Moving is Stressful

Normally I post about crochet patterns, but my family’s recent move into a 1970’s mobile trailer home has been eventful and I’d like to remember it.

This is just a personal record of our moving adventure.

Floors First

The bedrooms have had the carpet ripped up (old 70s carpet. No thank you). So half the house is now unusable.

Five people are sleeping in the living room until further notice.

No Power

The old breaker box is on the floor because we had the electrical upgraded. Which meant a whole day without power as well. And my husband had to dig a 4-foot trench which took many hours (hello, winter in Canada = frozen ground).

Water Problems

We had no water when we moved in. The winters get cold enough to freeze pipes (and break them) so it is common practice here to have the water turned off when a house is unoccupied. We didn’t ask for the water turned on right away because the town was under a boil water advisory and then had no water at all and then back to boil water.

So today I call and ask for the water to be turned on (it is quite annoying to use these jugs of water for everything – drinking, cooking, cleaning, flushing toilet, dishes) and my husband isn’t home but he walked me through the process on the phone to turn the water on inside.


Turn this valve and that valve and…


Splish, splash!


That’s not right!

Now I am waiting on a plumber. And avoiding cleaning the cupboards because of all the mice droppings.

I am going to go publish a pattern now, to help me feel better.