the end comes. Breaking with that unwritten "code" is stressful.
    Frank
     
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    @Cody Fousnaugh
    It only seems bad when you have to pack everything. Once you get to your new home to unpack, it will be great fun to see it all looks in a new environment.
     
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  5. Cody Fousnaugh

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    Well, one thing is for sure, the inside décor of our new apartment sure won't look like Florida! We got rid of all of our lighthouse pictures and ceramic lighthouses. We had a couple of framed photos of commercial fishing boats that I took, as they were coming in with their catch. Both pictures are gone. We just don't really want to have anything that reminds us that we lived here, except for some photos I took.

    Last Christmas, we bought a living room area rug with a Whitetail Buck Deer in the middle of it, wildlife glassware, wildlife coffee mugs and wildlife potholders. Also got, Throw Blankets with wildlife on them (a Moose and an Elk). We simply want anyone who visits us to know that we live in Colorado and love the wildlife that is there.
     
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  6. Holly Saunders

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    ..but no-one visits you do they?.... :D..and even if you did get visitors they'd already know you were in Colorado, because they'd be there too.. hahahaha.. sorry Cody, I can't help laughing..

    Anyway..I feel for you that Florida has scarred you so badly you want nothing to remind you of it.. I really hope Colorado is your forever home..
     
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    Believe it or not, Holly, even though it is Colorado, there are those that live there that don't think of it as Colorado. They care less about rodeos, the wildlife or anything Western related.

    When we had our house there, we had three large ceramic cowboy figurines sitting on our fireplace mantel, an entire wall dedicated to rodeo champions and other Western stuff. Heck, I even had two of my old Classic Rope Company ropes I used in rodeo hanging on that wall.

    As far as scaring us, just last night there were 4 shootings in Jacksonville here. Seems like the blacks here, in certain parts of the city, just don't get along. Actually, one of the shootings was a drive-by and there were three kids in the house. The kids didn't get shot, but a man inside did. Drugs and gangs, gangs and drugs is what rules this city and definitely keeps our local law enforcement (JSO) busy on a daily basis. Not even a newly elected (second term) Mayor and Sheriff can do much about the crime in this city
     
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    How absurd that you presume to know what they "think". I live in Texas but I don't wear boots and a cowboy hat, and I can't stand rodeos. That doesn't make me any less a Texan.
     
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  9. Holly Saunders

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    That's very sad, and who would choose to live in that kind of environment if they didn't have to?..I feel sorry for good decent people who do, but then from what I understand Florida is a very large state and I would imagine if you'd chosen a different part to live , there might not be the same level of crime as you experience now ... Still, I understand that also your main preference is to get away from the humidity and heat too..so with all that said, I hope Loveland, lives up to it's name for you, and there's very low levels of crime..
     
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  10. Holly Saunders

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    Well, I don't believe you...;)..everyone knows that a Texan rides horses out on the plains, ropes in cattle, wears cowboy boots, and HUGE hats... and says Howdy Sheriff in every Saloon Bar ...

    here in London, for a fact, everyone high class wears a pinstripe suit, bowler hat, and carries a rolled up umbrella (because it ALWAYS rains dontchaknow) and takes tea regularly with the Queen?... but the lower classes work spend all day singing and whistling cheeky cockney tunes, talking in cockney rhyming slang, working on market stalls and carrying muffin trays on their heads, and wearing down flat caps, talking like Dick Van Dyke in Mary Poppins.... ''no wait, scrub around the last one, no-one EVER in the whole world much less London spoke like Dick Van dyke in Mary Poppins.. :eek::D
     
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    Haven't you ever heard the statement, "I can't believe that person lives here." There are those that live in farming and ranching States that have absolutely nothing to do with either. There are those in Denver that would love to see the major January rodeo taken out of Denver and put somewhere else. A lot of Denver and Colorado folks say...……"absolutely not".

    Actually, there are those that live/work in Dallas/Ft Worth area that don't like rodeo or anything Western. A week or so ago, I read an article where long-time citizens of Wyoming and Montana are getting "sick and tired" (and that's the way it was stated) of all of the big city folks from other states coming there to live and try and change the lifestyle.

    Every tv tourist ad I see about Texas always shows Longhorn steers, cowboys and rodeo action.
     
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    Good luck Cody, hope you marked yer boxes with what's inside, well worth doing :)
     
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    No, I can't say that I have ever heard anyone say that. It seems that you are judgemental and believe that the way you want to live is the ONLY way. Why not just do what you want and stop projecting your own narrow-minded opinions on others?

    I hope that your move to Colorado works out well and you can wear your cowboy costume proudly.
     
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  14. Holly Saunders

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    Cowboy Costume.... !!!


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    @Cody Fousnaugh Here's what will happen. The people around you will think it's cool because you lived in Florida in what they would consider a 'beach' environment. You will then wish you had all your beachy stuff because this would make your home unique and of interest with your new friends. I know this because my youngest son lived there for a almost two years. Granted, he just wanted to live closer to legal weed, but he said the people there thought growing up in Florida was really lucky. He started wearing Florida/Beach t-shirts to stand out in the bar. :p
     
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