Moving

Last Saturday we moved form one apartment to another. From one city to another, even though we are still in Vancouver area and on North Shore that we both like πŸ˜€

Moving was tiresome, as it always is. First we spent about two weeks packing stuff to boxes and moving them bit by bit with car. Then on Saturday, we rented a truck and moved all huge and bulky things that we have – bed, sofa, bookshelves, lamps… One really doesn't know how many things he/she has until it comes to moving. And it felt like it will never end.

Do I have to mention that we were having beautiful and sunny days for a whole week until Saturday when rain started the moment we got home with truck? And that it stopped the moment we moved the last thing? We were so tired afterwards, needed few days to recover. And we were happy to being able to move for weekend and not in the middle of a week. That would be a disaster…

Anyway, days are nice again, it is getting warmer every day and hopefully soon we will go to some hiking. Right now we are still preoccupied in making a place our home πŸ™‚


For me, the hardest part was to move our car :left:

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53 Responses to Moving

  1. claudeb says:

    It's Super Darko!Seriously, moving is always hard, and I'm glad to hear you're both all right after the effort. Hope your new home will turn out just as good as you hope.

  2. gdare says:

    Felix, we are close to shops and main street, on walking distance. In previous one we were a little bit isolated. This place is bigger and has enough storage space which was one of the reasons we wanted to move πŸ˜€

  3. derWandersmann says:

    Sounds good, Darko … I'd have preferred the isolation, myself, but my wife says I should buy Montana, evict all the people, and live by myself in the center.

  4. gdare says:

    dW, I didn't have anything against isolation, we had a nice view there and quite a bit of nature. But going to shop even for small things was pain, for we needed to use a car or walk 500m up the steep hill on the way back :left:Ed, we got rid of some stuff but not enough. And there is always that thought that you might need it some day :rolleyes:Thanks :up:

  5. edwardpiercy says:

    One really doesn't know how many things he/she has until it comes to moving.

    Oh boy don't I know it! You know I had Pat Maginess say the same thing at the end of the first novel. Stuff just seems to appear from everywhere! Well, at least it's a good opportunity to do some pitching of old stuff. I've lived in my current apartment so long that it seems like I'm a pack rat. Best wishes to you and San in your new home. :hat:

  6. Suntana says:

    I agree with you and everyone else, Darko. When it comes time to move, that's when you really find out what you REALLY need and what it's time to get rid of … be it sell it, give it away or THROW away. :insane: Everything just seems to defy the laws of Physics and somehow achieve, morph into more MASS once it's packed than when it was just existing in an apartment or a house.The timing of the rain sure sucked, pretty much coming down only the entire time of your move.Once when I had to move, a guy had agreed to buy my Futon and matching chair for $100.00. But, when moving day came around, he still didn't have the money. Since I couldn't leave those things behind and I couldn't fit them in my new apartment since it was furnished, I just made a quick decision and told the dude, "Oh what the heck. Just TAKE them. You don't owe me anything. Just consider it your pay for helping me move."

  7. edwardpiercy says:

    Originally posted by gdare:

    And there is always that thought that you might need it some day

    Uh, yeah that's what I keep telling myself too. :p

  8. Abbacus says:

    Hey, wasn't that power-grinder photoshopped in?

  9. Suntana says:

    Originally posted by gdare:

    Ed, we got rid of some stuff but not enough. And there is always that thought that you might need it some day

    You should do what I did this past week. At first it started out as just doing some routine dusting. But, then I just up and decided it was time to get rid of some junk. I started throwing away cassettes, those that when it came down to it, were just never quite that good … those that not only had I not listened to in years, but didn't have any intention of listening to anytime soon if ever again.I threw away assorted stuff like pens & markers that no longer worked, papers no longer needed, CDs, a Cordless Phone and so on. If I didn't feel something was justifying the space it was taking … BAMM! OUT it went … into the trash. :headbang:Nnnnggg, Nah, I'd better not throw away that MSDOS 5.0 book. It might come in handy.

  10. Furie says:

    I hate moving house. I always get to the point where I leave things behind just because they'll be a pain to move or are so fragile they might break. Left so much of my life behind in that way. Congrats on your move though. Glad you didn't have to leave the car behind. I do think there might have been an easier way to move it but can't put my finger on it.

  11. sanshan says:

    I hate to tell you this, but you moved the wrong car. :whistle:

  12. H82typ says:

    πŸ˜† The next time I move, I'm just going to burn everything and start fresh… :p

  13. Suntana says:

    Originally posted by gdare:

    But somehow, we always feel sorry to trash things out because of memories connected to them.

    Are you talking about the Disco Platform Shoes, Bell Bottoms, Mega-patterned Polyester Shirts and Leisure Suits, Etc.? Okay Okay, I don't know. You may or maybe not have been a bit too young to have experienced those. Or WERE you?

  14. gdare says:

    Dennis, I am glad you can afford it. Good for you :yes:

  15. Suntana says:

    Oh, that time I was moving to a 2nd floor apartment, Darko. So there was no way I was going to refuse help. In fact, I insisted on it.At the very extreme least, there was 1 thing that there was no way, ZERO possibility of me being able to carry it up a flight of stairs. The Leslie Speaker Cabinet for my Yamaha Organ. That was just plain ole too bulky and too heavy for any 1 regular person to carry. Maybe one of those WWE Wrestling behemoths might have been able to carry it up the stairs. Otherwise, that one definitely required 2 people.Even my TV I wouldn't have attempted to carry up the stairs by myself. But, one of my two friends, the BEEFY one just nonchalantly picked up that TV with the ease of picking up a Computer Tower and just practically waltzed on up the stairs. I was left :eyes:

  16. gdare says:

    Ed, that's the first sure sign you're becoming a pack rat :PCarlosOriginally posted by Suntana:

    Just consider it your pay for helping me move.

    At least he helped you. Two of my Battodo students offered help but I thanked them and said we won't need it. What a mistake :doh:Today we were buying some shelving for stuff we didn't trash πŸ™„ and I was thinking how modern people became slaves of the stuff they probably won't need. Ever. But somehow, we always feel sorry to trash things out because of memories connected to them. What a mistake!Originally posted by Suntana:

    Nah, I'd better not throw away that MSDOS 5.0 book. It might come in handy.

    I told you :POriginally posted by Furie:

    I do think there might have been an easier way to move it but can't put my finger on it.

    Mik, it was easy until I came to that steep street :ko:San, :eyes: :doh:

  17. sanshan says:

    Originally posted by gdare:

    Nah, I'd better not throw away that MSDOS 5.0 book. It might come in handy.

    I know I trashed a lot of my things,:angel: however, I believe there is a Windows server 2003 book around here somewhere. πŸ™„

  18. raniakasim says:

    we say in this case i wish that good lock will be ur companion in this new place

  19. gdare says:

    Abbacus, Face in Hole πŸ˜‰San, you must admit Windows Server 2003 is more recent than MS DOS 5.0 :PCarlos, I have a friend who helped one of the coleagues to move in in her new apartment. He carried washing machine on a 6th floor (no elevator) by himself. I've never seen anything like that before…Originally posted by Suntana:

    Disco Platform Shoes, Bell Bottoms, Mega-patterned Polyester Shirts and Leisure Suits,

    Luckily, I was too young back in 70s :PRania, thanks :up:

  20. thaodp says:

    Congrats on your new home πŸ™‚ Packing, moving… and unpacking, I think I got a nightmare πŸ˜€

  21. Dacotah says:

    Wishing you two happiness in your new home. πŸ™‚

  22. Aqualion says:

    Good to hear it went well. How is Cleo's position on the moving issue?

  23. derWandersmann says:

    Originally posted by gdare:

    I have a friend who helped one of the coleagues to move in in her new apartment. He carried washing machine on a 6th floor (no elevator) by himself. I've never seen anything like that before…

    Once in Chicago, a man was sent out to pick up an old refrigerator (a big one), because my friend had gotten a new one, which had been delivered. A little man, no taller than 5'6" showed up by himself … he wasn't particularly bulky, either. We asked if he needed help, and he said no, and slipped one of those long canvas straps under the refrigerator, got it positioned to his liking, and hoisted the thing up on his back, walked out the kitchen door and down three flights of stairs to his truck. Damndest thing I ever saw.On the other hand, I was in my apartment kitchen one day, and heard the loudest crash I ever heard. I looked out the door, and saw that three guys werte moving a piano up three flights of similar wooden stairs, and had lost control of the thing at the second floor … there it lay, on the sidewalk, in pieces. That was a remarkable sight, too.

  24. Suntana says:

    I don't know, Wandersmann. Maybe that refrigerator-carry little dude was the new compact Terminator Cyborg from the future. :insane: Even for all the leverage wonder ability of that strap, I'd say one wrong move and POP! A broken back … and the little dude squashed at the bottom of the stairs.

  25. sanshan says:

    Originally posted by gdare:

    Luckily, I was too young back in 70s

    He had polyester diapers. πŸ˜†

  26. sanshan says:

    Originally posted by Aqualion:

    How is Cleo's position on the moving issue?

    She was pretty upset the first day. But now she is settled and is quite happy with her balcony. There are chickadees and nuthatches in the pine tree out front. She also has "her" aquarium and is always making sure the catfish are under control. She enjoyed going outside at the other place, but I know she was stressed keeping the other cats off her territory. Oh, and she loves the hardwood floors. It's like a skating rink, and those cat toys just go flying now!

  27. greatZenaida says:

    Nice story…I hate moving too! going to another place it's like cutting myself into a pieces, holiday, I tried now and then, but the hardest way is going back where I was born….and were I was!:yes: πŸ˜₯ :insane:

  28. SittingFox says:

    Moving is not fun, even though it's part of life as a graduate student. But I'm sure there are easier ways to move a car than that :right:Hope you, San and Cleo are settled in now πŸ™‚

  29. rose-marie says:

    πŸ˜† @ the picture! I'd get my money back if I was you :pI hate moving. All the things you suddenly realize you've collected! Still – it gives for a perfect opportunity to clean that old stuff out too :D.

  30. gdare says:

    Mit, it looked like a nightmare even before the rain started… :insane:Thanks :DCarol, thank you :)dW, my friend didn't use anything but his muscles. It was amazing! And now that you mentioned piano, I have another friend who was working for a moving company, sometimes they had to move pianos and he said it was the hardest thing to do, needed a special skills and a lot of experience. It was extra payed, as well…Martin, at the beginning she was confused, meowing a lot and hiding in a pile of boxes so we were not sure sometimes if she is around or escaped through the open door :left: Now she is pretty happy but sometimes still confused by a lot of new sounds.San, I didn't :irked:Zenaida, in my whole life I moved only three times, including this one. First time in 1991. when I moved to my grandparent's apartment, in 2011 when I moved to Canada and now. First time was easy, couple of bags, kendo equipment and some books. Now… :ko:Adele, try to remember because it seems I moved a wrong one – that means I will have to go back and get the right one :irked: :PWe are ok now, having enough rest and thinking about next hike :DRose, strong back and weak mind, this is who I am :happy::PWe got rid of an old sofa and one lamp. Then we bought three new bookshelves, two storage shelves and plan to buy a comfy chair or some smaller sofa :left: More things to move next time :left: :doh:

  31. Words says:

    Good luck in your new home both of you. :wine:

  32. Dacotah says:

    Hi Darko, you are welcome.:)

  33. volkuro says:

    I hope you will enjoy your new home :)I have 4 moves coming up on the 1st of july: Dalexia, Dalexia's daughter, my mother and my sister!! I don't know how I will be able to help all of them! :faint: :ko:

  34. gdare says:

    Words, thanks :up:Louis, all of them on the same day? I think you will have to set the priorities, my friend :sherlock:

  35. derWandersmann says:

    Call four groups of your old (and a little slow) friends. Usher them is, show them the articles to be moved, and say, in a loud voice: "There is pizza and beer at the new place."I always found that to be effective.

  36. Stardancer says:

    Congrats on your new location and home. I hope all three of you enjoy yourselves.:smile:

  37. greatZenaida says:

    Originally posted by gdare:

    First time was easy, couple of bags, kendo equipment and some books. Now…

    I think that make sense to me…and I had been thinking what is heavier a car or ourselves? Imagining that image, I don't think anyone can…so why not move on, actually I'll like different places, that's why I came this so far, and I hate to sit, on those small room, talking all the time, …so why not following those other birds too? Originally posted by derWandersmann:

    "There is pizza and beer at the new place."I always found that to be effective.

    :yes: that make sense too! just ask…what is the most important :heart: or our brain…still :confused: :spock: What is fun with this image?…just ask!I can't laugh this time, but maybe another time…

  38. volkuro says:

    I know but it won't be easy. We will try to shift days but here in Quebec, everyone has to leave and take possession of their new apartment on the 1st of July. It's such a dumb thing, imagine the price of the rental trucks that day :eyes:

  39. sanshan says:

    Originally posted by volkuro:

    imagine the price of the rental trucks that day

    I remember moving my things on a little red wagon! Luckily the move was only a couple of blocks away.

  40. AnitaMargita says:

    Wouldn't it be easier if you simply drove the car instead of moving them?? :DYou never know how much stuffs you have until you start to pack. :eyes: I agree with what Mit said – whole process of moving: packing, moving and unpacking; it can really be a nightmare sometimes…

  41. derWandersmann says:

    Originally posted by volkuro:

    We will try to shift days but here in Quebec, everyone has to leave and take possession of their new apartment on the 1st of July.

    Philadelphia does that … May First. I think.

  42. volkuro says:

    hmm..interesting, I thought we were the only place to do synchronized moves.

  43. gdare says:

    dW, this is exactly what one of my coleagues told me few days ago πŸ˜€ I will know for next time :yes:Star, thank you. Cleo has found some perfect spots for having a whole day nap :DZenaida, so I guess you are moving soon, eh? :PLouis, here the day for moving is May 1st, I think. We were lucky to get keys few days ahead so me could move little by little. But we needed to reserve a truck in advance :left:Ana, :doh: I knew there must have been an easier way to move that car :doh::P

  44. MirabelaTM says:

    Moving is one of the most stressful things to me. Especially it's hard if you have to leave some things.

  45. Spaggyj says:

    Luckily I never really suffered from the problem of "stuff", as, my whole adult life, I've lived in one-room accommodation, until we moved to our flat 5 years ago. To the day, actually! I hate moving. It's good to know you're still gonna be near all that beautiful scenery. Are you settling in okay?

  46. coisart says:

    congrats on your move :up: did you laeave anything behind because with me I always left something :p

  47. gdare says:

    Mira and Clint, we are renting apartment so we can't really leave anything behind. On the other hand, we got rid of some stuff that were old and could not fit in a new place. Everything else came with us :DKimmie, both San and me like to live on, what is called here, a North Shore, on a slopes of mountains and close to the ocean. Even though sometimes we have more rain than the rest of Vancouver :happy:

  48. H82typ says:

    Got everything unpacked yet? :p @Louis: Can you have them put the nonessential stuff in short term storage units? Move the big,bulky things with a truck. For everything else use a car or cars. Either way it's going to be a long day!

  49. gdare says:

    Originally posted by H82typ:

    Got everything unpacked yet?

    99.99%That 0.01% I can't find anywhere πŸ˜›

  50. derWandersmann says:

    LOL

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