Moving Day

@moffittjc (46383)
Gainesville, Florida
February 20, 2017 3:32am CST
I've been absent here for the past 4-5 days, as I was busy moving to my new home. So, unfortunately, that meant packing and cleaning and getting everything organized and ready for the move. All of which then required unpacking and cleaning and putting everything away in the new home. For the most part, I am settled in the new place, and by the fact that I'm online, also means that I got my wi-fi set up and working okay. I missed everybody here, and I'm glad to be back (and my muscles are thankful for the break in the heavy lifting). I hope to now be somewhat active on a regular basis again, although I still have a lot of unpacking to do. But myLot provides me a much-needed break from all the work!
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@JolietJake (51104)
• United States
20 Feb 17
Good deal! I thinking 'moving' is waaaaay down there on the list of things I like to do these days...didn't used to bother me much, but my body rebels against all that lifting these days
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@moffittjc (46383)
• Gainesville, Florida
26 Feb 17
That was my problem with this move. My body can't handle the heavy lifting and carrying like it used to! This one was a tough one!
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@LadyDuck (183120)
• Switzerland
20 Feb 17
Now I know why I have not seen you around. Good luck with your cleaning and packing, this is something I really dislike.
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@moffittjc (46383)
• Gainesville, Florida
26 Feb 17
Finally finished everything yesterday, so today the kids and I got to have a little fun, as well as relax a little. Unfortunately, tomorrow it will be back to the grind at work!
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@LadyDuck (183120)
• Switzerland
27 Feb 17
@moffittjc I am glad you found some time to relax and have fun.
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@moffittjc (46383)
• Gainesville, Florida
27 Feb 17
@LadyDuck Thank you! Rest and relaxation is very important in our overall health and well-being. Plus, it was nice to be able to take a break and have a little fun.
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@Happy2BeMe (75409)
• Canada
20 Feb 17
Welcome back. I haven't seen you around for quite something. I was wondering where you went to? Glad that you are all settled in to your new place.
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@moffittjc (46383)
• Gainesville, Florida
26 Feb 17
I was in jail! Haha, just kidding! Between working two jobs and trying to move from one house to another, it basically took up all my time. That's why it took me so long to move!
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@JudyEv (137532)
• Bunbury, Australia
20 Feb 17
Glad you're now safely ensconced in your new place. In some ways it is quite enjoyable unpacking treasures and finding new homes for them.
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@moffittjc (46383)
• Gainesville, Florida
26 Feb 17
I definitely enjoyed unpacking more than I did packing. I did have a little fun finding new places for all my stuff!
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@jstory07 (71384)
• Roseburg, Oregon
20 Feb 17
Just unpack the stuff that you need right away. Than you can unpack the rest a little at a time.
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@moffittjc (46383)
• Gainesville, Florida
26 Feb 17
With the help of my two kids, we got everything unpacked and put away yesterday! Now I can relax and enjoy the new place!
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• Philippines
20 Feb 17
I am glad you found a new home and I think you are already comfortable too because you are doing mylotting now. God bless and have a great day.
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@moffittjc (46383)
• Gainesville, Florida
26 Feb 17
Yes, I am already settled in and comfortable, which is why you see me back on myLot! haha
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@pammooratan (4676)
• India
20 Feb 17
Thanks ..you are welcome. Congratulations for change.Muscle pain will be reduced in one or two days.
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@moffittjc (46383)
• Gainesville, Florida
26 Feb 17
At my age, the muscle pain takes about a week to be reduced! haha
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• India
27 Feb 17
@moffittjc You are not.so old.You looks young.
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@moffittjc (46383)
• Gainesville, Florida
27 Feb 17
@pammooratan Looks can be deceiving!
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@sishy7 (27594)
• Australia
20 Feb 17
Congratulations for your new home! Moving is indeed tiring so do take as much break as you need...
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@moffittjc (46383)
• Gainesville, Florida
26 Feb 17
I'm all settled in now, so I can get back to myLotting, something I always enjoy doing! I can't say the same for moving. Not very high up on my list of favorite things to do.
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@sishy7 (27594)
• Australia
27 Feb 17
@moffittjc I don't know anyone who would enjoy moving... I mean, people might look forward to move out from a place and to be somewhere else, but the process of moving itself is always unenjoyable...
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@moffittjc (46383)
• Gainesville, Florida
1 Mar 17
@sishy7 Trust me, I dislike moving very much! The only thing that makes it bearable is the excitement of a new place
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@Asylum (48223)
• Manchester, England
20 Feb 17
Even after the initial purge to organise everything, other things tend to crop up for weeks afterwards.
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@moffittjc (46383)
• Gainesville, Florida
26 Feb 17
I've already been finding that out this weekend! I've probably made half a dozen trips to the local home improvement store to buy things I needed to add, replace or repair in the new house. And I'm sure I'll keep finding more things as the next few weeks go by.
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@Asylum (48223)
• Manchester, England
26 Feb 17
@moffittjc Yes, this will continue for a while, but at a reducing pace.
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@moffittjc (46383)
• Gainesville, Florida
26 Feb 17
@Asylum At least I live very close by to the stores, so it won't be too troublesome if I have to make a couple of trips to purchase some things for the house.
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• Jacksonville, Florida
26 Feb 17
Goodness, I remember all of the packing, cleaning and unpacking since we moved not too long ago ourselves. I'm glad your all settled and back on MyLot! You have been missed!
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@moffittjc (46383)
• Gainesville, Florida
26 Feb 17
Aww, thank you Jennifer for saying that I've been missed! I've missed all of you too! I was so excited to finally get back on myLot and start talking to all of you again! My move went very smoothly, it just took a long time because I was doing a little bit each day after work. That way, I wasn't killing myself trying to rush to get all the moving done in one weekend.
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• United States
22 Feb 17
Long time no see! That's what you have been up to! How's the new place?
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@moffittjc (46383)
• Gainesville, Florida
26 Feb 17
I love my new place! And so far it seems I have great neighbors! And it's nice and quiet here, which I like. I also love that my screened in patio in the backyard overlooks a nature preserve, so when I sit out back and enjoy a cup of coffee in the morning, I have a great view of nature.
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• United States
26 Feb 17
@moffittjc Oh wow screened patio overlooking nature preserve is a wonderful view and scenery :) I am jelly!
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@moffittjc (46383)
• Gainesville, Florida
26 Feb 17
@infatuatedbby Is there still a problem on myLot with loading photos? I keep getting weird error messages when I try to post photos. I know it's not an issue of size, because I've always been able to post photos from my phone to myLot, but for some reason I can't load any of them today.
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• United States
26 Feb 17
I was wondering why I hadn't seen you around lately. This explains it. Hope you are getting settled-in.
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@moffittjc (46383)
• Gainesville, Florida
26 Feb 17
I apologize, I was meaning to let everyone know that I would be missing for a week or two, but time just blew by too fast for me and next thing I knew it was moving day! I'm all settled in to the new house now, so I should be back active on myLot!
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• United States
26 Feb 17
@moffittjc although I wish our place was bigger, I don't want to move again for a long time. If we do, he can pack up everything.
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@moffittjc (46383)
• Gainesville, Florida
26 Feb 17
@ElusiveButterfly I hate moving, so I hope I don't move again soon. I was in my last place for ten years. Unfortunately, as my kids have gotten older, I realized our space was too small!
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@DianneN (88228)
• United States
20 Feb 17
Congratulations on your move and welcome back! You have been missed. Did you take a new job? Are you now much further away from me ? It was a piece of cake for us when we moved to our place in Florida, because we simply bought everything new.
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@moffittjc (46383)
• Gainesville, Florida
26 Feb 17
I only moved a mile down the street from my old house, so I am still the same distance from you! I still have my old job, but I also started a new job on a part-time basis. That way, I'll have something lined up if I ever get pissed off at my main job and submit my resignation! lol
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@DianneN (88228)
• United States
26 Feb 17
@moffittjc Thank goodness you didn't move further away. I'm happy to hear you are keeping your priorities straight, too.
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@moffittjc (46383)
• Gainesville, Florida
26 Feb 17
@DianneN Well, if I ever moved farther from where you live in south Florida, that would mean I would be closer to your home up north!
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@Beatburn (3945)
• Philippines
20 Feb 17
Welcome back. It must feel good to be in a new home while being in the comforts of your virtual home in MyLot. What did you unpack first?
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@moffittjc (46383)
• Gainesville, Florida
26 Feb 17
The very first thing I did in my new home was set up my bed! Got to have a comfy place to sleep! haha And my kitchen was the very last thing I unpacked and set up. I pretty much ate out in restaurants for every meal for the last week and a half!
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@Beatburn (3945)
• Philippines
27 Feb 17
@moffittjc That's a good excuse to eat out. How is the house now? Have you settled in?
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@moffittjc (46383)
• Gainesville, Florida
27 Feb 17
@Beatburn Yes, I'm all settled in now, and this morning I cooked a big delicious breakfast for me and the kids. It was a nice, cool day, so we sat out on the back patio and ate our breakfast while we enjoyed a beautiful view of the forest behind our house.
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@averygirl72 (16617)
• Philippines
21 Feb 17
Glad you are now settled in a new home. It was a busy day for you.
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@moffittjc (46383)
• Gainesville, Florida
26 Feb 17
It took me almost two weeks to get everything moved from the old house to the new house! It was a busy two weeks!
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@averygirl72 (16617)
• Philippines
26 Feb 17
@moffittjc That's a lot work. Good thing your finish. Why do you have to move?
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@moffittjc (46383)
• Gainesville, Florida
26 Feb 17
@averygirl72 My goal was to finish the move today, but we got everything done yesterday, one day ahead of schedule!
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@PainsOnSlate (20670)
• Canada
25 Feb 17
WE missed you, I wondered for a while what was going on. So glad to see you back.
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@moffittjc (46383)
• Gainesville, Florida
26 Feb 17
Thank you for your kind words! It feels nice to be missed! I'm also glad to be back!
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• Canada
27 Feb 17
@moffittjc are you still in the same area? If I get down i want to meet you for a coffee...but it doesn't look like it will be this year...
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@moffittjc (46383)
• Gainesville, Florida
1 Mar 17
@PainsOnSlate Yes, same area. I only moved about a mile down the road from my old place. And I hope you can make it down next year, I definitely want to meet you for coffee!
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@Juliaacv (34207)
• Canada
20 Feb 17
We are moving the end of March. It will be a big move, to another area about 150 kilometres away from where we currently reside. I hope that our move goes just as well. There are no movers in our area that do distance moves like that, so we'll rent a pod and have it dropped off here a couple of weeks before we move and then delivered to the new place and we'll be able to take our time unloading it there.
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@moffittjc (46383)
• Gainesville, Florida
26 Feb 17
Wow, 150 km! That's quite a distance. I hope everything goes smoothly for your move! I only moved a mile down the road (1.6 km)
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@Juliaacv (34207)
• Canada
26 Feb 17
@moffittjc It really feels like an exciting adventure and we're both so looking forward to it. Our move is the end of March, but I'm counting down the days.
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@moffittjc (46383)
• Gainesville, Florida
26 Feb 17
@Juliaacv You sound like me! I was so excited about my move that I started counting down the days back in December!
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• Eugene, Oregon
21 Feb 17
I hope it was a happy move and nice to see you back.
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@moffittjc (46383)
• Gainesville, Florida
26 Feb 17
Thank you! It was an exhausting, yet exhilarating, move. I love my new place! And I'm glad to be back here on myLot too!
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• Eugene, Oregon
27 Feb 17
@moffittjc Glad to see you around too!
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@moffittjc (46383)
• Gainesville, Florida
27 Feb 17
@JamesHxstatic Thanks man! I'm glad to be back active on here!
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@Gillygirl (17605)
• Sutton, England
20 Feb 17
I wondered what happened to you. Glad you are settled now. Mylot does provide a break but I must sleep now.
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@moffittjc (46383)
• Gainesville, Florida
26 Feb 17
Hope you enjoyed your sleep! I got a really good night's sleep last night after we finally got everything moved. It felt good to be settled in to the new house!
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@Gillygirl (17605)
• Sutton, England
28 Feb 17
@moffittjc Have you finished unpacking yet?
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@moffittjc (46383)
• Gainesville, Florida
2 Mar 17
@Gillygirl Oh yes, I finished this past weekend. I was so happy to get that chore done and out of the way!
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• United States
1 Mar 17
Wishing you much happiness in your new home
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@moffittjc (46383)
• Gainesville, Florida
2 Mar 17
Thank you! I'm enjoying it very much so far, and I seem to have really great neighbors!