Thursday, May 28, 2009
Less than a week before the moving truck comes. Are we on track for being packed up and ready? It's hard to know without some kind of systems analysis, a flow chart... actually it just seems like chaos right now. The "staging area" is filled with boxes - some packed and stacked neatly, the others empty and lying haphazardly, surrounded by packing paper and bubble wrap. The cats find new hiding places everyday, and when we're looking for just the right size box we often see a furry head looking sleepily up at us. I walk from room to room - what should be packed next? The living room is completely packed, except of course for the all important TV, with random books, magazines, and newspapers strewn around. The kitchen is virtually untouched. Is this because its contents are so necessary or because it is completely overwhelming to contemplate emptying the cupboards? We're in limbo right now, between two lives. I'd rather just go to work but there is no turning back now. We'd better get it in gear because when we get to the new place we will have to hit the ground running. New church, new jobs, new schools, new libraries... no time to waste.