Tag: moving sucks

Life out of the box

Posted by October 20, 2013

Unpacking is like Christmas. Except everything you open is crap. I had high hopes for you, Germans. I really did. Every time you move, it’s a game of: What’s broken? What’s damaged? What’s stolen? This time, I thought, will be different. Our movers are German. They are professionals. Not the usual minimum-wage crackheads. Ha. It’s the same, all-too-familiar, truly asinine packing. Plastic kids’ spoon wrapped…

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“Are you happy to be back?” It’s a simple enough question. The best I can do is: meh. I don’t really know how to answer. Just to say there’s a reason we never once flew back to the states. A reason we only went to Ramstein three times in four years. Side note: When we moved to Germany, we were told, “Oh you’ll probably go…

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This will be my last post from this side of the Atlantic. I’m typing this from a hotel bed with two sleeping children next to me and a nine hour, 34 minute flight before me. Moving is an exhausting, taxing experience. Pushing thru it is that much more difficult when you don’t want to go. I remember vividly the day we touched down at Brussels…

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Moving is like a life colonic. You realize how much crap you actually have. You try to get rid of some of your crap. Then you hope to god you don’t lose the crap you have left. Our lives are boxed up—in 15 crates, thousands of pounds overweight. Cars shipped, paperwork done, suitcases packed, passports ready for their final stamp. Moving sucks. Save a few…

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Sad day

Posted by July 5, 2012

It’s sad day today. We have now officially entered our last year in Germany. This time next year we’ll be watching fireworks somewhere back in the states. And that sucks. We came to Germany June 3, 2009 for a four-year stint. If I think back on the series of events that led to this point, I never once would have imagined myself here. Never would…

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