It isn't just the packing, although that is a real pain too. I'm at the point that I am beginning to think I won't ever get it all done.
The real pain as I found out this afternoon, is all the effort to change your address with utilities, medical services, retirement services, and a whole host of different entities and companies.
I'm a civil slervice retiree, and they, like everyone else must hire a huge staff of developers whose job it is to make sure you don't get too comfortable with using the screens on their website. I tried all afternoon to change my address with Civil Service Retirement, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medicare, the local utility companies, and many others. The only change I was able to make was with my credit union, and I just wrote them a letter detailing the changes to my information.
For previous moves I just went to the post office to fill out a change of address form, but that was when I was driving. I decided to do it online, to find out they want your credit card info so they can charge you for online service! You can bet I will find a way to the Post Office to fill out a card!
I thought I had completely lost my computer this morning, but someone suggested I plug it into another outlet and see if it would work, and by golly it did! I'm going to buy a new computer soon as this one is acting really bad. I've decided to pay the extra and get a larger screen - I'm using a 13" and will go back to a 15" screen. Anything larger than that makes it more difficult to get around the screen with the mouse, as well as it being nearly impossible to take the entire screen in at a glance. I will move my eyes around the screen, but don't want to have to move my head to get from one corner to another. One problem I've noticed with newer Macs is that they don't have a slot for a disc. I have a lot of information and photos stored on discs, and I won't buy a computer that doesn't take them. That will leave out the MacBook, but maybe I can change to another model. I sure would hate to go back to the Microsoft operating system.
Rocky is sticking right by my side, and I don't even have as much problem leashing him up to go home from the dog park. He wants to make sure I'm not moving without him, and every box I pack and add to the stack adds to his consternation. He is still definitely a puppy and will remain in puppy-hood for another year at least, but I see little signs of improvement now and then so I have hope I can hang in there.
It is really getting hot now, and wouldn't you know it my swamp cooler isn't cooling. The water isn't getting up to the pan underneath the fan, and I've turned the valve on so I don't know what else to do. You can barely survive in Sacramento without some kind of cooling.
I need to get back to doing something connected with preparing for my move. I feel so inadequate and that is hard to take when I think of all the moves I've made in my lifetime. This is definitely the worst, and I hope the last!
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