Thursday, July 22, 2010

We're here...

We've landed at our new duty station.  To say that we're exhausted, overwhelmed, sad, excited, and a whole host of other feelings would be an understatement. 

Most days, one or more of us is crying.  Tears of sadness?  Tears of joy?  I don't think any of us know exactly why.  

Well, maybe this is why...

We asked the movers to unpack the boxes they delivered.  It's the first time in 7 moves that we've ever had them unpack.

Little did we know that "unpack" actually means: "to open boxes, dump contents on nearest floor, counter, or pile of other stuff, then pull out all packaging material.  This is done with no regard for the outcome of the items which are being unpacked."

I'm sure that definition is in Webster's.  Check for it.  I know I didn't before the move.  Maybe I wouldn't have had the movers "unpack." 

No, you don't need to run right out to the eye doctor and request an eye test.  The pictures are blurry.  I know the pictures are bad.  Apparently the lens on my camera is not focusing.  Auto focus would not work and so I tried Manual focus.  I obviously need more work on that skill.  I'll get right on that after I'm done digging us out of all the piles of stuff...


  1. Oh dear - I have never used packers to unpack our stuff. I've heard of horror stories and this only confirms it. I'm so sorry that you are having to deal with this. I know it must be overwhelming for you at times to have to look at all of that and wonder, when will I find the bottom to it all? Just take it one step at a time. You'll make it!

  2. I have often wondered about the "unpacking" process. We decided that we should have them unpack our kitchen this last move - - -big mistake - - my counters were full in 2 min. and I could not put stuff away fast enough, not to mention that ever two seconds one of them would give out a huge sign of frustration because they wanted their day to be done. It was too much, so after my counters were full, I told them thanks, but no thanks!! And sent them on thier way!!


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