Sunday, October 30, 2011

Moving Tales - Part II

Yesterday was moving day...in the middle of a snowstorm.  Yes, that's right...the snow that was anticipated to arrive around 2-3pm actually showed up at 10:45am in my neighborhood.  I know.  I looked at my watch at that time because I couldn't believe that the rain had turned to SNOW!  It snowed the entire time of the move, as well as, well into the night.


However, I am all moved in and typing this post from my new sewing room.  My amazingly disorganized and stuffed to the brim with fabric totes bin...but in nevertheless.  I wanted to share a few moving observations while the horror of it was still fresh in my mind.  Horror because I HATE moving, not horrible because the move was bad.  Actually, the movers were fantastic.  Funny, fast and unperturbed by the snow...if anything the snow caused them to move it along a little quicker...


Some observations:
1.  As stated above the movers were fast, funny and professional.  They were such good sports about moving in that horrible weather and even took the time to wipe the boxes off before moving them into the house, that I'm sure I overtipped them.  But they did make moving extraordinarily easy.


2.  Ummm no I don't sew for a living and no I won't make you anything...enough said about that!


3.  I have alot of fabric.  I know I have alot of fabric.  And yes, I did have two large garbage bags full of fabric after the great pack up to donate, as well as giving two large 20 gallon totes of fabric to my daughter.  I have culled quite a bit...so no I don't want to donate any more.  Yes, I'm quite aware of the fact that I won't be able to sew it all in my lifetime...but that's why I have daughters! *LOL*  It will be their problem to deal with once I'm gone.


4.  The room diagram my friend John made up for me works.  Of course the room needs a little tweaking...but having some directions made getting all the items in far easier.  Now unpacking...I'm going to be doing that for weeks!  My computer is up and next is the sewing machines and after that the boxes.  Thank goodness I don't go back to work until Tuesday morning.


5.  My bedroom is in the best shape of all the rooms since I bought new bedroom furniture, someone else built it and made sure it was right.  All I have to do there is hang up my clothes because while I was waiting for some tech to come and hook something up, I filled all the drawers.


6.  Of course last night after going through everything, I noticed a missing box which I have no hopes of recovering...especially since this same thing happened the last time I moved and I swore that I would be more careful this time...box still went missing! *sigh*


7.  I'm broke.  Moving is terribly expensive and I don't want to do this again any time soon!  Last time was 6 years ago.  I'm hoping that I can stay here another 20 years...I'm getting to old for this!  *LOL*


Finally because I have no shame, a few pictures of the mess that currently is my sewing room:


Picture from my new bedroom window
early this morning so you can see the snow!

The wall of fabric bins

The new home of my book collection
Some day it will come out of the totes!

The sewing table that needs 
to be set up

Of course, I'll post pictures when the room is finally in shape and receiving visitors - but doesn't the floor look good!  My daughter did a great job of putting it down!


...as always, more later!





31 comments:

  1. Many congratulations on your new place! Very exciting. :-) I am drooling here at your boxes of what I'm sure is beautiful fabric.

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  2. Wouldn't we all love to come over, have tea, and look through those bins. Enjoy the new space. It'll come together step by step. I find if my studio (first) and the kitchen are functioning, life moves better.

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  3. YOU ARE TO BE COMMENDED! I know you will enjoy having all that dedicated sewing space. The floor is the great part, pretty, and no carpet to get all threaded up. Rest, and enjoy!

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  4. Well you lived through the worst of it. Sorry for the missing box, hope it really isn't something you can't live without or replace. g

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  5. Congratulations on a successful move. And Carolyn, I'm not sure you can 'overtip' good movers (or waitstaff). Your generosity will be much appreciated. I hope you enjoy your new sewing space. No one I know deserves a great sewing space more than you do.

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  6. I hope your new home is filled with love and laughter--congratulations. I live in Monmouth County; we had rain, thunder, wind, sleet and finally snow. Your movers sound wonderful; they earned not only a huge tip but a big kiss on the lips!

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  7. You moved and only lost ONE box? OMG - you are one lucky woman. The last time we moved, I can't count the number of boxes of stuff went missing. And when we cleaned out my mom's house... well, we won't even discuss what went missing from that. Enjoy your new space!

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  8. I thought about you and your move yesterday when I heard about the East Coast weather. Glad it went so well and I hope you will love your new home!

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  9. Sorry you had to move during a snowstorm but extremely happy you have a sewing room! Bummer you don't feel the need to send me any of your fabric...darn those daughters. Take care and don't overwork yourself. It's not as if you need any more clothes!

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  10. Thought about you all day yesterday and really did not expect a post, but checked anyway. Phew....glad that is over! lol I'm glad it went so well. I agree, you can't over tip good movers! Have fun getting it all in shape, it will be amazing.

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  11. Looking at all your bins reminds me of my bins in the basement. I think I can match your number and probably more. Glad to hear the move is done. We have moved twice in the snow and I can relate. I so impressed with your daughter's work with the floor! Good luck with the unpacking!
    This is my first post but I have followed your blog for a very long time and you are source of great inspiration for me.

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  12. Glad to hear that the move went well despite the weather. I do hope your missing box turns up. I am amazed by your bins! My family would never let me build up a stash like that. I imagine it would be fun though:-)

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  13. And of course today is sunny! Well, I am glad the move went OK anyway. ;) Enjoy the new space!!

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  14. I have a family member whose hubby is contractor. The story of her life is one of building extravagant homes and then selling them right away. I don't know how she can stand all that moving. Once particular move the deal withe buyer was to let her keep and remove and extremely expensive, extravagant chandelier and take it with her. They got it down and place it inside a large plastic leaf bag and pulled that drawstring shut, waiting for the movers to take it away. Well, you know the rest of the story. Many were in the house that day helping out and someone thought they would get rid of a bag of garbage. Noone noticed the loss until they were all moved into the next house. One 2000.00 dollar light gone to the dump.

    Moving is horrendous. I think I may only get pried out of this by death or desease. You have my sympathies.

    The good news is that sewing room has fabulous potential. Look at all the space you have gained. It will be wonderful.

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  15. I'm glad to see that you made it thru the packing up and moving phase. The one good thing about unpacking is that you can work on your own time frame. I love your new floor.

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  16. Yeah! Moving is over and now you get to set up a dedicated sewing room. That would be fun. Ah fabric stashes... my husband still insist that my fabric stash took up half the full size moving van we used 11 years ago. Maybe not half, but it was still significant.

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  17. Whew, it's done and behind you. Now comes the fun part. Unpacking the treasures and placing them in their new home.

    Last time we moved we only lost one box but I was heartbroken as it contained my children's baby books, my last pair of toe shoes, and my mother's toy hand-crank sewing machine. After eight years I'm still trying to figure out how it could have happened.

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  18. God bless you in your new home! Moving is a big PITA and I hope I never have to do it again, but isn't it exciting decorating a brand new place!

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  19. I agree with all the parts about moving... It's not only physically demanding but I find it very emotionally unsettling -- feeling uprooted or not surrounded by the familiar things. Glad your move was pretty uneventful and that you're settling in. And what an AWFUL day to move! I made a trip to Philly and kept thinking "what am I doing, what am I doing?"

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  20. I'm glad that you are okay. I was thinking of you yesterday when I heard it was snowing! Rose in SV

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  21. I moved into my condo while I was six months pregnant. All the neighbors stared as I carried bins on my head. My movers were great too though, so I know how much that helps.

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  22. Congratulations on having survived the move! I'm sure that you'll have the new place feeling like home in no time - especially once your sewing is all set up.
    This may sound odd, but I would really like to know how you like that flooring in the sewing room, once you've lived with it for a while, and should you remember, down the road. Does it do a decent job of keeping the feet from freezing in the basement? We seem to have the same abhorrence of cold, so I thought you would really be the perfect person to ask.

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  23. Welcome Home!

    Your new place looks great, and the sewing room floor is fab!

    I always wonder where those lost boxes go...probably where the one missing sock goes when it gets lost!

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  24. I can't believe you have had snow already, and on moving day too! But it sounds like it went pretty smoothly and hopefully you will feel at home there soon.

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  25. well done on your move - I dread the thought of moving all my stash. Enjoy your new home and fingers crossed it will not happen for another 20 years..............

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  26. How exciting for you. New sewing room, new bedroom furniture, new home!! Have fun unpacking.

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  27. I'm glad you are moved yes I know what you mean about hating to move, the sewing area looks great mess and all it looks great.

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  28. I sympathize! I had workers here last year and they asked me several times if I sew for a living....um. No.

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  29. Wow, lots of fabric. I think the colors of the tubs are pretty! Congrats on the move and may you enjoy your new sewing room for many years to come

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  30. I'm impressed with your daughter laying a hardwood floor. She should go into business.
    I got an estimate for one small room at my house and it was $2100. That's more than my house note per month.

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  31. Congratulations on your new home. I hope you have many happy memories there with your family and fabric! Believe it or not, this Alabama girl experienced the same snow storm traveling to MA to take care of her Dad. I hope we both warm up soon!

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