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TheDrake

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Moving time
« on: March 16, 2016, 02:24:23 PM »
Thought I'd diverge and post something personal. I'm currently moving out of my home in Salt Lake City, going to Santa Monica. What a royal pain in the butt. Gratefully, I'm almost done packing. I remind myself how many other people have made much harder moves. Refugees making dangerous border crossings. My own Irish ancestors who left for the United States with minimal belongings and an uncertain future. European settlers crossing vast terrain in search of opportunity. I marvel at their courage, and I realize that I don't have it so bad.

In our current day and age, I can stay in touch with my friends and relations with minimal effort. I have the Internet to research things I need to get done, both before and after. And I can come back and visit virtually any time I want for a few hundred dollars.

Hopefully nothing I care about gets broken or lost. Wish me luck!

NobleHunter

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Re: Moving time
« Reply #1 on: March 16, 2016, 02:41:36 PM »
I just realized the new mattress I bought will likely have to come with me if I move in the reasonably near future. Bugger.

Having all my important possession fit into suitcases or, at most, the trunk and back seat of a mid-range sedan appeals to me greatly.

TheDrake

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Re: Moving time
« Reply #2 on: March 16, 2016, 04:33:13 PM »
Part of my problem definitely had to do with moving from a 1500sqft condo into a 750sqft apartment. Lots of paring down to do. I've definitely found stuff that I've moved with multiple times without ever using it.


Gaoics79

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Re: Moving time
« Reply #3 on: March 16, 2016, 07:50:51 PM »
Play lots of Tetris. All things can fit in a mid sized sedan. All things.

Greg Davidson

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Re: Moving time
« Reply #4 on: March 17, 2016, 12:26:37 AM »
Not sure if you are familiar with the area, but the weather here is awesome! If you are withing a few miles of the ocean, it is the cleanest air you have ever breathed, plus no pollen. My daughter taught trapeze on the Santa Monica Pier for a year and a half (the rig is right next to the iconic ferris wheel). 

TheDrake

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Re: Moving time
« Reply #5 on: March 17, 2016, 04:28:24 AM »
Thanks for responding greg. Gotta challenge you on cleanest air though, I grew up in rural NH, and we didn't have that grubby haze I see over the ocean there.

AI Wessex

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Re: Moving time
« Reply #6 on: March 17, 2016, 01:39:54 PM »
Try the "tiny house" thing.  Small tv, small dishes, small table and chairs and the rooms will seem bigger!  I'm in the process of preparing to downsize to a place about half the size of my current house.  It's amazing how much stuff I have that I haven't used in years that I am COMPLETELY unwilling to get rid of.  My wife said it's a choice between her and my stuff. It didn't work so well that I told her that was an unfair choice since she didn't need nearly as much space as my stuff.

TheDrake

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Re: Moving time
« Reply #7 on: March 17, 2016, 03:32:14 PM »
It's amazing how much redundant stuff I had. Five wire whisks. About 13 sets of earbuds. 40 coffee mugs (most were work gifts from various companies). 9 computer monitors.

I feel cleansed...

AI Wessex

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Re: Moving time
« Reply #8 on: March 17, 2016, 03:59:55 PM »
If you're like most people in two years you'll have it all back and will be on the market for a bigger place.

TheDrake

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Re: Moving time
« Reply #9 on: March 17, 2016, 04:29:27 PM »
I wouldn't put it past me...

Greg Davidson

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Re: Moving time
« Reply #10 on: March 17, 2016, 10:38:34 PM »
The LA haze over the oceans is not grubby (except perhaps in appearance). LA was hazy when the first Western explorers arrive. The breeze comes from the west for about 350 days/year after blowing across about 5,000 miles of ocean - it has some humidity, but not significant pollutants. Then, for every miles you go inland, the car pollution mounts, and then it all gets scooped up against the mountains.

Oh, and no mosquitos either!