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Packing does not strengthen marriages.

For instance, if a wife suggests to her husband that he should pack up the kitchen instead of watch the Phillies game, he will be very cranky. He will then proceed to pack up all the Tupperware (oblivious to whether there are the right amount of Tupperware tops to go with the bottoms) and this will make his wife super cranky.

The wife will then have no choice but to rip open the box, put the correct tops with the right bottoms and get rid of the random ones. The husband is fine with this because he probably thinks his wife is crazy and he’s now back on the couch watching the Phillies game.

Yes, we’re moving again. Same town. Different house. Same husband. Different moving philosophies.

I see moving as a chance to sort through our belongings and purge our junk. My husband sees moving as a chance to throw all our stuff in boxes and find a place for the crap in our new house.ย  (I’m sure he would agree with this statement. If not, he’ll have to start his own blog.)

So my to do list for the next few days basically consists of packing and TV watching because it suddenly dawned on me that we will lose all our DVR saved shows when we move in a few days. This is a tremendous amount of pressure. I have “90210,” “Melrose Place,” “Parenthood,” “Glee,” “Nurse Jackie,” “Modern Family” and probably more. I feel like I’m gearing up for a TV triathlon. Please wish me luck. I will drink plenty of water.

P.S. Speaking of beverages, if you are coming to our house in the next few days, please bring your own coffee cup. Rick pretty much packed them all.

30 Responses to marriage and moving

  • The next big techie thing – should be portable DVR programming. Going on vacation, I missed my DVR – not even worth watching regular tv – I resist commercials at all costs, I actually broke down and read books. With moving – you should be able to take your DVR with you! Enjoy the marathon.

  • I think it is amazing how you write about hypothetical situations in a way that SEEMS SO REAL. You have a gift.

    The wife did this, the husband did that, it’s almost as if you there.

    I wonder if the husband had the Phillies game in his (mental) diary and was surprised it was not in the wife’s (material) diary.

  • Mackbeth says:

    Ooohhhh Kelcey, You are going to find those tupperware tops somewhere else and feel sad that you were so quick to throw the bottoms out! ๐Ÿ™‚

  • johanna says:

    Its the perfect chance to throw out all the tupperware and buy a new matching set for the new place! I’m a Glee addict. Who could not love Will?

  • It’s not that my husband and I have different packing philosophies as much as we both acknowledge that packing makes me majorly cranky. He knows to stay far away from me, even when I’m packing for a weekend trip. What? I have to focus and him talking to me breaks that focus.

  • Kara says:

    Watch the premium cable stuff first – the rest you can catch on Hulu ๐Ÿ™‚ And moving is the best time to purge – why pay to move crap you don’t want anymore?!

  • Megan says:

    I think that you can download your programs to a flash drive. Ours has a USB port, but I have never bothered to use it. Good luck with the move!!

  • Liesl says:

    So how did he get TV time when you obviously are the one with the priority on that one?
    And why cant you transfer the shows if the account is in your name (not a TV owner, but that seems like a jib to me).

    I just got back from New Orleans where they have the best “to go” cups, it’s like having a latte in a sippy cup!

  • Nancy Walton says:

    LOVE Glee and especially Nurse Jackie! Once you get moved and settled in, you deserve a solid week of doing nothing but watching every single TV show you want to and you may as well throw a few DVDs in the mix, too. Just sayin’. . .

  • Jen says:

    Congrats on finding a new house! Purging is definitely the only good part of the process. Hope the move goes smoothly!

  • Jen says:

    Congrats on finding a new house! Purging is definitely the only good part of the process. Hope the move goes smoothly!

  • Definitely watch up now because Comcast representatives will listen to you cry and drone about how important Big Love is to your spiritual and emotional well-being, but they never actually enable you to watch it. And they don’t let you come to THEIR house to watch it either. Or so I’ve heard…

    We’re moving, too, but my head is in the sand over it. We close in 4 weeks and I can’t bring myself to pack.

  • Aunt Marcia (Guess Whose?) says:

    Did you tell your girls that since you’re getting two new babies when you move into the new house; you won’t need your two ‘old babies’ and they’ll have to find another place to live. Wait till moving day before you tell them ‘I’m joking’…then save your money for their therapy.

  • We had the same moving philosophies, except mine became postpone packing so you can go through the stuff, then end up throwing it all in the boxes at the last minute. He’s moved 40 times, and in his words…”if nothing gets broken, it’s a successful move”

    We lost our shows and had to move cable zones, the horrors.

  • ~Laura says:

    We just changed cable companies and were going to lose all that was on the dvr. So, I had the same power tv-athon during nap time for a week. Whew! Exhausting! Even worse, reprograming the new one with all your favorite shows.

  • merlotmom says:

    We moved four times in 11 years. It doesn’t get easier, just so you know. But you guys sound pretty normal, at least in my book. Good luck and don’t overdo it, you’ve got buns in the oven, mama.

  • Kirsten says:

    We recently moved and it seems my husband your husband have the same moving philosophies. hmmmm.

    This move nearly did me in and I am not pregnant! Good luck!!

    In other news, I am NEVER, EVER MOVING AGAIN.

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