Monday, January 18, 2010

Packing Blues

As of today I have packed 95% of the books in the living room. Art is safely boxed up in his original packaging and my matrushkas are wrapped in a box. In order to be done with the living room bookcases I need to get more bubble wrap (for the minis and family photos) and box up the remaining books. [Incidentally since the picture of Art was taken for the archived post a total of six mini settings are residing on the living room bookcases.] Once that's done I need to finish packing the closet and I will be finished with all available non-essentials in this room. Of course being sick since Thursday hasn't helped any...

Today I hope to finish the living room, get some cleaning done, pack some of the office, and pack a bit more of my craft closet. Of course we all know that sturdy paving material can be made from good intentions. We'll see what happens later.

I did decide that I'm going to cheat a bit and not remove all the glass from my framed pictures. Before any of you panic, let me assure you that since this move is not cross country I plan on carrying boxes of picture frames in our car to the new house. No jostling on a moving van, no movers in a hurry to be done for the day. All fragile items are going to be shifted into my craft room once all the furniture is pulled out of there to keep it safe from overzealous movers. In fact, my house plants and all of the animals will be shut in that room as well on moving day. I'm quite certain that Confetti's irritated growling will keep anyone from opening the door, especially once they see the "Do Not Open," sign over the handle.

Tomorrow the quilters from the stitcher's guild are meeting to discuss our big project for the year. That will be a nice break from the insanity.


Debbie said...

Good luck with all the packing Kat. xxx

Tallulah Belle said...

oooh good luck.

I never removed the glass from my pics either....even when I shipped them from the UK here.

This last move I kept anything breakable aside and moved it in the car.

Easy to do when you aren't going far...not easy when you are doing across the globe or USA :-)

Sans said...

I feel you, Kat! I still ache physically if I think about packing or moving! But it did get finshed one day, months later but they got finished :).

Kim said...

good luck with the moving Kat♥ One nice thing about moving is that sometimes you find things you had "lost". Hope it all goes well!

Leigh said...

I love your new blog look! I'm happy for you about the new house, but I definitely don't envy you all that packing and unpacking!