Sunday Coffee – Seeking Comfort

IMG_0854Moving across the country without any outside help from family/friends = stressful. Last year, this was slightly easier. We stayed at my dad’s house while we packed the last of our old house into a storage shed. We had beds to sleep in, and time to clean the empty house before passing it to the next occupants. We had dozens of people to help us load the moving truck on the morning we left.

Here, there is none of that. We have to pack all our stuff while still living on that stuff. We have to clean the house while still living in it. It’s a coordination dance, with supplies thinning, and on Friday morning, we will be loading the truck alone. Very different, and very stressful, on top of the stress one would normally expect for this kind of move.


(packing, packing, packing…)

So yes. I’m in definite need of comfort right now. All my books are packed – actually, I kept a few out to read, and have already gone through them all…sigh. So I’m left with audiobooks, because I don’t want to grab anything new from the library and have to add an extra trip back in the next week. And in audiobooks…well, I want comfort, and that means rereads. I started Blue Lily Lily Blue this week. I have Howl’s Moving Castle queued up, as well as The Host, and Good Omens, and Return of the Native. Comfort-audio to get me through the trip southward, and the days leading up to said trip.

Repeat to self: I will get through this. I will get through this. I will get through this.


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14 Responses to Sunday Coffee – Seeking Comfort

  1. Natalie says:

    You will get through this. I’m sorry you’re having a difficult time. I’ve followed you for about 6 years now and just wanted to tell you that I know you can get through this.


  2. Esther says:

    Best of luck to you and your family on the move back to Texas. I guess sometimes you have to leave a place to figure out it’s where you should have been all along!


  3. Karen K. says:

    Moving is one of the most stressful experiences a person can deal with, not to mention the cross-country trip! I’ll be thinking about you this week. I wish I were there to help you!


  4. Good luck with your move. I can’t even imagine the stress involved with all of that.


  5. Good luck with packing and moving! Even though Tony & I are kind of pros at it now, it’s still a pain (we have gotten better at it, but it never becomes more fun). Just gird yourself for one hellish week and know that yes, you will get through this, and the reward waiting at the end of all this hassle is worth it!


  6. kay says:

    You’ll get through it Amanda, I know you will! I get what you’re feeling though; we’ve done it a few times, living in our boxes and then moving by ourselves; it is a lot of work and stress. But I know you’ll get through it – simply focus on your destination, and keep on listening to these comfort reads. Good luck!


  7. Lindsey says:

    Oh my goodness, best wishes for a relatively painless move! We have moved five times in as many years, so I know how frustrating it can be.


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