Wednesday, June 16

Moving Day

It's strange watching strangers pack up your life. I look at the things I've acquired living here - carpets and yarn mostly, but also Russian souvenirs - things I never thought I'd have. As well as the items that have been in so many different houses with me - mostly kitchen wear. I still have the plates that Ashish and I bought together for our first house out of college. My guess is he doesn't have his half anymore, but I should ask him. Because he, way more than me is a collector. Then I've got the board games - a fetish finally honed in California, though I've got 2 chess sets from college days as well.

However, the movers, they don't care about my stuff or my memories, so in just under 3 hours, they've packed up my whole house. In case you're curious, all my wordly possessions, well except for my much missed Kitchen Aid mixer living with Nate and Vero, fit into 50 boxes and 3 suit cases. I love having movers, someone else to lift the heavy boxes, to wrap up all the glasses and pictures. This is the way to go, I may never be able to move my own stuff again. I'm spoiled, I know. It's a problem, but admitting it is the first step, right?

And now, finally, the excitement of leaving Moscow and moving to Amsterdam is starting to set in. I'll miss my friends, I'll miss the school, I may even miss my apartment. But there is very little about this city that I'll miss. I've got another week and a half to try to soak it all in though. I really hope it warms back up… it's only 60 F and has been raining for 2 days straight. It's mid-June people, come on!


courtney said...

I hope you enjoy your last few days in Moscow. Will you be in Atlanta before going to Amsterdam? Let us know if you are and we'll do something!

Mickey said...

I don't even know how one goes about an international move.

Yeah, we'll definitely be down for hanging out when you get stateside. See you soon!

Anonymous said...

The KitchenAid is safe and sound making buttermilk bread weekly ;-)

I went to the Thai restaurant. It was great. There are talks of a Red Rocks trip in October, must go back if that's the case.


Anonymous said...

We'll miss you Ms. Sliman, keep in touch.