Moving = Doing Paperwork with a Sleepless Brain
The cross country move is in full swing, so I apologize for the delay in writing up our last show! I'll get to it in a bit (there's a lot to get to with it! Probably two whole posts!), but first I wanted talk about the preparation for our in Maryland/D.C.
|Here's a teaser...|
Unfortunately, the rental we chose fell through on the flight home. While devastated, I put it behind me to get through the weekend of horse showing. We made plans to return to D.C. on the Monday following the show.
|Flying over NYC, and this massive cemetery. Not creepy at all. Nope.|
Monday thru Wednesday -- D.C. Marathon Housing Trip
Wednesday -- Get home in the evening and frantically search Craigslist/Zillow/Rentals.com/Google for new rentals. Email for new appointments.
Thursday -- Work, late. Find out a marketing emergency cropped up while I was gone. Frantically get that as taken care of as much as possible before...
Friday thru Sunday, late -- HORSE SHOW TIME
Sunday night thru early hours of Monday -- Frantically pack for emergency D.C. housing trip
Monday -- Super early flight to D.C., followed by terrible flight delays. Once in D.C. visit two homes and eat a super late dinner. Tried not to pass out from exhaustion. Continue working on marketing emergency on the plane.
Tuesday -- See two more homes and stop back by the tack store. Set up three stellar renal possibilities. On a plane by 2pm. Get stuck in LaGuardia for 5 hours. Eventually land back in Indiana. Get to bed sometime by 2am.
Wednesday thru Friday -- Wrap up all my duties at work before leaving for good.
Yeah. Basically, I'm sorry for not writing more, but I've been running a little ragged. Since that timeline, we've been trying to get the house in order for packing. Finally yesterday and today was the packing and moving out days. Tomorrow we leave Indiana for good and embark for D.C. (Here we come Liz & Emma & Alli!)
|"Who put these boxes here? Where is my couch? Are we there yet?" -- Lyra|
Honestly, my biggest concern with Pig is getting his trip to Maryland in order. We ended up scoring a field board slot at our top choice barn, and I booked his trip last week. After that, I've been rushing to book his vet appointments (extra shots, health certificate, fecal exam -- the usual), get his paperwork organized (Wait a minute... the movers want my original coggins?! I have a serious hang up about parting with that), and pack up the trunk shipping with him. At home, I had to organize and clean all of his things. That included his disgusting winter blankets. No one wants a urine soaked turnout blanket marinating in a moving truck with their mattress for a week.
So a couple of hours of backbreaking scrubbing in the driveway and several loads of laundry later, all of Pig's wearable were clean and ready to pack.
|There is no smell worse than three disgusting turnout blankets marinating in the driveway.|
|I say, there's no such thing as "too much coordination." Especially when you're trying to carry heavy boxes up steep basement steps...|