Phew!

At about 11 o'clock in the morning when the moving truck was starting to look rather full but people were still bringing boxes, boxes, boxes out of the house, and the rooms still had quite a bit of furniture in them, I stepped back and thought, "F*ck, I didn't think we were hoarders. But... look at this stuff. Jesus."

The packing lady recognised my anguish. "Don't worry," she said, "it always looks like a lot when it's in boxes."

I stood there, looking at her.

"Really," she continued, "It's taking us a day to get you out of here. In some people's homes it takes us a full day to just box up the kitchen. In some houses, it takes us three days to get the house packed up."

And she was correct: from start to finish, it took them 5 hours to get us out of here, because by about 1 pm they were gone.

But still, I think back to the truck in our driveway, packed to the ceiling with... stuff, and I think, "Jesus."


There she goes, pulling out of the driveway and on her way to Invercargill.

And now the house is quiet. The rooms are bare and I am sitting on the floor of the living room, downloading podcasts onto my computer so I can listen to interesting interviews on my way to Invercargill tomorrow.



By tomorrow evening, I will be in Invercargill, in an old weatherboard house close to city centre, cleaning the kitchen, blowing up a camping mattress and then on Thursday, when the truck arrives in Invercargill, I am going to be unpacking.

I am going to be unpacking those 100+ boxes people packed up today.

Jesus.

7 comments:

  1. Põnev, ma nii elan kaasa teile ja evin eelaimdust, et teil hakkab seal hästi minema. Seniks, palun jätkuvaid reportaaže ja vaateid autoaknast!

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  2. Edukat kolimist!! Lahtipakkimine on alati mõnusam ;)

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  3. Jõudu kolimisel! See on suur töö. Ma olen viimasel aasta vaid kolinud - asjad kastidesse, sealt välja, uuesti kastidesse jälle välja ja isegi praegu on veel vähemalt 10 kasti mis tühendamist ootavad. Minu jaoks on just lahtipakkimine raskem töö, sest siis peab kõigile asjadele uues kodus oma koha leidma. Pakkides paned vaid kastidesse.

    Loen ka põnevusega neid teie kolimisjutte. Tahaks juba teie uut kodu näha :)

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  4. Kolisin, ema ja isa! OOOH!
    Jõudu Teile kallid!
    Mina ka nagu kolisin sellest majast välja, mul olid seal 3 väga mõnusat nädalat 2015 märtsis.

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  5. I suspect it'll be a longer period when my IL's move house eventually, they have a lot more stuff than you!

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  6. Oeh ja kolitegi (pole vahepeal lugema jõudnud) ! Edu teile! Mul hakkab natuke hirmus kui enda peret kolimas ette kujutan...

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  7. Oeh ja kolitegi (pole vahepeal lugema jõudnud) ! Edu teile! Mul hakkab natuke hirmus kui enda peret kolimas ette kujutan...

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