Moving (with Buddhas)

After weeks of kvetching, whining, complaining, bemoaning, touting, I am finally moved! A marathon day–the devil, as they say, is in the details, and if you can characterize old checkbooks, bills and mail of several people, bits and pieces of clothing (of several people), bottles of vinegar, oil, assorted dishes, shoes, papers, sheets, towels, miscellaneous old computers and chargers of several decades (and last couch and a bunch of teeny tables and chairs and who knows what) as details, there were a lot of devils to deal with!

My husband and a friend of my daughters were heroes. U-Haul (which called me yesterday in the middle of an important work meeting to tell me the only truck that it had available for our confirmed reservation was the wrong size and also had to be picked up someplace in the Bronx) was a villain.

Did I ever mention that living in Manhattan for many years can make you quite fearful of driving, especially after dark? But I am no longer living in Manhattan (as of today), and with two Buddhas and Pearl in the car (hubbie driving non-U-haul truck) I somehow managed.

A moment to thank all of you for your support through this endless process. Thanks for all your pre-congratulations! (Based on my partial move about a month ago.) I truly appreciate your kindness, not just about the move but on so many levels.

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14 Comments on “Moving (with Buddhas)”

  1. hedgewitch Says:

    YAY! So now it’s a fait accompli as opposed to a fate worse than death! I’m so happy it’s finally (almost) over–now comes the fun part, or the least onerous part anyway imo–finding all the right spots for your beloved things. Enjoy as much as possible, and a pox upon U Haul.

  2. Jamie Dedes Says:

    The problem with living in California instead of Brooklyn is that no one seems to know how to kvetch properly … they JUST whine. It’s not the same thing…LOL! … haven’t heard anyone say that in years.

    Congrats on completion. Love your Buddha buddies.

    Enjoy the new place …

  3. The thing that scares me the most about moving, is opening the tops of cupboards and dealing with the junk that is crammed in there! I hope you settle into your new abode quickly.

    Karin, could I ask you to email me ( – I want to pick your brains 🙂

  4. claudia Says:

    congrats on completing the move karin though i’m wondering if you won’t miss manhattan terribly… it’s exactly a year that i was there and when i see a movie with a nyc street scene, i miss this crazy city so much that it almost hurts…strange..isn’t it… smiles

    • ManicDdaily Says:

      I will be back in Manhattan three days and two nights of each week on average, so I will have plenty of City time (if at my office in mid-town!) But I do hope to try to do city things – museums etc still,. We’ll see! k.

  5. brian miller Says:

    yay! i am glad that is behind you now…ugh what a headache on uhaul as well…gotta love those last minute glitches….i am sure that it will take a bit to settle in but glad the big part is behind you…

    • ManicDdaily Says:

      Yes, of course, the crazy part is that I go to India next week. The timing could be better but it was the best time to go meet up with my daughter, Christina (whom you met). So I won’t probably “settle” for weeks, but at least the moving is finally done. It was a bit crazy to break up but it would have been impossible to do it ourselves (more or less) if we hadn’t. Anyway, ah. And thanks as always for your kindness. You looked very much the teacher (in your photo)! You ARE the teacher. k.

  6. Lindy Lee Says:

    And, ManicDaily is still writing on WordPress. Hooray!

  7. Milo Says:

    Hi Karin – Congratulations on your move! The Cats are wonderful; I have a cousin who lives in Roscoe and have been up many times. I love your poems and read them every day. Keep ’em coming. – Milo

    • ManicDdaily Says:

      Milo That is so kind of you. The Catskills are lovely. I have to check on FB to see where you are now. I am not such a FB person. I hope all is well with you. Take care, and thanks much, k.

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