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6 Ways to Know You’re Moving

I didn’t have it in me to write anything serious today. This moving-across-country thing is a little consuming, but I thought I could have a some fun with it today.

boxesHere are 6 ways to determine if you could possibly be in the process of a big move. Enjoy!

    1. Everything you need is in a box you already packed. And you know when you get to where you’re going it will be the last box unpacked and you will have already bought a new one.
    2. If cleaning, sorting, and boxing were Olympic events, you would burn down the stadium where said events were held so you would never, ever have to do them again.
    3. You begin to wonder why you had so many kids and why they have SO MUCH STUFF and then you praise God your last name is not Duggar because then you’d just run screaming into the night (for the uninitiated, these are the Duggars).
    4. Nighttime is no longer for sleeping. It’s for dozing off in between hours of lying awake thinking about everything you didn’t get done that day and how much more you’ll have to do tomorrow.
    5. If your exhaustion were a point on the map, you’d be 60 miles past Funkytown and a couple hours away from Crazyopolis, so roughly speaking, you’d be somewhere on the moon’s surface (if my my math is correct).
    6. You tend to think that if your move were a biblical story it would be on par with Paul being shipwrecked or Jonah in the belly of the great fish when really it’s more like that time Peter stubbed his big toe and had to take it easy for a couple days (unrecorded story I may or may not have made up for purposes of this list). Point is: yeah, it’s an inconvenience, but there’s grace to get it all done.

Hit me with your best shot. What’s another way you know you’re in a big move?


  1. You have typos in your usually flawless blog posts. πŸ™‚

    • Yeah, besides moving, last night we discovered (while I was trying to write this) that 3 of 4 children have lice. Made it a little difficult to focus as we combed, showered, washed bedding, and everything else. Crazy!

  2. I moved across the street about seven years ago and it nearly did me in! (In my defense, I had my mom’s and MIL’s things as well as my own….) I can’t imagine a big move. I have told Bob that if we ever did a big move, we would sell EVERY last thing we have in this house in a giant garage sale and have milk crates for furniture! (I’d probably cave in and buy a bed….). I’m not sure I could do it, though. I’m still too attached to my mom’s stuff. Best wishes on your move!

    • We’ve purged a lot. We’re keeping only things with sentimental value that we love and selling/donating the rest. What a process! I don’t wish it on anybody. πŸ™‚ Thanks Helen.

  3. I’d say the fact that you can find humor in one of the most stressful things we can undertake in life is proof that you’re half crazy! … and God is carrying you. I’m praying for you and yours. Don’t forget to take pictures!

    • That’s a good point! Hadn’t thought of that. πŸ™‚ Must be His grace for sure! And by pictures, I assume you mean ones besides like the one in this post of the boxes! We’ve got boxes everywhere and still so much to do! Thank you so much for your prayers, Floyd. They are carrying us!

  4. What a hoot! πŸ™‚

    So, when do you actually move -- I’m assuming you guys have a target date?
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    • We head out on July 9. We take a ferry with our car for 3 days then we’ll drive from Washington to Oklahoma--the slow route and take in lots of sights along the way. Should be fun! Thanks Rick.

      • I’m sorry, Jason -- I just realized when I read your response that I’d asked the question before. I hate it when I lose track of stuff πŸ™‚

        Has the church found a new pastor yet, or are they going to take their time?
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        • Don’t even worry about it, Rick. I didn’t even notice you asked before! πŸ™‚ And yeah, the church is taking their time and there’s some real opportunity for deepening of relationships and team building which I believe is going to be incredible for everyone involved. Good things are happening! Thanks again, Rick.

  5. Just popping in with a prayer. πŸ™‚

    I can’t imagine moving again… at least physically. πŸ™‚
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    • Those prayers are much appreciated! πŸ™‚ Thank you, Sandra.

  6. Funny post. Thanks for the laugh and for reminding me that I really DON’T want to move.
    Sometimes I day dream of moving, but when I think of all the work that goes with it I realize I’m perfectly content right where I am.

    • If it weren’t for God putting this all together, I would be perfectly content to stay here too. I don’t want to move unless He gives the word! Thanks TC. πŸ™‚

  7. You got me thinking about the time we moved from our old house, to an apartment,then to our new house. We had so much inbetween the move, we ended up stuffing it into a storage unit.
    Then somewhere along the way during one of the moves, my GMC Jimmy finally gave up the Holy Ghost…
    So we had to rush to buy a new pickup in the middle of the move. We picked up the new pick up, then drove to the old Jimmy, unloaded the old Jimmy, then proceeded on with the move.
    Just before we finally went to take out the stuff from the storage unit (the last move), we thought it was very strange that we had so little to move. We actually believed we had been robbed. It wasn’t until one member of the extended moving party mentioned the storage unit that we broke down laughing.
    Moving is an adventure, but it’s no laughing matter. I promised I would never, ever go through that again. Unfortunately it seems I may have to in a couple of years.
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    • I will say, it’s easy to get disoriented! I feel like most days I’m bouncing around from one activity to another trying to remember what I set out to do in the first place. πŸ™‚ Well, advance prayers if you do have to move in the next two years. Thanks Ed!

  8. Jason, very funny, I am still smiling. I needed this list 27 moves ago. It has gotten easier for we own little now.

    If you are looking for adventure, don’t move, go to a theme park or a wild ride down the Colorado river. In fact moving is sort like that, wild and crazy one minute and calm waters the next always with rock waiting to throw you out. Good post.
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    • Yeah, Betty. I like the thought of going on an adventure for a couple days and coming home! This moving thing is exhausting! πŸ™‚ Thanks.

  9. I LOVE your light-hearted approach to such a stressful situation. Good luck on your new adventure!

    • Thanks so much, Jenny! πŸ™‚

  10. Love this! Especially the lying awake at night -- I think we’ve all been there πŸ™‚
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    • Thanks Georgie! πŸ™‚

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