Thursday, October 8, 2009

I HATE Moving!!

I don't care what it is - I HATE MOVING!!! We are moving our offices in another week (it was supposed to be this week, but it got postponed) and does it really look like I am ready??

Last year, I packed up and moved my residence.  I had been entrenched living in the same house for 12 years.  And I loved that house.  I thought I would never move from it.  But fate had something else in mind and I had to move (don't worry it was for the MUCH better).  But because I lived for so many years thinking that I would never leave it, I didn't give much thought to what I accumulated and how I stored it.  I wasn't going anywhere, so what difference did it make if the basement was about to explode and spew many of my worldly possessions I hadn't looked at in at least 10 years all over the neighborhood?

But I digress...What was the topic?  Oh yeah - moving - but I wanted to talk about my office.  Well, at work I live in cubicle world (I am a nobody and like it that way).  I have worked at my present job for 20 years (seriously, I didn't think my attention span was that long).  We did move offices once before but I can safely say that was about 15 years ago. I applied the same logic to this cubicle that I had to my previous residence - I've been in the same place for a long time - I'm not going anywhere.  So now I am reliving moving hell of last year all over again!  Apparently it is more cost effective to hire a moving company than to have our own in-house movers do this.  So we are being issued tubs and rollers to pack in.  Only thing is, we are limited to 4 tubs per cubicle.  WTF?!?!?!?!?!  4!?!?!?!?! What's up with that?  Do they know anything about historical records?? I mean there might be something important in my files about a facility that was built 100 years ago. It could be relevent today (it could be!) and I know just the moment I throw it out, I'm gonna need it. 

Well 4 tubs is just a good start for me.  Over the years, I have brought in lots of personal stuff one piece at a time and now am suddenly faced with having to pack it all up and move it. Even worse, I have had to gather up all my personal stuff and take it home until after the move is complete. So far I am at 6 boxes.  Needless to say, I am getting the funny "where is that going to go" look at home too.

I still have lots of important stuff in my cube.  Normally, my cube doesn't look like this - I am much more neat and organized.  But, we are moving to a newly renovated building with new cubes, and we will be held to a certain decorum (what? no more boxes stacked under my desktop?).  So I have to sort through all this stuff - not everything can go with me (but I like my boxes and notebooks and stuff).  The sorting and packing process has really disrupted my organization.  the good news is that when we go to the new digs - I can redecorate a little.  I will bring back my beloved rat collection, but this will be a good opportunity to change some things too. 

Something I learned last year - a person should really move every few years, just to keep them organized.  It's either that or just pour lighter fluid on it and burn it.  Nothing like a fresh start!


Julie said...

I hate moving too. It's easier to just purge it all in a backyard bonfire and buy new. LOL

You feeling better? Hey, you need to guest blog on my blog for me some day soon. Get some exposure and send people your way!!!!

Write me something funny. :)