Jul 29

And Away We Go

by in America, Everyday Journeys, US Road Trip 2014

Over the last 24 hours our lives have changed. We are now of no fixed abode, we are owners of fewer possessions and we are reveling in our new status as nomads as we hurtle down the I95 toward Cape Cod.

Ziplock bag with chocolate cookies and snacks

Travel snack pack from Irish Lass

 

It’s hard to imagine that just this time yesterday we were swimming in a sea of bubble wrap and packing tape. Nerves fraying faster than the bottom of overpacked boxes.

Crying baby sitting on boxes

Little Baby O summarizes exactly how we feel

 

They say life teaches you lessons everyday. Here’s what I learnt:

  • Moving isn’t fun. It is a temporary form of hell (sort of like a six day root canal). But everything will be okay…eventually.
  • It is well worth the extra two seconds to put the scissors, tape and fat marker pen back in the same place after use. Playing the ‘where the *fudge* is the <insert item here>’ game quickly wears thin.
  • If in doubt, throw it out.
Moving men packing and moving boxes

Even after a big cull we have more stuff than we need

 

Here’s what English Hubby took away from the experience:

  • It’s a bad idea to schedule a long overdue check up with the dermatologist on the same afternoon as moving and vacating the apartment.
  • A hungry wife with screaming baby who just had a daiper blowout is a lethal combo.
  • Staying hydrated is important.

At the end of the day there weren’t too many casualties, plant life excluded.

Two pot plants with dead herbs

Thankfully the only casualties

 

As dear friend, Irish Lass, wisely counselled – This is just one day which will all be a distant memory very soon. You will soon look back on it and laugh.

Little baby sitting in a rocker in the middle of empty apartment

And we’re ready to leave

 

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One Response to “And Away We Go”

  1. From ash:

    I know just what you mean about moving being a temporary form of hell! I’m super impressed that you’ve taken the plunge to be on the road with no fixed itinerary and minimal baggage. I would’ve loved to have done the same in 2011. Be sure to include a stop in Cali in your plans where we can all spend a few days on the road together and the 3 kids can play! x

    Posted on Monday, 4 August 2014 at 1:51 am #

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