Movin’ Out

Mother Laura writes, “We are right in the middle of a move–only twenty minutes away, but we’re still a mix of busy, excited, nervous and surprisingly full of grief about what we’re leaving, for me at least. So this week’s Friday Five asks about your experience of the marvels and madness of moving…

1. How many times have you moved? When was the last time?
I personally have moved 16 times in 48 years. Our family moved to our current home nearly 14 years ago. This is by far the longest I have ever lived in one place.

2. What do you love and hate about moving?
I love the possibility of a new start – and a really clean house! I hate packing!

3. Do you do it yourself or hire movers?
I have never had the experience of using professional movers…but have been blessed with many helpful friends. What’s a professional move like?

4. Advice for surviving and thriving during a move?
Accept friends’ offers of help…be ruthless about throwing away the stuff that you haven’t used for 2 years or more.

5. Are you in the middle of any inner moves, if not outer ones?
Yes…an inner move toward calling our faith community to stand with our brothers and sisters who are caring for the poor and homeless in our area.

Bonus: Share a piece of music/poetry/film/book that expresses something about what moving means to you.
Movin’ Out by Billy Joel comes to mind and is staying there…so I’ll go with that.


6 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Rev. Sweet
    Apr 11, 2008 @ 07:34:00

    Ohhh, great blog and to think I’d been missing it!Nice play!


  2. Sally
    Apr 11, 2008 @ 07:36:00

    Professional movers= moving heaven!!! Great play!


  3. Wyldth1ng
    Apr 11, 2008 @ 09:08:00

    The first time using “pros” you want to help them and are worried about your stuff, the best thing to do is go out and get a coffee.


  4. RevAnne
    Apr 11, 2008 @ 14:26:00

    Oh, yeah…the worst thing about the most recent move was that the rental house wasn’t clean when I moved in.Don’t ask if it’s clean now.


  5. Diane
    Apr 11, 2008 @ 18:25:00

    oh — movin’ out! yeah!great!


  6. DogBlogger
    Apr 12, 2008 @ 13:59:00

    I actually played “Movin’ Out” as I left my dorm freshman year — particularly rough semester. I wanted out of that room so badly that I packed up and took off early, then commuted for finals week.


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