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  •  Sleep? What's sleep? (8+ / 0-)

    Got to bed later than I wanted, because I was waiting for the sheets and blankets to finish in the drier. Was awake at 3am anyway or shortly thereafter because my decongestant wore off. Now Dad's up on a neb, I'll probably do one too. Then hopefully back to sleep for a couple of hours. Still trying to get packing done and that list keeps cycling through my head, which is just making it harder to sleep. Maybe I can get my daughter to help in the bathroom tomorrow while her brother does her room. She's been freaking out over packing her room and has gotten very little done. He has his room about finished.
    I'm really proud of Draco, he' broke the task down into smaller parts, got some done every night without overwhelming himself, and now only has a couple of breakable things to pack and things like his computer and game system that are his last minute items. Which is good because I need his help with the rest of the house.

    "Madness! Total and complete madness! This never would've happened if the humans hadn't started fighting one another!" Londo Mollari

    by FloridaSNMOM on Mon Feb 11, 2013 at 01:37:13 AM PST

    •  Is your list on paper? (2+ / 0-)
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      FloridaSNMOM, liz dexic

      Do you keep it with you so you can add and subtract?  I made my traveling list so early, that I was packed for three weeks before going on the plane!  That took the stress off, even with ongoing changes to the list!

      I empathize with you about the move, I had to move stuff a short distance into the new place, but, the old owner couldn't get into her apartment for 6 weeks, and since she was 82, I arranged that she could pay me rent and that I could start moving boxes into the garage and the 2nd floor.

      I finally was able to move in 2 days before I had to go back to teaching, right after labor day.  I still have a few boxes in the garage! It is so much easier when you can move things right into the place where they are going to stay instead of moving everything twice.

      What kind of game can you play with your daughter to get her to help?  

      If love could have saved you, you would have lived forever. & http://www.dailykos.com/blog/Okiciyap

      by weck on Mon Feb 11, 2013 at 07:09:33 AM PST

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      •  No list on paper (3+ / 0-)
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        liz dexic, weck, old wobbly

        just pack the whole house LOL. I've been going through and de-pack-ratting while I pack, so that takes longer as well, but it needs to be done. We're not moving everything.  I wish we could pack things and move them right to the new place, but it's too far away for that. My in laws are coming Wednesday with the truck to load everything and move it.

        As for Bit... some of it is that she doesn't want to throw anything away, even broken barbie doll furniture. She wants to keep it. Her stuff really needs to get cleaned out. That's part of the problem. Part of it is she's almost 10, and going through body changes. She's also of two feelings about the move because she's leaving friends behind. I think it may help that I found a playground Girl's Club about 4 blocks from the new house.

        "Madness! Total and complete madness! This never would've happened if the humans hadn't started fighting one another!" Londo Mollari

        by FloridaSNMOM on Mon Feb 11, 2013 at 07:33:53 AM PST

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        •  Check out the micro-hoarding diary! (2+ / 0-)
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          FloridaSNMOM, Noddy

          My child also didn't want to toss, but I never had to move that stuff.  I just boxed it and kept it in the closet until college, then went through it and only saved what might have been useful.  (I still have boxes of collectable magazines that there has been no room for, but that won't be forever!)

          If love could have saved you, you would have lived forever. & http://www.dailykos.com/blog/Okiciyap

          by weck on Mon Feb 11, 2013 at 08:36:44 AM PST

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          •  Yeah, I just read it :) (2+ / 0-)
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            old wobbly, weck

            that's exactly what it is. We've been here about 6 years and things just.. accumulate. This is a good reason to clean things out. I just can't convince my daughter of that LOL. We got the bathroom done, just have to get the trash out, but I'm taking a break. Just have the last minute stuff in there to throw into a bag on Wed. morning (deodorant, tooth brushes, etc.) I'm packing up clothes today too all but a couple of outfits a piece. Emptying out closets, etc. CPAP I can't pack until Wednesday, Nebulizer moves in the car with us in case, ditto laptops. I have to pack up Draco's collector dragon lamp yet, but I have a whole big box of packing peanuts and the original box to put that in. I'm at the much done but pulling my hair out stage LOL.

            "Madness! Total and complete madness! This never would've happened if the humans hadn't started fighting one another!" Londo Mollari

            by FloridaSNMOM on Mon Feb 11, 2013 at 10:09:25 AM PST

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