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Wednesday, June 01, 2005

Moving Rules

Some things you don't learn until they are upon you. Here's a short list of the things that Mrs. Hammer has assigned to be complete before connecting the computer to enable Hammertime's bloging:

Vacuum the house.
Rewire the dryer.
Water the lawn daily.
Mow it.
Weedwhack it.
Install 32 new shelves.
Hang pictures.
Break down the boxes.
Save the packing paper, but get it out of the house.
Build the basketball goal.
Put up all of the 'cute' decorations.
Build Grace's crib - which she won't use for two months.
Watch Father of the Bride II for the 37th time.
Seal the driveway, deck, patio and stairs.
Wash the dog's feet every time he comes in. "He's all yucky."

It may sound fairly average, but moving takes much longer than you'd think to complete. We still only have half of the house "ready", and we have guests coming in tomorrow. Throw in that I also had to prepare and present a message in a church during this period and that our anniversary is today, and you have utter chaos.

I'll be blogging as I am able under these constraints over the next few days. The stuff I thought I was going to write about is fading into the past...

5 Comments:

  • Well, Happy Anniversary anyway...

    By Blogger John B., at 6/01/2005 01:02:00 PM  

  • Hammer,

    Sounds like you have all the priorities in order. The cute decorations are her job, though. :-)

    By Blogger David M. Smith, at 6/01/2005 02:19:00 PM  

  • Every time I move I swear it will be the last, but after a few years the pain starts to fade into just a memory, memory becomes legend, and that which should not have been forgotten is lost, and we move again. And it hurts again.

    I must say I don't get the "cute" decorations, either. She'll just rearrange them, anyway, right?

    By Blogger Mark, at 6/02/2005 02:23:00 AM  

  • We still have only half the hosue unpacked. I tell ya, this would be a lot easier without a toddler who is committed to maximum destruction at all times...

    The decorations are only mine to place (at her direction) when they need to be attached to the wall with something bigger than a 20 lb picture hanger nail. The rest I am merely required to locate and place in her possession, on command...

    By Blogger Hammertime, at 6/03/2005 03:37:00 PM  

  • You mean you didn't just burn everthing like we did when we moved!

    The gall of some people. :)

    Happy Anniversary, too!

    Also I have to speak up for Mrs. Hammer....dear men please remember Mrs. Hammer has 3 children to care for, one being a toddler, one being a newborn, and the other moving closer every day to being a preteen! Besides if he doesn't hang them then he'll just hear about forever!
    ("I sure wish those cute decorations were hung up for company")ect ect ect

    By Blogger anna, at 6/08/2005 03:46:00 AM  

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