Time Flies! | bleuwater

It’s official. We still left California for Arizona two years back! I can not imagine how speedily our years flew by — and in some respects how lengthy it has appeared.

Here’s what I imagined about transferring two decades back currently:



Moving van
The transferring van arrived.

Friday was moving working day. Our movers arrived at 9 a.m. and we believed it would be a couple several hours and we’d strike the road. No, we had been improper. By 5 p.m. the movers realized their truck was full and we continue to had a bunch of things in the garage like bikes, a wheelbarrow and my daughter’s desk. As well as the STORAGE Device where by we have been squirreling away bins and things for months.

Yikes! The movers had to lease a U-Haul and we gave them the keys to our storage device. Of training course there weren’t any U-Hauls in town and they experienced to generate to San Diego or some put to discover a U-Haul. They explained they’d occur again to our California dwelling the next early morning and select up the rest of our stuff in the garage when our housekeeper and expensive buddy Delia would be cleaning.

We drove to Arizona and our new house, minus our furnishings that night time. We fortunately packed suitcases and bedding. Our fellow swim workforce mothers and fathers and shut friends drove a person of our cars packed to the hilt, furthermore their automobile entire with all the things from our freezer and fridge. Now, people are genuine pals who volunteer to travel an 8-hour round journey to make our move simpler!

I have driving stress and panic attacks driving on freeways. I could not encounter the 4-hour generate on Interstate 10. Our daughter promised to fly down from SFO and travel just one motor vehicle and support us unpack. Then California went into lockdown. Our daughter did not come to feel fantastic about traveling. So our buddies volunteered to aid us out and meanwhile our daughter’s meant flight was cancelled. It all labored out in the conclusion.

moving boxes in house
Our new living room. So substantially function to do!

We obtained to our Arizona house at 10:30 p.m. We unpacked our suitcases, settled into bed around midnight exhausted past comprehension. Thank goodness we purchased the household furniture in the casita from the sellers. Otherwise, we’d have been on the floor. We in no way noticed our mates who drove our vehicle for us. They not only drove our vehicle, but they crammed our fridge with all our condiments, frozen foodstuff and perishables — prior to heading back again to California.

The up coming working day, the moving van and U-haul arrived at 2 p.m. We labored in the course of the weekend to get the kitchen in purchase and our closet structured. Kitty is stressed and hiding beneath the bed in the casita, where by we’ve been dwelling.

pink skies at sunset in Arizona
My new yard as the sunlight begins to set.

I really do not advocate transferring immediately after residing in a person property for 28 decades. It is an unusually hard process, mentally and bodily. But, when we’re extra settled the sunsets will make it all worthwhile.

Cactus Arizona sunset
Sunset and saguaros in the neighborhood.

What’s the longest you have lived in a single place? How did you take care of packing and going through many years of things when you moved? Did you believe of relocating in the course of the COVID shutdowns? A great deal of people today did transfer.