5.13.2009

Movin' on up

I am writing to you from 35,000 feet up as I fly back from Ungstein, having successfully completed the first stage of a relocation to yet another country. Our German home now sits empty. And as I type, two trucks, loaded down with all our earthly belongings, are en-route to Barcelona, Spain.

I’m physically and emotionally exhausted, but the week has only begun.

Thursday, I’ll again meet up with the movers to unload and unpack. I am very curious (and a little anxious) to see how they are able to squeeze my super-sized, American-made furniture into the European-sized penthouse of a 19th century building.

More than likely, the furniture will be hoisted up from the outside rather than carted up a winding, 5-story staircase. If this is the case, you can bet I’ll be doing more wincing than watching until the move is completed.

Stay tuned for photographs of the new place just as soon as we can make it picture perfect. Hopefully, with Max and I working morning and night, we’ll have it ready sooner rather than later.

14 comments:

Jill said...

Oh the joys of packing and moving... gotta love it! We'll be doing the same thing when I get back to India in July - just from one house to another. :)

Can't wait to see the photos!

Cairo Typ0 said...

From personal experience, I highly advise not watching while they hoist your furniture up the side of your building. *shudder*

I'm jealous that you have such a quick turn around between homes! Our things always takes months to arrive. LOL

Claire said...

Oooh, exciting times! Can't wait for pictures.

Cxx

American in Norway said...

Good luck! Can't wait to see pictures!

kenju said...

This move is exciting -even if virtual. I enjoy it along with you. Hope all goes well.

oreneta said...

Photos of the furniture going up the outside, please!

Shelly said...

Reminds me of the time I was in NYC and saw a couch wayyy up over the street...it must have been 30 stories high - take pictures! Happy home-making ;)

Sizzle said...

Thank goodness for movers!

AmyB said...

Good luck! I hope the moves goes seamlessly and you feel at home soon!

Dan-E said...

good luck with the move. just think about how good you'll feel once everything is done and you can sit back and relax with a nice glass of wine.

Connie said...

good movers are very interesting to watch in action... they know all the trcks!

Jack said...

Moving is always a task.

Rachel said...

I can't wait to see the pictures!

Best wishes and health!

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Have a great week!