Tuesday, May 31, 2005


Can't find a thing. Boxes are everywhere. It's moving day.

Here's a birds-eye view of our route:

Buzzards over Autzen Stadium, originally uploaded by L. A. Price.

(Are those really buzzards?) Back and forth we go, from our old place (near the right edge of the photo, three-quarters down from the top), to the new one (near left edge of photo). The photo was taken from the top of this hill. It's only a few miles, but the move seems...huge.

We're rummaging through years of piled-up stuff, pondering: keep or toss? Yarn stash, insect collection, art supplies: keep. Frying pan collection: do we really need so many? Awhile back, we were on a quest for the "perfect" pan. Maybe some of the runners-up could go. Some things are baffling: did I have to buy every painting-instruction book in existence?

Friends are arriving to help - hello, thanks so much! We need some music for moving. Any suggestions? Here's the playlist, so far:

"Strange Things," Randy Newman
"Diggin' Up Bones," Randy Travis
"Busload of Faith," Lou Reed
"Watermelon," Leo Kottke
"Werewolves of London," Warren Zevon
"I Have the Touch," Peter Gabriel
"Tangled Up in Blue," Dylan
"Sharkey's Day," Laurie Anderson
"Lamb Lies Down on Broadway," Genesis
"I've Got the Sun in the Morning and the Moon at Night,"
from "Annie Get Your Gun"
Nielsen's Clarinet Concerto, Opus 57
That should get us started. Okay, time for more packing.


Blogger Polar Bear said...

Happy moving!

What a great view from the bird's point of view!

1:17 PM  
Blogger shrinkette said...

Yes, things are a little more mundane at street level.

We had a view of the hills from our former house. That's why it was hard to move...

2:24 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's me, Liz, from I Speak of Dreams

Yes, those appear to be buzzards. The San Francisco Zoo had a female who couldn't fly, some years ago. Once you got over the smell -- they really do prefer carrion -- and the bald red head, they -- or she --was quite an engaging bird.

Personally, I'm pretty fond of them, not for the carrion aspect but the constant soaring..

Best of luck with the move.

8:57 PM  
Blogger shrinkette said...

Hi, Liz! Thank you! This move is taking a long time. We definitely have too much stuff. Goodwill is getting most of it, I think. So those are buzzards...not a good omen, I guess...

1:07 PM  
Blogger Maggie said...

Wow, what a beautiful place. I suggest Tom Petty's "Full Moon Fever" for moving day. Or maybe "Into the Great Wide Open" could be appropriate too. ;-)

1:44 AM  

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