moving gripes super thread both positive and negative 

The living room is sooo close to being fully packed save for the last minute things like tv, game system, and my dad. The records & record player/system is packed. Most of the wall hangings are away expect the ones that need to packed separately because their shapes are too weird to be together.

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moving gripes super thread both positive and negative 

I couldn’t sleep last night because I started panicking that we wouldn’t be packed in time for our January move. So I’ve overcompensated today by doing nothing but packing while cooking a pork shoulder & baking cookies. Osito was so pooped from following us he fell asleep in front of the kitchen. 🤣

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moving gripes super thread both positive and negative 

Honestly, if we had decided to move closer to my mom this whole conversation wouldn't even be happening. She gets it and understands. She would just do the damn thing & let me know when something important comes.

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moving gripes super thread both positive and negative 

I understand it can be annoying to have to constantly check the mail, but this is something we talked about ahead of time. It's what comes with buying a new place months before you are actually going to move in.

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moving gripes super thread both positive and negative 

My brother in law is less than a five-minute drive away and could just pick up our mail for us and throw away the junk. He's checking on the house anyway so mail isn't an extra thing on his plate.

Also, she doesn't understand why the seller is concern some mail won't get forwarded to them. I've had to explain the number of very important things and packages that didn't get forwarded that I've just lost. Mail forwarding isn't perfect.

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moving gripes super thread both positive and negative 

I have learned that my mother in law doesn't understand how mail works. She wants us to put our mail on hold in our new house, but we are more than 30 days out and I don't want to set up mail forwarding to our current place when I have to then do it again to the new place. I've done this and it gets complicated.

She also wants us to cancel receiving junk mail and that is also more complicated than anyone has time for.

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curators and meetings (-) 

The meeting has been rescheduled! But the curator got my title wrong in the email to the very important google folks. 🙃

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curators and meetings (-) 

Of course our curators schedule a very important meeting with Google folks the day before a major holiday AND two days before request a collections staff member to be present. My boss is off all week not checking email and I'm the chump still working thinking "oh nothing will happen this week"

In all fairness the curators probably had no choice in this scheduling but still.

furloughs (-) 

At today’s all hands the CEO answered my question about future furloughs & said FOH will be the only ones let go because everyone else is busy with work expect for them which was just the shittiest thing to say. & then he followed furlough talks with an announcement of a million dollar grant (pieced out over multiple years) where none of it is going towards bringing back FOH staff.

moving gripes super thread both positive and negative 

I’m also peeved that despite requesting a virtual appointment for one company they are coming IRL to do the assessment. Like come on!

Anyway all this stress has resulted in me pre-measuring all of the furniture so if they ask me to measure I don’t have to!

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moving gripes super thread both positive and negative 

Our first consultation with a moving company fell through as they never showed for their appointment time. The second went well despite our house being in mid packing and living and making shambles and should have an initial quote tomorrow. Two more companies to go!

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MPOW complaints (-) 

Nothing says the curators don’t know what I do like them forwarding me an email of efforts I should contribute to that I already contribute to....

moving gripes super thread both positive and negative 

Tbf I don’t want to be in that meeting since it’s with curators discussing catalog cleanup ahead of a migration.

I hope the consult people aren’t too outraged at how messy the house is since we are in MID-PACKING but also trying to LIVE.

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moving gripes super thread both positive and negative 

This is will be my moving super thread where I share things I just need out but can’t do so on birb site since coworkers follow me.

We just set a hard date to be out of our current home & now I’m contacting moving companies to get quotes & it’s just a lot. I don’t understand why everyone can’t just auto opt for virtual tours if they have such capabilities set up. Now I need to juggle an in home consult with work meetings.

We got a bunch of native winter flowering plants but I don’t think we got enough for all the ground we need to cover. But also I have no idea how to plant anything which is why we replaced everything with rocks.

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However we aren’t going on market until February but moving out in January so whatever we plant needs to last & this is daunting.

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When we moved into our house we completely ripped out all the plants because we just aren’t plant people. Now that we are moving our realtor wants us to add more in...

I’m so sorry Andrew. My deepest condolences to you and your family.

home packing, moving (+) 

We have a game plan for packing our house, but I was simultaneously too tired to follow that plan & wanted to make progress so I’m packing up all our game consoles. My partner was confused as to why I was carefully packing my small 12” tv but it’s the only TV we have where I can use my PS2 AND PS4.

Buying a home is generally stressful. Buying a home during a pandemic even more so. Buying a home during a pandemic where you can’t travel to see the home triple the stress! It’s a bit surreal knowing we won’t see our home until the day we move in. 😳

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