Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Moved To Tears

We have finally moved house over the weekend. And no, it wasn't so much an emotional time, as it was frustrating. I hate moving.

I hate the whole deal about moving. I hate packing. I hate unpacking. I hate carrying stuff. I hate arranging logistics. I hate carrying stuff. Yes, I said that already, but I can never say it enough. I hate carrying stuff. The whole carrying stuff thing leaves an undesirable taste in my mouth, not to mention excruciating pain in my upper back and my heels.

Sometimes I thank God that Mom put me through school and whupped my ass whenever I floundered in school. Otherwise I might have ended up in a job carrying stuff and that would really, really suck balls. (And I don't mean that in a good way!)

But sometimes I ask for it. Despite hiring movers to help me get my stuff, the sight of three elderly guys carrying huge boxes of my crap guilted me into helping out. Unfortunately, I was the only one in my house up to the task. It was either me or my four-year-old son, my pregnant wife, my good old Mommy, or my skinny imp of a maid.

Anyway, the house is a mess, both of them. A lot of out stuff are still in boxes in the new place. Meanwhile, the old place looks like a post-apocalyptic wasteland. You'll be surprised how much junk someone can amass in seven years in a 900sqft apartment. Despite having thrown out bags of stuff over the last couple of weeks, we still have plenty left over to bring to our new home.

As for the new home, it'll be some time before it starts feeling homely. It'll also be awhile before we get around to having curtains. Heh. But, we're settling in. Jesse loves the place. Mom is thinking, maybe she's ready to leave Taiping for good. Thea Vy, our Cambodian maid is thrilled, despite the fact that she'll have twice as much floor to mop. As for Mae and I, this is a home 6 years in the making, and we may even start appreciating the fact once the horror of moving has worn off.

I'd upload some pics but I'm still reeling from the weekend that was. I'm sure I'll get around to it, eventually.


  1. Congratulations for the new home! Any house warming party and free food that I can look forward to? :P

  2. I had moved one month ago and still haven't finished unpacking. You are not alone.

  3. Eh.. got new cambodian maid named TV some more. Hahahhah!!! Looking forward to your house warming party.

  4. Waaa. Congrats on the new house, despite the many "hates" in the process. :-)

  5. congrats!! May you have many many happy and "happening" moments in your new home! ;)

  6. Hahah... now cannot think of one lah, Jason. Cos still lots of stuff in boxes. :)
    I think we should be fully settled in by 2010, domesticgoddess. :lol:
    That makes 3 TVs in the house, Gina. But one I'm not allowed to turn on. Hhahahaha!
    Thanks Anjali. I'm just whiny in my happiness.
    Thanks MOTT. We will.