Moving Mayhem

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Re: Moving Mayhem

Postby ViewsAskew » Mon Sep 18, 2017 9:06 pm

Yeah, tried the split, too. And cortisone, lol. Hates that splint!!!! And, it didn't seem to help. But, I likely did not give it 2-3 months, probably only 1-2.
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Re: Moving Mayhem

Postby ViewsAskew » Mon Sep 18, 2017 9:07 pm

Polar Bear wrote:I feel your pain, not literally the same pain, but I do have arthritis in a couple of joints and so have tried all sorts of insoles.
I am an insole nerd.


Haha! My guess is that most of us who hang around here are nerdy in general, lol.
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Re: Moving Mayhem

Postby leggo_my_legs » Tue Sep 19, 2017 3:56 am

But, this summer I was so hot and wanted sandals. I am paying the price.[/quote]

I've had good luck with Romika sandals. Not cheap but I can walk miles.

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Re: Moving Mayhem

Postby Polar Bear » Tue Sep 19, 2017 11:13 am

Romika - Not a brand I am familiar with here in N.I. so I googled it. Very similar to Reiker which I love. I've got several pairs of Reiker including their leather winter lace up boots, stylish and light as a feather but also very sturdy.
Definitely we can't afford to go 'cheap' when there's a foot condition.
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Re: Moving Mayhem

Postby ViewsAskew » Tue Sep 19, 2017 11:58 pm

Oh, don't even get me started on shoes!!!! I have a high arch, a high instep, and a double wide foot. Grrrrrr.....there isn't a brand of shoes under $300 that I haven't tried.
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Re: Moving Mayhem

Postby Polar Bear » Wed Sep 20, 2017 9:01 am

Shoes are the makings of a nightmare. I have very narrow feet especially at the heel. Shoes have to have an ankle strap or a lace. Specialist narrow shoes are very expensive and mostly unattractive.
I used to have a very high arch but now the arches have fallen and combined with arthritis make for a footwear problem.
Definitely no heels.
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Re: Moving Mayhem

Postby ViewsAskew » Wed Sep 20, 2017 6:52 pm

Polar Bear wrote:Shoes are the makings of a nightmare. I have very narrow feet especially at the heel. Shoes have to have an ankle strap or a lace. Specialist narrow shoes are very expensive and mostly unattractive.
I used to have a very high arch but now the arches have fallen and combined with arthritis make for a footwear problem.
Definitely no heels.


ALL specialist shoes - wide or narrow or whatever - are horrid looking!!!!! I had to wear specialty oxfords when I was a kid. I hated getting dressed and going to school. All those other kids in their cute shoes...
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Re: Moving Mayhem

Postby leggo_my_legs » Tue Oct 03, 2017 12:51 am

Views, how's the moving coming along? Transitions can be so hard.

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Re: Moving Mayhem

Postby ViewsAskew » Fri Oct 06, 2017 6:11 pm

leggo_my_legs wrote:Views, how's the moving coming along? Transitions can be so hard.



Thanks for asking! Just so many things to do...not enough sleep, time, or brain power...
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Re: Moving Mayhem

Postby leggo_my_legs » Sat Oct 07, 2017 5:27 am

Yep. I hate moving! One step at a time...

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Re: Moving Mayhem

Postby Polar Bear » Sat Oct 07, 2017 5:36 pm

I recall when moving house 22 years ago there was just me and my 18 year old son. I had started packing as soon as the deal was agreed so pretty much all was boxed, some moved to my mother's for storage and sorting later as I was down sizing. All my son had to do was pack up his own stuff in his own room.

On the day before moving there was still no boxes from his room and I was fed up 'reminding' so decided to leave him to it.
Bearing in mind that the moving day was also his Registration Day at uni which was on the other side of the city.
Going to bed I asked how his packing was coming along and he said it was all done :) No worries mum.
Fair enough....... I'll be grown up, he is an adult, I'll not do a check on it.

On the morning of the move Son was away on the bus to uni..... see you later mum.... either here or at the new house (which was only 2 streets distant).

Removers arrived at 9am. I had a friend at the new house to direct operations, and another with me at the house we were leaving.

Son's room was cleared in ten minutes by the Removers. No problem.
He'd only gone and wrapped all of the chests of drawers with tape, still holding their contents, every darn one.
Absolutely everything else was shoved into black bin bags and taped up. Clothes, boots, motor cycle gear, books, CDs, video tapes (in those days).
A real jumble, nothing sorted, just thrown in as he'd lifted it from wherever it was, which in those days would have been the floor.
Not a box in sight.

Everything was moved into his room, no worries on his part.
His chests of drawers still held his clothing, Everything else in bin bags.
And not a guidance label in sight. To find anything meant tipping out a bin bag, so the new bedroom soon looked well lived in and like home.

Who was right, me who had treated the move as I did my work, like a project. There were lists and labels, together with colour coding.
Or son, who wrapped the lot in bin bags and sticky tape. No mayhem for him.

I guess the difference is there comes a time when we no longer live like a student.... Hence our stress !!

This is the boy/man in whose home we now remove our shoes at the door.

I wish you well Views.
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Re: Moving Mayhem

Postby debbluebird » Sat Oct 07, 2017 11:52 pm

They grow up.

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Re: Moving Mayhem

Postby badnights » Wed Oct 11, 2017 4:48 am

great story pb. Makes me smile. My neat son is now uber-neat. My messy son - I am not sure, since I never see his place, but I suspect he has smartened up a bit but not enough for my tastes. Probably many of us could use a bit more of that 22-yr-old attitude, no?
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Re: Moving Mayhem

Postby ViewsAskew » Wed Oct 11, 2017 7:34 am

Love that story!
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Re: Moving Mayhem

Postby ViewsAskew » Sun Oct 22, 2017 11:37 pm

Mayhem continues. Not sure what I shared...the gist is that we are moving to CA, as many of you know. We own a condo that had been rented for the last 6 years, and were staying at a house that is owned by inlaws. We were going to sell, but a unique storm of factors conspired against us, so we decided to keep it and rent it...furnished. That way we could keep our stuff in it - beds, dining room table, desks, etc - and not have much to move. We could also come back at certain times and stay a week or two and visit family.

We decided this on a Tuesday. On Friday, the moving truck came. That was crazy. But, once in there, I figured we would have a month or two to get the place ready. By law, I had to register the apartment with the city. To do that, I had to complete the Airbnb listing. Wouldn't you know that just a week later, someone wanted to rent it...in two weeks. So, we had three weeks to get it completely ready - from bed bug covers on the beds, to a new couch to buying pots, pans, new linens, etc. as well as moving BACK out to the house. We finished that on Tuesday and the new renter was in and happy (for a month). Then we had to come back to our old house - the one we had moved almost everything out of to furnish the condo. The one that now had no real bed (an air mattress), no task chairs, no dining table, no dressers, no silverware, etc. because it was all in the condo! Oh, fun.

Next up? Packing the remaining stuff, giving away or selling things we were not going to take, etc.

On Friday night, hubby and I went for a walk - finally all the personal items were put away and some semblance or order restored - and as we were walking, he said his testicle started to hurt. We walked home and by this time it is a 5 or 6 of 10 constant pain. We look it up - crap, sure it can be other things, but one of them is a torsion issue where you have to do surgery in 5 hours or you lose the testicle. We call urgent care nurse - she asks him questions and says he should go to the emergency room - it is now 1 AM.

We get there...and we do not leave until 11 AM. Two ultrasounds, multiple doctors, one CT - and they confirm it is not a torsion, but they have NO idea why. It also is not a hernia or anything else they can find. Joy. His insurance does not cover ER visits because we have not had one in the last 12 years. So, we figure this will cost about $8000. The best part? The urologist - who very solicitously called him around noon to check in - said that it was possible it untwisted on its own and if he felt the pain again this strongly, to come back to the ER if it was not during office hours. Thankfully the pain is decreasing, but it still hurts if he sits wrong or presses on it.

Today, we decided we are taking NO furniture. We have pared down so much, that other than clothes, books, personal items, and kitchen stuff, we only had two bookcases, a small kitchen cart, and a large synthesizer left to bring. To bring those items? A minimum of $3000. I can buy them all for less then that, so now we are getting rid of everything that is left, except the items mentioned.

I have donated more than some people own....why the heck is it so easy to keep stuff that you no longer use? He sold his business in 2003, yet we still had his suits, ties, shirts, etc. Why?????? Why do I still have an entire stained glass studio? I have not sold my work since 2009. Yet, I have grinders, lead, zinc, solder, soldering irons, etc. A woman came today and spent $100 on some stuff and it is 1/100th of what I have (not monetarily, just in terms of space). And, since when was a roll of lead solder $12 retail????? I sold them to her for $5 because I want it gone, but was shocked at the price.

At any rate...this all has to be gone in 3 weeks or I leave anyway, lol. I am out of meds by then and Dr B will not renew unless I see him. I think if I stop by the office, they will write me enough until my appointment...but talk about a crazy life!
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