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It’s official… I hate moving! June 16, 2010

Posted by Jill (@bonnjill) in Business practices, Random musings.
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I know I have been really quiet here of late. Regular readers and my Twitter followers know that I moved at the beginning of the month. The first couple days were tough. Yes, I translated 10,000 words DURING my move and several thousand immediately afterward. Ah, the life of a freelance translator… I worked off my back-up computer with an English keyboard. After two days of that I set up my office computer and German keyboard on a provisional solution of the legs and the middle panel of my new desk. I’m still waiting for my friend who gave it to me to come by and help me put it together. I still don’t have the office set up to anywhere near what I would call comfortable, but at least I can walk in the room amidst the boxes. I can’t find my hanging file folders for this year’s check stubs, bills, business expenses and bank statements, which is frustrating. And to top it all off, yesterday our estimated taxes were due and I can’t find my refill checks in any of the boxes. I need to check the garage to see if a box slipped through the organization process. But at least most of the important things have been unboxed and have found a home in the new place. It took about a week for my dog to settle into the new place and feel comfortable. I love the new neighborhood and the serenity. And most of all, I love having a real office with a tall ceiling and walls I can hang things on! OK, maybe moving isn’t SO bad…

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1. Melissa Field - June 17, 2010

It sounds pretty stressful. I hope you found those checks or were able to make a payment some other way. Still, it sounds like you will like your new home and neighborhood!

In just a few weeks, I will be moving back into my *real* home after spending a whole year in a tiny apartment, working from an office in my living-/bedroom. I don’t exactly look forward to the move itself – and my office at home is pretty tiny, too – but MAN will it be nice to be back home and have a door to close when I need to work. Oh, and I have missed my dogs and cat, as well! They keep me company at work and remind me to take breaks every now and then.

2. Cat - June 17, 2010

I feel your pain, I’ve moved three times since I started working as a freelance translator, twice of them to another country. This last time (in March) I took two days off, but it still wasn’t enough!! And I even got a call from a client while the removal men were busy loading the truck. I think the worst thing is finding time to pack gradually, and then having to set up your office quickly again to carry on working, and of course, unpack! I still have boxes lying around. 🙂

Jill (@bonnjill) - June 17, 2010

Ah, yes, moving to another country is a special kind of moving hell altogether. Although I was surprised how smoothly my moving back from Germany went back in 2001. But since then I appear to have accumulated an awful lot of stuff. I have no idea where it came from. I think it breeds when we’re not looking.


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