Life on Hold

I’m into the mental to do list.  I’m not great at making actual to do lists and crossing them out.  The problem with the mental to do list is when there’s a trigger event before anything can happen.  For instance, there’s a TON of stuff to do when we get to the new house.  But so much of it doesn’t happen until after we move or shortly before. 

As a result, I have a ton of stuff on my mind and no real outlet to get it done.  Sure, J. and I pack a box here and a box there, but they only serve as a reminder of how much more packing we have to do, yet we can’t jump on it yet because we need access to a lot of it over the next two weeks.  Then there’s also the issue of where in hell do we put the packed boxes while we live here?  It’s not like there’s a garage to tuck them away, so we’re living amongst the boxes.  Remember when a move use to be done in trickling car loads?  There was something simpler about that.  You pack what you can, what doesn’t make it now goes next time.  But with movers there’s this pressure to be 100% ready by a certain point in time and be extra efficient because there’s no coming back.

I look forward to standing at the doorway of the new house and pointing to where this item or that should go, and once the movers are gone, life will begin again.

Unfortunately, the blog has made it onto the “when we move into the house list.”  I think getting to all my photos on my computer will be easier when I get settled in to the new place and get some reliable wireless internet connection.  Any thoughts out there on cable vs. DSL?

Also, any thoughts on padding for Max’s room?  Should I do those ubiquitous interlocking mats, or a festive rug?   The mats seem kind of expensive for what they are, but the rug could be a slip and slide situation if it doesn’t grip properly.

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2 Comments

  1. Gretchen said,

    October 4, 2009 at 9:40 am

    If you get a nice low-pile rug with some sort of backing (natural rubber?) that might work? I don’t even know what’s out there that’s soft yet non-slippy besides those mats. As for internet, I’d have to say I’ve had both and don’t really see a big difference, although cable might have a slight advantage in my book.

    I think using the blog for a to-do list is great – I love knowing what you’re up to and giving you positive reinforcement when you need it! It’ll all work out!!!

  2. Mommy, Esq. said,

    October 4, 2009 at 9:58 am

    I don’t know how you manage to do all this! I remember moving and we were only going 2 miles and I didn’t have a small baby at home! Anyway, I like the mats in the playroom but they do come apart and “move” so maybe Gret’s suggestion is the way to go. Good luck with the move.


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