instructions for moving far, far away

First, you need a reason to leave. A new job, a new lover, a new school, or just wanderlust licking      the soles of your feet. You will know when it is time to go. Sometimes it helps to bring someone along with you, or to meet someone there.      You can meet your lover there, or bring your dog along. Sometimes it's nice to go alone. Find a place to live. Look for a home that feels like vacation, somehow. You'll need to take all your things off of your shelves and out of your cabinets. You can get boxes at liquor stores. ...more

I'm A Thrift Store and I'm Open For Business!

For the past few days, I've been a serious sea of boxes that literally reach higher than my head while trying to figure what needs to go where and which needs to go to the dump finally.  I cannot believe the amount of completely useless junk  stuff we carry around as a family....more

I can definitely relate to your experience. I refrain from inviting friends to the house. The ...more

Changes in Latitude.... Changes in Attitude

No, I did not recently attend a Jimmy Buffet concert. Just a stinking saying that plopped into my head when I sat down to start writing this. It does fit considering changes have occurred upon moving to a new location.Well, we're getting settled into our new house here in Auburn sans furniture, just fine. Thank God someone left their small kitchen table and chairs behind or we'd be eating dinner on our new hardwood floors and we all know just how lovely it can be scraping spilt spaghetti sauce on those floors. Especially if it's dried.... ewwwww!...more

Moving With Ease... kinda, sorta, in our own round about way

Well, we managed to make to our location here in Auburn, Ala-BAM-a safe and sound, and without mangling each other too much. Luckily, no duct tape was needed in order to maintain order with the younger kids; they seemed to handle everything with ease. Dang! You should have seen Toni move the 20-shelf bookcase when we asked her. Bawhahahahahaha!! Gotcha! Our last day at our old house in Florida did not end without several "hiccups", of course. Somehow, "someone" managed to lose 5 hinges that were needed to hang the cabinets doors back up....more

Life In The Moving Lane.... Better Wear Your Seatbelt Tight!

Life in the moving lane isn't pretty; never has been - never will be.  Moving seems to bring out the absolute WORSE in people.  That is unless you are fortunate enough to have a moving company, cleaning company, painting company do all for you while you hire a therapist to coach you and the rest of your family through the ordeal!  ...more

"Pack Em Up and Move Em Out Boys!"

 The past few weeks have been hectic to say the least.  I have been missing in action on my blog, and a virtual basket case at home of late.   See we are in the process of packing up and moving from the Gulf Coast. And I'm doing it all while I'm still taking classes at the local college. ...more

Deployment Blues

Here I sit surrounded by dogs in my parents house all alone. My parents went on vacation this week while I packed up my apartment and put it all in storage. My loving husband Alec has been deployed and I didn't want to stay by myself. So instead I came to stay at my parents for few weeks and then head to the East Coast on my own adventure....more

Three Tips for Moving on a Budget (and Without Losing Your Mind)

I don't know anyone who actually enjoys the process of moving. Seizing a new opportunity? Sure. Relocating to be closer to family? Yep. Moving to go to graduate school? Exciting! But the actual packing, loading, driving, making sure all your stuff goes to your new destination? Not fun. Not cheap, either. Here are three ways to move without breaking your budget or losing your mind. ...more

Our Last Move???

In about three weeks my hubby (aka Papa Bear)  & I will be celebrating our 15 year wedding anniversary. I know, most marriages don't last even half that long.  In that same amount of time we have moved 10 times.    TEN TIMES!!!!!   No, Papa Bear is not in the military.  He is not a traveling sales man, nor is he a consultant for anything.  We just llike to move.  Let's see, apartment in R- moved in with 'rents in O-apartment in A- 1st house we bought in SM- moved back to O- next house in R- back to O...more

I really hate moving. I used to like it but after 20 years of wandering the world (my ex husband ...more