Monday, April 12, 2010
Digging ourselves out...
The sea shipment landed...hard...on Friday. It was a nightmare. The boxes and stuff just kept flowing in like a swollen river raging out of control. About 1/3 of the stuff went right into storage. I think we're going to pack up a bunch of things into a container and ship them back to the US to put in storage there for a few years.
Right now our house is a maze of boxes, toys, picture frames, artwork and just STUFF - everywhere. We have paths through the flat to make our way from one room to another. It's madness and makes my blood pressure shoot through the roof every time I squeeze through the door.
A few things are abundantly clear:
Cate is spoiled rotten - she has way too many toys.
I have too many clothes
I have too many shoes
I have too many wine glasses and not enough wine
We do not have enough room to breathe here
America has ruined us for living anywhere else - and we came from space-challenged New York!
I'm going to sell a bunch of stuff right off the bat. I always knew we were going get rid of a lot of things while we were here and start to streamline our living. I sincerely hope so because we just have everything in excess. It's madness
It's going to take weeks to sort all of this out, hang the art, find a place for everything and figure out what we're going to do with the stuff in storage.
Anyone want a glider with ottoman - yours for the taking - come and get it! Otherwise it's going in the rubbish heap!
Things are getting better though. I have to apologize to poor Kristina - we had a lovely lunch two weeks ago and she confessed that she had to stop reading my blog as I was stressing her out! She remembered how hard it was to move here and was reliving her own hell through me! So I'm going to keep the complaining to a minimum because I do not want to cause anyone stress! Yes, the move is hard, but as my mom always says - this too shall pass.