Monday, April 18, 2016

Cardboard hell, or "where's the kettle?"


Moving day was last Tuesday. It was a day I hope to forget.

"Where does this go?"

"Ah... den."

"Should all these boxes go in the locker? Oh, and where's the locker?"

"Right..."

The beauty of a three story town house, with the den, office, and spare bedroom on the third floor, is that it's a really nice retreat. Or will be, once the furniture is in the right places, the TV is up and running, the home network is firing on all cylinders... To be honest, as much progress as we have made, on M+6 the house is not nearly a home.

Too much cardboard. Too much wrapping paper. Too much, and I thought I'd never say this because normally it's endless fun, bubble wrap.

At least the internet as I knew it and the Apple wireless network is functional. The TV is only partially operational though. I think the Bell guy might have to make a return engagement.

The point of all of this is that there is hope. There is definitely hope.

I just thought I'd check in, in case you all thought I had plowed the Vespa into a culvert somewhere down the 401 in Ontari-ari-ari-oh.


14 comments:

  1. I was wondering how the move was going. Not hearing anything suggested that it was like other moves. I.e. miserable mess.

    You didn't mention the problem with a three floor town home. That it has three floors...

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    1. Richard it is a lot of stairs, but, the exercise is most likely a benefit. By now the miserable mess is now somewhat tamed. When we get back from our little west coast hiatus we will tackle the rest with renewed vigor.

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  2. Glad to hear that everything is now perfect....
    We did it in August. Moved from a 2500 s.f. house with a two room cottage in the back yard to a duplex, 1300 s.f. each.
    But we are not renting the spare and I have two unused rooms at my office, so we remain largely in boxes awaiting renovations and sorting eight months later.
    One of these days....

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    1. Thanks Bill.

      The new place needs painting from stem to stern of course. And there is still furniture to buy. We're like newlyweds.

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  3. Wrapped in paper and bubble wrap, exactly where I thought you'd be 'hiding'. I hope it get all sorted out eventually. Looking forward to you exploring your new neighbourhood.

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    1. Ha ha ha ha, a few days ago I told Susan "just toss the paper into the vestibule and I'll bag it all at once". I found myself literally waist deep in paper stuffing green garbage bags for the better part of an hour.

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  4. I hate moving, you never find some stuff you swear you packed. Good to know you didn't end up in a ditch......

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    1. Dom, in truth, we actually found stuff while unpacking that we had given up for lost about three months ago.

      So far the only casualties are one teapot, one old fashioned glass, and one long stemmed wine glass. Not so bad.

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  5. Now that is a lot of wires coming out of the TV. Glad you survived the move, lets hope you survive the unpacking process.

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    1. Home entertainment became really complicated. The stereo, TV, and computer network are all interconnected, so there's a spaghetti mess of speaker wire, stereo wire, HDMI cables, bell wire, and category 5 ethernet cabling, all competing to transfer information all over the place within just a few square feet. It's daunting getting it right, and then making it presentable.

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  6. And that is why I will never move again.

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    1. Here's hoping you get your wish granted :)

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  7. Hey, save that bubble wrap. It will be a collector item soon you know.

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    1. You think? And we have varieties too, including yards of the big bubble kind that really POPS!

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