The house is a total mess, but I'm almost ready for the move.

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The house is a total mess, but I'm almost ready for the move.
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Fri, 07-19-2013 - 10:48am

I've got bins and boxes full of things to take with me (tons of art supplies and materials), home decorating things, books and all sorts of office supplies and other things. THEN, there are the boxes of treasured items packed up so they'll be here and intact when we return. Also have stacks of stuff to cram into the car...mostly clothes and oversized or awkwardly shaped things. The car will be in the container with the pallets of things we're taking.

We go over on the 13th of August to look for a two bedroom house...apparently unfurnished is mainly what is on the market. So, we're taking some makeshift things like folding racks and those closet storage bags that hang from the rod and a card table, etc. Once we know what, if anything is supplied, we'll fill in the gaps with whatever is needed and start looking at garage sales, thrift stores and some places that sell excessed hotel and condo furniture. In the meantime, our living room will be folding lounge chairs and trunks that held pots and pans, etc.

I'm taking a lot of the old faithful craft stuff with me...like materials/thread/sewing machine for making clothes, cool bags and maybe curtains. But, I have some ideas using native products like coconuts and drift seeds so have put in tools and materials for those. My poor studio is being filled with pieces of furniture I don't want left out for the kids to use, My room is also going to be locked and off limits. We're renting the rest of the house to my son and my niece and her fiance. Boy, am I a strict landlady! I've got watchdogs for the place and have covered just about everything in the rental agreement.

We're planning to stay on Maui for a year until my health improves and I can regain some mobility from the RSD damage. I'm excited, worried and busy, busy, busy! The annual family reunion is before we go....in fact, next week! So we're busy packing up for that, too!

I've been looking at laptops.....anyone have any favorites or warnings on brands? I'd sure appreciate the advice!

(((((((((((((((HUGS)))))))))))) to all!

Marti

Marti

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I hate packing. Oh, wait! I have never packed! Well, when I travel I do, but never packed to move. I haved cleaned, and had to store stuff, though, and that is stressful. I'm dreading when I have to move. I have lived here my entire life - Nearly 45 yrs - Can you imagine how much stuff I have?

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Registered: 11-26-2001

I have both a mac and a pc laptop.  There are things I prefer on each.  I've only found a couple of programs that aren't MAC compatible.  It's a workhorse and so much cheaper to upgrade than a windows based machine. 
I do have some crossover programs so I can work from one, upload to dropbox or the cloud and download and work from the other if needed.  The biggest difference I've found is the ease in maneuvering between programs on each... like Office products... no right mouse click on the MAC.  It's so much easier to work that way on the other machine...  LOL  I've been spoiled over the last couple of years... My boss prefers MAC products so I have to have all the programs that are compatible with theirs so we have an easy flow of materials back and forth.

Best of luck in your choosing!  And best of luck with your move and hopefully a healthy journey towards recovery.

 

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Thank you. I ended up buying an HP and am in the boring and time-consuming process of transfering pictures and stuff to the new laptop.

Thank you also for the good wishes on my health. My lab values were so much better after being there each time that they really feel an extended stay will either put me into remission or drop the levels down to not-so-life-threatening numbers. I AM exhausted what with packing what to take on the house hunting trip, packing what to take when we find a place and packing away my "treasures". Never realized how many details there were to a move like this since it's been over 30 years in this house. Luckily, I don't have to clean it out completely since relatives will only be using two of the bedrooms so I can take my room and fill it and lock it. The studio is already full!

Glad to see you here! (((((((((((((HUGS))))))))))

Marti

Marti