Actually, it’s kind of handy to have about twenty pairs of scissors around, because no matter where you set down the pair you just had, you know where to find some. Cheese graters, on the other hand– we just opted to keep two, and some might even say that’s too many.

We managed to follow a lot of our own advice, though. Sure, I may have toted nearly a hundred pounds of aging textbooks here (I’ve been fighting The Hoarder a lot during the course of this move), but we didn’t actually have any boxes too large to move, or have any furniture get stuck outside. I mentioned the truck in an earlier post, and that was perhaps the most stressful part of the whole endeavor for me… and I should emphasize I wasn’t even behind the wheel while it was in Seattle. No, if I were operating the truck that day, there would have been a very likely consequence.