There are several strategies that can be employed when one is moving — be it one's residence, or one's business. The intelligent strategy is to live sparingly, purge with consistency, keep only what you need, travel light, live light, and do not accumulate massive piles of stuff. As I say, this is the intelligent strategy and obviously the one we did not employ.
Instead, in the last 12 years that we've been located at our beloved building across from the shipyard here in Anacortes, we accumulated, amassed, piled up, tucked away, and — I now believe — threw away not even the smallest scrap of paper. At least that's the way it seems now that we have embraced the move to our new offices. Almost a week into it and we still have a truck load or two to bring over. Thank goodness we only moved five blocks!
My advice to all of you is to never, ever move. I mean it. Six days after they said they would hook up our Internet, the Comcast folks finally showed up after I threatened legal and bodily harm. They explained that there were no techs available to which I responded that there were plenty of lawyers with time on their hands. An hour later and the good news is that we are back online and have email once again. The even better news is that I didn't stroke out or pop the veins in my forehead. It was dicey, but I pulled through.
So, repeat after me: "I will never, ever move. I will die in the house in which I now live. Change is an evil, bad thing. I am happy where I am." Repeat until you are numb. Then go surfing and shopping at Amazon and take a moment to really enjoy the pleasure of searching for just right slotted spoon amongst the gazillion choices you have to consider online. Read the spoof news over at The Onion; catch a little YouTube from that 1974 blues-rock bank Zephyr; click away and enjoy your unlimited access to data galore. I know that's what I will be doing tonight.
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