Project Alicia : WW: Moving Confessions

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

WW: Moving Confessions

I'd like to be taking leisurely strolls through my new stomping ground. Soaking up the unseasonably warm temps and beautiful picturesque photo ops.

Instead I'm scrubbing floors, windows, and toilets in an attempt to remove the odor and filth left behind by the previous evicted tenants. I won't even tell you what was found in the master bathroom.

Sigh...

I'm bruised, achy in places I didn't know could ache, and exhausted beyond words. If you've moved you know exactly what I mean.

Unfortunately I am unable to exist in chaos. Turns out this is a giant flaw that not all human beings possess.

Here they are in all their glory... rare crappy snapshots of me attempting to put my life back together.

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This is our new neighborhood for the next year. Our home is the one with the basketball hoop.

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The kitchen was the first to get put back together.

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My bedroom is still a disaster and I have yet to find the bedding or towels.

I'm desperately overdue for a shower. And my to-do list is growing by the second thanks to new-to-me information about roaches and cardboard. Another never-ending day ahead...

Maybe I'll even get my computer in my new home so I can blog from the comfort of my couch. There's a concept.

Thanks for stopping by. Please link your photo(s) below. Wordless, Not So Wordless, and Wordful post are all welcome here at project alicia. Unfortunately in light of everything I will not be making visits this week.



64 comments:

  1. Beautiful home! I know exactly how you feel, at least it's rewarding when you get finished! lol. Happy WW! And Merry Christmas!

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  2. You look so great even when unpacking! I must start making an effort in my everyday life. We only live once and looking at your photos, YOU KNOW!! Hope you are all et in a few.

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  3. What a lovely kitchen :) i like the braids Alicia ..

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  4. Oh Alicia. I hope for this all to be over soon! You will be so happy when this is done but also sad you will have to do it all over again.

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  5. Sorry moving turned into more of a hassel than needed. Good luck with the rest of unpacking :)

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  6. I feel your pain, girl! I hope things get organized soon. I know how stressful moving and unpacking can be. :( Good luck and let me know if there's anything I can do!

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  7. You seem to make your life look so ideal but the reality is not always that way. Moving is HARD. Hope your place soon feels like home to you and your family, and yes, blogging from the couch sounds good, hold onto that image.

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  8. Ohhhh you poor thing! That's the part I hate about moving - having everything in chaos. I always put my kitchen together first, too. ;) Here's hoping you get to blog from the comfort of your couch soon (and get a shower, and find your bedding...) ((HUGZ!!))


    It's Beginning to Look a lot like Christmas

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  9. Yeah for attempting to put your life back together! :) Hang in there and try not to stress. It takes time to put "stuff" in order. Celebrate the season in your new surroundings...without snow and enjoy.

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  10. My sympathies on this. It's always tough. (With us, it's been over a year & we're not fully moved in yet.) Enjoy your WW, & don't stress too much over getting everything set up perfectly.

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  11. I am still trying to unpack, and we have lived here for over a year:P

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  12. girlfriend.
    I feel you.
    We just moved into our new house (hopefully we will be here longer than a year or two, but you never know with the Army!)
    and I was absolutely DISGUSTED by how these people left it!! I mean. Really.
    CLEAN YOUR CRAP!

    haha.
    I enjoyed this post. it made me giggle.
    Hope everything gets figured out for you.
    I linked up to your linky today with my wedding wardrobe/details post.
    Thanks for hosting!

    lovelovelove
    moo.

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  13. Oh, good luck! I do feel your pain of the moving in. When we evicted our renters and moved back into our old house, I had to use a snow shovel to get the garbage out of the house (hence the aforementioned eviction), and it took 2 days to get it out and a start on the cleaning. After that I said "never again" and when we moved again last year, it had to be a brand new house that nobody lived in. So much better! Hope you settle in soon. ***hugs***

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  14. Bless your heart for moving a week before Christmas. Hope things settle down soon so you can get some rest. Thanks for hosting!

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  15. Moving sucks...judging by that kitchen, the house looks very nice though...

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  16. Remember to sleep otherwise all will collapse. I send you super powers to cope:)

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  17. Aw, hang in there! Wish I could come over and help - I love unpacking, it's my favorite part of moving :)

    Dagmar
    Dagmar's momsense

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  18. Oh boy - hope calm & serenity resumes soon!

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  19. Oh Lish, I know exactly how you feel! I hope you will be done with unpacking your stuff soon and have some time to rest!
    I´m sending you many, many hug´s!
    Verena

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  20. Moving is not an easy job. We moved to Canada 11 years ago, and I'd swear I have boxes we haven't opened yet!!! :-)

    I'm running a nice game... Send me a picture of your Christmas tree, and I will publish it! More details here

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  21. I feel your pain! Moving is not an easy thing for my family either, and honestly we are still opening boxes - 3 yrs later!

    Chaos, alas, is a major element in my life, though I am mostly used to it by now. And so, when the stress seems to be overwhelming, I just look at my Calming Bee. Hopefully, you will find your own Calming Bee soon!

    Happy WW!

    ~EdT.

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  22. Hang in there. If nothing else, you look marvelous. ;)

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  23. Looks as if you are having "lots of fun" with your move, and what a sense of accomplishment you will have when you get all settled in to your own new space. And you will get there. Looks as if it will be lovely too. sorry it is right around the holidays though, as that makes it doubly hard. Blessings to you in your new home!

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  24. You sound a little overwhelmed. I would be too. It will be over soon. Just keep telling yourself that: It can't last forever. Good luck during this overwhelming time!

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  25. I do know what you mean... and OH MY GOODNESS, it will get better. Hang in there. This is the worst part. Sorry babe.

    ~Tabitha

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  26. Good morning!
    I’ve included your site on a page I’ve put together devoted to hops, challenges, and memes for every day of the week! The link to that page is under my header. http://acts17verse28.blogspot.com/

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  27. I hope things get easier for you in this time of transition. Happy Holidays!

    Gillian from Baby Talk without the Babble

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  28. how is it that even though you are unpacking and all that, you still look GORGEOUS?!
    You will get all settled soon and then you can really start to enjoy it :)

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  29. Been there, done that sweetie, ugh.........We have been living in our home for nearly seven years now. It's the longest I've ever lived in one spot. Love it! When we originally built our home we planned to sell and move again in two years. But here we stay happy and cozy. Hang in there. Soon your chaos will be comfort. Hugs!

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  30. Ahhh...you're living my life. This is what I've been going through since we moved this past summer. Still going through boxes. Hoping to empty a lot of them over the Christmas break. I'll be praying for you as you go through all of this. Been there, done that and doing it. :)

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  31. ugh, moving...will be moving again next year and hopefully for GOOD!

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  32. Oh my goodness Lish- you have just reminded me of all the things that sent me into a panic with our last move. I'm sending calm vibes your way- it's a shame that people didn't take care of that house. It's amazing to me how one could take a beautiful home & trash it. At least now it has you to care for it & bring it back to it's glory. I'm sure once you are all unpacked & put your touch on it - it will be gorgeous!

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  33. Saying prayers that your life returns to as normal as normal can be very very soon! I would be freaking out cleaning everything too, I actually have been in that exact place before. This is my first week linking up so thanks and good luck this week!

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  34. I think you get at least a year to clear the disaster and find the towels. Moving is awful enough without worrying about those details.

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  35. Hope you get settled in before Christmas! Enjoy your new home! Happy WW!

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  36. If you need me to come over to help just shoot me an email! I'm right down the road...

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  37. Okay, I must have missed the post...what happened to the lake front place with the crappy internet? This is a beautiful home!! I hope it feels homey soon.

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  38. Yikes! I hope you manage a semblance of order by Christmas. Unpacking is no fun!

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  39. That's a rental?! Good lord. It's gorgeous! That kitchen. Man. I'm drooling. Good luck with all the cleaning and organizing. I feel your pain Mama!

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  40. Wow, what a beautiful home! I will be praying for you and your family that the rest of the move will be super smooth!

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  41. Ugh I hate moving! Good luck and keep sane!

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  42. moving is a lot of work. but unpacking and make a new pale home is my favorite part!

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  43. I LOVE your kitchen!! I have kitchen envy. :) I hope you get settled in quickly and you get to rest!

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  44. So....how do you like moving? Things going well?
    Kidding!

    The house looks nice, but your little mention of not wanting to tell us what was in the bathroom causes it to lose its appeal a little. Honestly, I would like doing what you are doing. I'll trade you!

    You'll get there and get settled soon!

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  45. your house looks just beautiful! we just moved to and i so wasnt a big fan this time around. I hope you guys get settled in soon! can't wait to see more pics of your new place!

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  46. That looks like the neighborhood my husband's grandmother has a house in. I wonder if you are close by! I hope you get settled soon!!!

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  47. Ahhh moving sucketh.

    You have my total sympathy here Lish.
    Hoping you get it all clean and livable and comfy in time to relax BEFORE Christmas with a glass of wine and a good book...
    xx

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  48. So sorry to hear about the moving woes. I'm sure you'll have it spic and span and wonderful in no time!

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  49. Oh moving! I wish you luck, thank you for sharing!

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  50. We moved around this time two years ago. I thought the "nightmare" was never going to end. Although it was sure a hard time in our lives, I look back at it and can only be but grateful for a chance of a new beginning. Remember to breath...and to keep into perspective that no matter what, your children do not mind the messy or dirty house, they are just as happy to have you and a family. People matter not things. I know it's easy for me to say it but try it :)

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  51. What a challenge, especially this time of the year!! Take one day at a time. It will all get done. I know how you feel though, I also do not like clutter and disorganization. I hope you begin to feel settled soon!!

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  52. Oh Alicia, I hope you're settled soon and can get a break. I know moving really sucks xx

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  54. Sorry it took me so long to come back and comment. I hope you have gotten most of your unpacking done by now. It looked overwhelming.

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  55. Moving is always a nightmare, but at Christmas? You poor thing! Hang in there. It will get better!

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  56. yikes. haha. i do not envy you at this time!

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