My aching feet

Next move, I don’t pack as much.

Or at least, I don’t move as many items in advance. As part of my upcoming move, I’ve been packing up various parts of the townhouse and taking stuff over to the new house piecemeal. On the one hand, the old place is almost empty, which lets me clean as I go and trash stuff I know I don’t need.  Moving is always a good opportunity to ‘clean house,’ so to speak – but my God – there was a lot of crap stacked up in this joint!

My plan is to have everything small enough to move myself out of here by Friday.  The movers are due Saturday to get the furniture.  I’m turning the washer/dryer over to the Salvation Army – they should be here Saturday too.  Books, clothes, dishes – all at the new house.  The car is packed with everything that was in the garage.  There are a few more things in the kitchen; I should have all that out tomorrow.

Back to the crap.  A good part of the garage was filled with stuff I needed to throw out.  I had been trying to take it around to the dumpster bit by bit, but I decided to make a big move and get it all out tonight.  I haven’t been walking or jogging at all lately, so I’m only averaging 4,000 steps or so a day.  With all the trips back and forth taking trash out this evening, I racked up about 8,500 steps for the first time in months!  Admittedly, I took a quick circle around the office today with the boss for a meeting, so that helped.

I have to work late tomorrow, so my plan is to drop my truckload off before heading into work – with more packing when I get home Wednesday night.

But, after packing and cleaning for 3 solid hours today, my feet really hurt.

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About Doug Johnson

I spent 25 years in the news business, working in print, radio and television. After a steady rise to the middle, I made the leap to the private sector, which chewed and then tried spitting me out after 2 years. I zigged (instead of zagging) into a position in television production.
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