Moving is not conducive to writing nor reading. Moving is all-consuming and will empty out your bank account quicker than a con artist promising millions.
The worst thing about this particular move was that I wasn’t moving an entire household so I had to buy things like towels, furniture, lamps, forks, spoons, knives, mop, broom…the list is seemingly endless. I figured buying the large items like furniture into my budget but never thought about all the small things and those small things probably cost me an extra $3000. Ouch.
I have been to Dollar General countless times, so many that I refuse to go back anytime soon. It has become embarrassing to walk in the door. I say things like, “Morning! How are you ladies today?” then proceed to fill my basket with things like tinfoil and soap because I forgot them on my last trip. Approximately $100 and several heavy sighs later, I am out the door. This went on for days and days. I am tired, people.
Friends keep asking me if I am having a house-warming party and my initial reaction is usually horror. All these people in my house insisting on bringing things I don’t need? No thank you.
Of course there eventually came the evening after too much wine that I decided why not? I can register at Wal-Mart and this is what the list will look like:
- Kitchen rug
- Mach 3 razor
- Potting soil
- Full length mirrors
- Double-A batteries
- Plate hanger
- Light Bulbs
Now, I have blogs to read.