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Old 05-07-2010, 10:48 PM   #1
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Ugh, I'm moving tomorrow. I've been looking forward to this day for a while now. I will no longer live in an apartment with people above me playing insanely loud music, and they have to weigh every bit of 500lbs each because I hear them every single night walking back and forth (and i dont think they sleep either). The new house is great, it is only about 10 years old and will be much more energy efficient than the apartment we're currently at (average house around here has an electric bill of ~$100 in the winter. Mine was $200+).

The down side to all of this is

1- I have to finish packing everything tonight. My dad is coming over at 9 in the morning to help me move. He's not a very patient man, and already hates the idea of waiting on me to drain my 150g and move it.

2- I have to move all 3 tanks (yes, i said 3. unfortunately, the sw tank is not going with me )

3- My wife is out of town this weekend. Its actually a good thing, but its making things harder for me. She's been so stressed with the moving stuff, she really needed a break. And it's also good that my 6 month old son wont be here. I'd be scared to death of hitting him with something while moving everything.

4- I have to unpack everything tomorrow. My wife will be back sunday evening, and I really want to surprise her by having the house in "living condition" by the time she gets back. If it wasnt mothers day, I dont think I would even mess with it.

Anybody else hate moving?
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Old 05-07-2010, 11:14 PM   #2
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I've only moved twice in my life but it is the worst thing I've ever had to do. emotionally, mentally, and physically draining. I've never had to move an aquarium, fortunately. I can imagine how much harder it makes everything though. I'll have my turn with that next year. I was lucky when we moved in here, I was 8+ months pregnant so besides packing boxes I pretty much just got to stand by. oh, and I also helped paint and clean the place first (don't worry, it was well ventilated and my daughter came out fine!) I'm sure you will have more work but it will most likely be much less stressful without your little one around for various reasons. what a great husband you must be to take care of everything for your family. I wish you the best of luck!
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Old 05-07-2010, 11:16 PM   #3
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i think moving others is worse..... i have yet to forgive my sis last time i agreed to move her lol next time she is being sent away.
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UGH! I hate moving the thought of it gives me stress, the packing and unpacking, and there is always that one piece of furniture that won't fit through the door! And that bag of bolts,fasteners ect. someone stuck "in a safe place" so you wouldn't loose them that you never find again. Good luck rookie keep your cool!
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Dude, I hate moving. All I can offer are my best wishes for your good fortune. lol
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Just think of how much better the house will be!!! I get to pack up a U-Haul in August and move across the state...should be alot of fun! I actually enjoy moving though. I have moved so many times, I just started leaving the things I didn't need in boxes.
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We'll, i'm trying to sell our two couches on craigslist, if they dont sell, im taking a chainsaw to them to get them out of here. we fought with them for hours trying to get them through the door. we bought a new sectional for the new house. funny part is, our new house is about 5 miles from where we are now, but it might as well be 100 miles. I tried inviting some guys from work for a 'cookout', but i made the mistake of mentioning moving a few weeks ago, and they caught on
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Sounds like you need some new friends!
LOL @ the chainsaw! I know how you feel, we had to take the screen door and door off with our old couch that weighed about 3,000 lbs. Got rid of that one and got some WAYYY lighter ones!
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Heck, I wish you were closer. I love cookouts... err nevermind. lol

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ok, got moved... well, almost. Got the big stuff moved at least. I cannot believe how much stuff we have/had that wasnt trash until i decided it wasnt worth taking to the new place
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