Moving out is always a painful process, no matter how convenient and easy the moving companies make it out to be. In retrospect, they probably did the easiest part. They only had to lug the big stuffs from Point A to Point B. The new settlers, meaning us, have to do everything else from a) packing, b) unpacking, c) arranging, and d) decorating the place. Well, of course they also have a “plan” where they do everything from a) to d), but it will definitely cost us an arm and a leg.
But oh, what a price to pay. I’m so tired. So dead tired everyday. We haven’t even begun with b) yet. So far we’ve only opened boxes that would allow us to function normally in our day to day lives. I shudder to think of the weeks or even months ahead that we have to spend to make this place decent enough to live in.
So this is how it feels like to move after more than 11 years of accumulating stuff. What was surprising to me at least, is that so much of those accumulated stuff were really trash material. So we threw away many things. Gave away some items to friends who might have some use for them. And yet, still there were a lot of stuff that we couldn’t really decide whether to keep or let go.
But never mind the trash. It’s the physical exhaustion that really gets to me. We are so close to cursing the day we decided to give up our old place and move into a new house.
But I guess these are just the labor pains of change. We desired change, and in order for this change to be born, we must undergo these pains. How I wish it will all be over soon. I want to sit back and relax and just enjoy everything. It’s like having a baby — you just want to get over the delivery as quickly as possible and spend the rest of the time enjoying your baby.
Well, in a way I am enjoying, inspite of the suffering. Every morning, I am treated to this spectacular sight at our balcony:
|Good morning, Tsukuba!|
Oh yes, I can now enjoy the view of the sun as it rises over the sleepy residential area this side of Tsukuba. As I watch it everyday (yes, everyday!), the more I affirm to myself that this was the right choice. Of course, an unobstructed view of the sunrise is just one of the perks!
In any case, do forgive me if I’m lagging behind in my blogging. Let me just put some semblance of order into this chaotic episode of my life.
Ok, enough blogging. Let me go back to unearthing those plates so we can eat a decent meal tomorrow. 😀