To say that moving is stressful is an understatement of the year. However, downsizing is even more stressful. Moving into a studio efficiently combines both. And oh, the timelines!
I am left with a couple of weeks to move the remaining belongings from point A to point B or to somewhere else. Point A is my old one-bedroom apartment that I’m happy to part with. Point B is my lovely studio, all of a little over 300 square feet. The storage closet downstairs makes the transition easier.
I had movers take most of the large pieces except for the one that I wanted to do myself on a spur of the moment. It was a solid-wood drop leaf table that I disassembled (unscrewed the legs) and managed to drag all the way to my car and then with a few prayers push into the back seat. Had to get some help with it at the point B. I had purchased this very table about ten years ago and back then had no problem with both delivery and assembly. It was a bit more challenging to do this now. It’s amazing what ten years can do to you. Hmmm.
The chairs came next, both fit nicely in the back seat, and I really enjoyed seating on them afterwards. Prior to that, all I could sit on was a twin mattress on the floor or the floor itself. Never before in my whole life was I enjoying seating on a chair. This of course became old rather quick.
The best part is, I have managed to reluctantly let go of my good old tube TV that was still going strong and refused to die.
My old bed is gone, too, and a new daybed is coming soon. Hope to be able to assemble it. I do have a limited bed assembly experience, have put together a wooden bunk bed on my own. Here’s to my next project. Working with a ratcheting hex key is a part of this project.
I have a narrow time frame to think what comes and what goes… at times it feels overwhelming and I start wondering what possessed me to get into this. It feels like it’s too much and I can’t handle it. This usually happens at the end of a long day.
The best way to deal with this is to drop everything. Sit down, relax, forget about it all. Take a hot shower, this usually clears up my mind. Forget about everything moving-related until the next day. I tell myself, I am not moving tonight, nothing happens as of yet, and of course my procrastinating nature kicks right in.
This works. I have managed to place all my diabetes supplies into a canvas container that is easy to spot. My fasting BG is good, and I have even lost a few pounds, thanks for carrying boxes and such from point A into my car and then into the point B. I couldn’t believe my eyes when I stepped on my bathroom scale. 146 versus over 150 in a few weeks time. I’m getting there. Yay!!
Off the topic, I used to be able to wrap the text around an image fairly good. Somehow can’t do this anymore, try all I might. Would love to wrap some text around the dancing banana but no such luck. Oh well.