Tuesday, July 8, 2014

It'll happen when it happens!!!

*sigh*  Do you peeps ever feel like people don't listen?  Like, you're on THEIR timeline and if you aren't moving as fast as THEY think you should move, then you're doing it wrong?  Well, that's sorta how I'm feeling now.  The thing is, we finally told people 2 weeks ago that we had made the decision to move to FL this Summer.  We said we HOPED to be moved by Aug. 19th, since that is when school starts down there, but we weren't sure we would make that cut-off.  But we were hopeful.  Other than that, we said there was no real timeline other than wanting to get the house on the market this month, but a lot would depend on weather, how fast certain things got done, and of course the regular day to day things you have to worry about.  An example is paint.  He originally thought he would get to it this week, but now it may be next week since more rain is expected to come in.  It just is what it is. 

But here's the thing.  People keep asking.  Over and over and making somewhat snide comments.  Like, "I thought you were moving?"  I've been trying to be nice in my replies, but the truth is it irks me.  It's like they expect you to snap your fingers and be GONE.  Yeah.... it doesn't work that way!  It's only been about 2 weeks since we decided to let it be known -- mostly for the purpose of networking with other Navy peeps.  But already, people don't get why we aren't gone.  THIS IS WHY I DIDN'T WANT TO SAY IT, YET.  I KNEW this was how it would be.  Instead of taking it for what it was, the preliminary info, people expected us to be up and gone in a day or two.  When the reality is that just because we found a location, that doesn't mean that he is going to get a job immediately (hello?  RECESSION!), or that we will find a house right away (tons of foreclosures!), or that all other arrangements will be done that quickly (school transfers, doc paperwork, etc.).  It just blows my mind that folks seem to think that it should happen over night.  It can take weeks or even MONTHS.  We told the kiddos from the get-go that even though we hoped to be there sooner, it could be up to another year because that is just how it goes.  Just because you want something doesn't mean it is just going to fall into your lap overnight.  They get it -- why can't the grown people?  Maybe it's because many of them haven't moved before and they don't get the amount of work that goes into it.  That's all I can conclude. 

On other notes, diet is about the same.  I think I'm doing pretty good at maintaining.  I know I should be losing, but right now I feel like I'm doing ok just to keep afloat.  I hate when my routine is all up in the air!  And lately, it sure has been.  I haven't even managed to get in any formal workouts.  Which sorta bums me.  Even when I went down the other day to do it, I realized there was so much stuff in the way that it wasn't going to happen.  Maybe purging out there should be next on my list.  It's just so bad down there.  It was straight for maybe a week and then stuff has just piled up and up.  :/  Anyways, so I didn't work out and I sorta feel in a funk.  Not good.  I know it helps me.  I need to just get it done.

On a good note, most of the upstairs is purged even if it is in a state of disarray.  Packing is a lot of work.  UGH.  I've made a few trips to the storage unit and to drop off donations.  I've also listed things for sale.  Selling them would really clear up some major space, but so far nothing has moved and I am getting a bit frustrated.  I'm on FB, craigs, etc. to no avail.  UGH.  About to take a dramatic price cut even though I feel like they were priced low to begin with.  I just remembered LSN.  Think I will try listing some things there tonight and see how that goes.  I'm only messing with things that are worth $10 and up.  And even much of that is getting donated.  I'm just tired of it, ya know?  Sometimes the space it takes up, the time I use to list and meet, and then just the overall hassle isn't worth it.  I'd rather just donate it and move on.  I know I could do a yard sale, but I don't want to.  LOL

Well, I think I am going to get off of here.  I want to straighten up this pantry area and go from there.  We're still working on eating up food out of the freezer and pantry but it has gotten jumbled.  So, time to straighten it up so we can keep making progress.  Plus, if we are going to be working on the kitchen soon, I need to get as much out of the way as possible.  I feel a bit better since venting.  LOL


  1. Who the heck are these people who think you need to be out now? How rude?!?!?! I hate when people assume things and make us feel down or bad or inferior or obsolete because our plans or actions don't coincide with theirs. This your YOUR family and YOUR move. You do all of this in YOUR time. Don't let anyone make you feel like you should be doing it faster. :)

  2. A move in two weeks time? Pfffft. What are you, a damn miracle worker? I told people we would like to move in August, and no later than October, but the truth is that we don't know if that'll work out. Maybe we won't be able to find a place in that amount of time. Who knows? We aren't selling a home, or buying a new one, so obviously there's somewhat less work for my family than yours. Hopefully the time frame works out. If not- well, so what? It'll happen when the right conditions present themselves.


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