Thursday, June 10, 2010

A Bloggy Break

I am just taking a little bloggy break and playing on the net.

The movers are here again. They are still making good progress. Yesterday was hard for me. After what seems like an eternity of being busy busy busy trying to get everything ready there really wasn't much for me to. And yet I couldn't relax either because my house was full of strangers packing up all our stuff, including the TV. Mostly I wandered in circles and annoyed the packers, except when David sent me to go get some lunch.

Today at least I have something to do. The packers are done with the upstairs, completely done. They are still hard at it downstairs and in the basement but the upstairs is empty. Empty, echoey and remarkably dirty. I swept and vacuumed on Tuesday as part of the final prep. I swear I did. You would never know it from the number of dust bunnies running around up here. David is still supervising downstairs while Dakota and I are cleaning upstairs. A total cleaning. Vacuuming, sweeping, mopping, polishing, window washing, the works. Why? Because we have been told that if the powers-that-be need to call a cleaning crew as part of the make ready for the next family we will be charged, so the floors need to be mopped,the carpets need to be vacuumed, the base boards cleaned, and all the dust bunnies captured. At least I am not annoying the packers today.

We still have no idea what our total weight for the shipment will be. No idea if we are over or not. We will not have any idea until probably early next week. It is so FRUSTRATING! In Jakarta they weighed the stuff as it went into the truck so when the last box was loaded the head honcho in charge sat down with his list and his calculator and 15 minutes later we knew how much everything weighed, how many boxes, ect... Here they box it up and take right out to the truck. It will be weighed on an official scale somewhere, no idea of where. No mountains of boxes sitting around waiting to be loaded, which I must admit is nice, BUT I have no idea how many boxes we are up to now, or how much weight all those disappearing boxes represent. Hopefully it is all under the magic number of 7200.


fsowannabe said...

So how hard is it to stay under 7200?

Shannon said...

With 6 of us and me collecting things like cast iron cookware and the kids collecting rocks, pretty hard. LOL! It depends on the size of the family, how big the house you are assigned to is- you tend to fill up empty space, and if you are a pack rat. Some people seem to have no problems at all, others struggle.

Anonymous said...

I do not miss those days. I'm glad it's finally over ad that means you all are that much closer to being home! MEOW

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I'll Take Mine... said...

I hope everything went well and that the weight was ok. I wish you all a safe trip "home." Enjoy family time.