I renewed my lease with my roommate, so I'm in my apartment for another year...don't have to worry about moving myself until 2014! YAY!!!
But it's been a big three years in moving for my family!!
April 2009, my parent's basement flooded. And not the good kind of flooded, where some rainwater seeps in through an open window or a leaky foundation. The kind of flooded that hit every house in my parent's neighborhood, involves raw sewage backing up in a heavy storm and standing almost a foot deep for almost two days before the plumbers (and FEMA) got in to assess the damage.
Carrying those couches out of their basement family room afterward was the WORST moving experience to date, let me tell ya!
Then, my brother went through a moving phase. Moved him from Lafayette to Penn State in September 2010, from Penn State to San Francisco in June 2011, then from San Francisco to Charleston (SC) in April 2012.
He hates me. There's no other explanation.
So when I renewed my lease, I was so excited that I wouldn't have to move anything again for another year and a half!
After the flooding, my parents had to tear out the floors, the walls, the plumbing, and dig down a few feet to put in a sump pump to prevent future flooding. They've managed to get the plumbing fixed, put in new walls, and put together a bathroom and laundry room.
And now, they're aiming to finish it before Christmas. So I spent Sunday hauling equipment and other stuff out of their basement. And I've already promised to go back this weekend....I'll sand down the walls, paint everything, and then move in furniture the weekend right before Christmas.
It's great exercise, and I do WANT to help them. My dad's issues with the bone spur and spinal stenosis, and my mom's mild scoliosis, make me prefer to do it myself rather than have them try to do it and possibly really hurt themselves!
But they painted the bathroom bright orange. And the study is yellow and red. And the basement color they picked is purple. PURPLE!!
It hurts me all the way to the bone! Moving heavy boxes and filing cabinets might have left the mild ache in my arms, but it's the colors they picked that really hurt me!
And it's not really what I want to do with my vacation (I'm off December 21 until January 2), so I'm going to get as much done before then as I can.
But after helping with all of this, watching how hard it is....SOOO GLAD I'm not moving until fall 2014 at the earliest!!
I AM looking forward to the calories burned this weekend! How many calories do you think painting burns?! I've got three rooms (36X13, 12X18, and the god-awful orange bathroom) to sand and paint...hoping that will burn at least 1000 cals!!