And I'm not even the one moving.
|Photo Credit: U-Pack|
I went over to help some new people in the area move into their house, and they had all their stuff delivered in those large moving bins. I've always wanted to do that. You load them at your own pace, they ship them over for you, and you unload them when they arrive. You travel in a car or fly, however you want to get there, at your own pace. We always go the cheaper way of getting a truck and driving it ourselves, but that means doing the loading all in one day. For our last move, we hired movers to do the loading and unloading. It was expensive, but not as much as the additional cost of the moving bins
|Clipart from the tomatoes,|
colorized by me.
I felt like I pulled something in my shoulder, but it eased off after a while. Today I got up and did yoga and ate breakfast, still feeling pretty good. Then, suddenly my whole upper back, shoulders, and neck, are seizing up in pain. I may have to interrupt this day for a hot bath and strong dose of ibuprofen.
I am in much better condition than I was four months ago, but obviously there are some things I should not do, and moving is one of them. Next time someone I know is moving in or out, I will drop off the hand trucks, maybe provide food, and leave. When someone is in the middle of moving, cooking can be difficult and eating out, expensive. If they could not afford movers to pack and unpack their bins, maybe they would appreciate a home-cooked meal instead of having to eat out or work in a new, unpacked kitchen.