The Process of Moving 1
Moving really is one of life's most stressful situations. Demetrio is due to start his new job on April 1. That gives us exactly 1 week to have the apartment packed up, cleaned and vacated.
We arrived back in Torino yesterday, I have bragged for years that have never once got jet lag but last night I couldn't go to sleep until about 5 a.m. I think part of me really missed Veronica and going to bed without her in the house was just about unthinkable.
(My two weeks in Seattle were wonderful. I got to reconnect with my sisters Sara, Anna and Kentra as well as many friends. I think this is the right move for us. I know Demetrio feels a bit defeated that he did not make our life in Italy work but even he agrees that moving back to the states will give Veronica many more opportunities and it will make our lives a lot easier. Of course his mother is very upset by the whole move but she understands that he must go with the job is.)
I woke up around noon and was overwhelmed with all the organizing there was to do. Microsoft is allowing us an air cargo shipment of 300 pounds or is it 300 kg? (which arrives at its final destination in about two weeks) as well as a 40 foot container which arrives in Seattle in six to eight weeks. Our task today was to separate out everything that went in the air shipment and everything that was going to go in the container. I was disappointed that the moving company will not allow us to bring any food items. I spent today distributing all of the dry goods in the kitchen amongst good friends.
We were successful in selling (at dirt cheap prices) our dishwasher, stove, oven, big screen TV, DVD player, audio receiver, Braun multi-mixer and other miscellaneous appliances. We ended up giving away smaller electrical items and all our liquor and some of our wine too. Part of me feels like we're losing a lot of our personal belongings and the other part of me feels like we're lightening the load. We have two more days to tidy up the apartment before the movers come. As each hour passes the apartment becomes emptier and emptier.
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