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1. Packing sucks. This is a general truth. But also:

2. I always think I'm nearly done with packing. I think that every day for the last week before I move -- surely the odds and ends can't take that long! Surely! I must be done now! It is the Zeno's paradox of moving. Damn it, where can I pack the hook thing? And why can't I get the bolt off to disassemble that furniture?

3. The previous? That is maybe a thing that is happening to me right now. Apparently, when I put my little exercise bike together, I tightened a bolt so tight that I couldn't get it off with a CRESCENT WRENCH. Problem: it needs to come off, or it won't pack in a box! Problem (2): My WD-40? Yeah, I gave that away in my last move. Because I couldn't figure out how to pack it. *facepalm*

4. Point two suggests that there is always something more to pack. Well, whatever it is, it's probably oddly-shaped and won't go in a box. (I am looking at you, over-the-door rack.)

5. Cleaning. Look, current landlords, I am in a second-floor apartment with single sash windows. You can give me a note saying you'll charge me $30 for window cleaning all you want, I still can't reach the top sash. Which means that in a just universe cleaning them would be your job.

6. The lack of decent food. I last went shopping more'n a week ago. I have eaten a lot of black beans, because they were in the cupboard, and toast, because I needed to eat the bread in the freezer.

7. Being internetless. OMG, they can't come in to hook up the modem until twenty-four whole hours after we move in? But we're [community profile] kink_bingoing!

8. Changing utility companies. "Hi, yes, I would like to transfer my service..." I say, and they say "oh, that'll be fifty dollars for the adminisstrative fees."

9. Changing addresses. I always forget somebody. Always.

10. Did I maybe mention packing once or twice? Because this bullet point is for its somewhat gentler twin, unpacking. And the ... Swedish twin, putting together Ikea furniture.

11. Ever-expanding lists. This is a feature of point two, but also of moving in general, where you make a little list of things to do, and then cross things off all "yay! I must be closer to the end!" but you are not, because you also somehow put twelve new things on the list. (Mine are currently: pack cable modem in first-open box, remember to take the showerhead, take out trash, figure out how to deal with point three. Hey [personal profile] thingswithwings, remember how I said I was on top of it and didn't need any help? That was a LIE. It was a lie that needs some LEVERAGE. Or WD-40. Or a much bigger box for the mini-bike-thing.)

Date: 2009-06-04 12:08 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] thingswithwings
IT IS ALL TRUE OH GOD

sorry I didn't have any WD-40 either. But I do know where I packed the, uh, non-industrial lube?

Date: 2009-06-04 11:20 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] livrelibre
I once moved three times in a year and I still get the willies anytime I think about doing it again. They would have to dynamite me out of my current place. Good luck!

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