Wednesday, August 15, 2012


Life here is a flurry of boxes and logistics phone calls and trying to keep track of a million details.

But the cable internet and the electric have been arranged to be shut off in one place and turned on in another. The nanny was here today and took Calliope for an early birthday present at the toy store while I saw the chiropractor. When I returned, we packed up the two hall closets together. The substitute cleaning lady is coming on Friday to help me finish packing the kitchen and the rest of the non-essentials. Calliope and I leave the next day for a week's vacation in Rhode Island with my mother and brother (hooray!). The floor guy is coming while we are on vacation -- he will get the keys from my friend who lives on the floor below my new apartment -- and we've even got one day's grace period before the substitute cleaning lady (my regular one isn't available) comes in to clean the new apartment.

The moving trucks arrive at my current apartment the next morning (giving me maybe 36 hours at home between returning from vacation and the movers arriving). Nastya will show up at 7 am on moving day and help with the final packing as well as Calliope wrangling for two hours before bringing herself and Calliope to Eleanor's apartment for the day. She will keep her there until 5 pm, at which time I plan to have Calliope's room fully set up and operational. Luckily, setting up the crib, moving the dresser with all the clothes still in it into her new room, replacing the changing pad on top, and setting up the bins of toys should be quick. I haven't decided yet if I will put up a baby gate in the doorway of her room (her room! her own room!), but I have two baby gates at the ready, in case I want them.

(In case that was too boring to read: I just summarized my packing efforts and other moving logistics. Not to worry, it wasn't very interesting.)

It's all falling into place rather amazingly thus far.

Have I mentioned that I can't wait to never move again???

But seriously, this is all going far more smoothly than I dared imagine, so I can't complain.

Plus, Calliope has been a huge help.

So where did you want me to move this box?

Not to worry, I'm just doing a quick rifle
through the contents of this box

Ooh, now what have we here??? This looks very
interesting, indeed.

Mommy, while you were on the phone with the electric
company, I found my nail clippers and wrapped the 
breast pump power cord around my neck! Such fun!

The nail clippers are actually even more fun when they
are in my mouth. Not to worry, yes, I did rotate the
handle so they are ready to cut my lip.

I made the power cord slightly more noose-like before settling down to 
examine this intriguing Hypnobabies CD. (Mommy says to ignore
the embarrassing "Shelters of" cover in the background... she
found the book free on the sidewalk.)


  1. Looks like you've got a great helper there! And I love that I'm not the only one with a baby who thinks cords are meant to be worn around the neck.

    I hear you on the moving thing. The thought of moving again makes me cringe.

  2. I love the captions you put on your photos! Good luck with the move, it sounds very well planned out.

  3. Your little helper is seriously cute despite her tendency to life dangerously.

  4. You sound more organized than I've ever been with a move. Hopefully it will go smoothly for you. It looks like you have a great little helper there.