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The Thought of Moving….

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….makes me want to scream!  My husband is just finishing up his senior sem. and that means that the possibility of us moving sometime in the near future is very likely!  He was a philosophy major for many years and then he switched his focus to psychology and basically had to start all over again.  He’s worked really hard and is still trying to decide an area of expertise, however he’s very interested in working with those that suffer from schizophrenia.  A brave and admirable task, if you ask me.  He’s going to be great at it….cause he just cares!  When you see people who genuinely care about their profession, you know those are the ones who will succeed.

Anyways, back to what I was talking about.  The task of moving F-R-E-A-K-S me out.  I have only left my hometown once and that didn’t work out so well.  And seriously, how do you find moving services that will actually take care of your things??  I’ve heard some horror stories and one in particular where a friend hired San Francisco movers and they nearly anhialated everything she owned.  The thought of our things not making it in the move scares me…but then again…they are just things!

I’m terrified to learn my way around a new town and what if nobody likes me?  What if I don’t make new friends?  What if I miss my mom?  What if I can’t find the grocery store and worse yet, what if I do find it and it’s in some really scary place with strange people walking around?

What if…what if…what if…I could really go on for days.

My husband has many different grad programs that he could be accepted into, however, the worst would be Fresno.  Can you imagine what Fresno moving companies would do to my things?  No offense Fresno, but if there’s one place I don’t want to live…it’s there.

Perhaps for now I should just cross my fingers and hold my breath like Tink does….everything will fall into place, right?

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  • Reply alison October 6, 2010 at 4:26 pm

    If I can move across the country for the love of my family you can move for the love you have for yours. Yes you well miss your mom more than you can imagine and yes you will make friends and find the grocery store. GPS is a wonderful thing. You will find your way with your family any were that you end up.

    As far as movers get recommendations and check them out with the BBB. Get a writen statment and don’t let anyone touch any thing before you sign on the dotten line that they are moving you. Once something ends up on a truck or in a box you are stuck. Don’t go with the cheapest you can find. They usually are the ones that suck.

    You will be fine. Call me if you need to vent or whine or cry or whatever. I understand how hard moving can be.

    :) Alison

  • Reply Crystal @ Simply Being Mommy October 6, 2010 at 6:20 pm

    While the thought of moving freaks me out too, I’m dying for a bigger house and less land to take care of :)

  • Reply Faythe@GrammyMousetails October 7, 2010 at 12:41 am

    Hopefully he will get a few places to choose from for his grad work. But that doesn’t guarantee the nicest area will turn out to be a dream for you, it will take effort from you. He has worked hard to do this and give the family a better life. You will not die if you move away from your mom. I miss my kids terribly, but there is the phone, computer, planes & more… and who is to say you will move only once? Try to think of it as an adventure. With kids, there is school & activities, so there is lots of areas to make friends. And finding your way around the new area. You can always take vacations during school breaks to visit your mom too.
    As far as moving services go, Alison gave you some good pointers… get references, ask the BBB, look online for services that rate businesses. Pay extra for breakage insurance esp if you have antiques or anything expensive. If something has more sentimental value you can wrap that yourself so you know it can take some rough moving, or take it in your vehicle. Look online for articles for moving, I know there are many, ask some of the Military moms, they are probably experts! I am around tooif you just need someone to listen or help you understand something.
    Best of luck to hubby & Congrats to his hard work!
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  • Reply Sarah October 16, 2010 at 1:41 pm

    Moving is always hard, I’ve done it too many times! That’s why we have very minimal stuff…

  • Reply Jessica October 16, 2010 at 2:55 pm

    Everything will fall into place! Just have faith and it will all work out. Congrats to your husband…I have to agree…it is nice to see people who really genuinely care about their profession. Good luck!

  • Reply Andrea G November 1, 2010 at 2:57 pm

    I have moved 9 times in the 12 years I have been married. I have 4 kids. No hubby is NOT in the military. His company does contract work (catering at colleges) so we move where the work is. It sucks. However, I have learned that email rocks, FB is awesome and skype is better. I call my mom nearly every day! I txt my BFF several times a day. I have learned to live a simple life (less to pack and unpack) and *THAT* is a blessing :) I have also learned to make the bet of what you go. For every negative I find about a new place I make myself find a positive. Sounds corny but it works. Best of luck

  • Reply victoria lester November 2, 2010 at 3:33 am

    Moving isn’t too fun. I moved twice. Once in with my husband when we got married and back out when my mom became ill and I had to move back to care for her. Moving trucks are a scary situation. I always put my breakables in totes and wrap items in newspapers and towels – depending what it is.

  • Reply heidi tucker November 5, 2010 at 5:13 pm

    I feel for you. Moving is a lot of work and stress, but I know you will handle it beautifully and will get through it.

  • Reply R Hicks December 1, 2010 at 5:34 pm

    Moving can be scary. It is a daunting for me to even consider it. With planning things will go relatively smoothly!

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