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Stress hangover

Well, the move is done and we're now in the new house! Things went pretty smoothly, and the storm that was supposed to come through on moving day was kind enough to delay itself for 24 hours, which was a huge relief.

Now that everything is (mostly*) over I can tell my stress level has gone way down. Each day I feel a bit more relaxed, and I don't think I'm clenching my jaws at night anymore. One odd thing though--yesterday I think I had what can best be described as a "stress hangover". In the aftermath of everything I had a period where I didn't want to deal with the world and just went to bed for a couple hours in the middle of the afternoon. It felt a bit different from previous times when I've been in a funk; I just wanted to retreat from the world for awhile and hide under the covers. I think I may be better today but we'll see.

* Although we've officially moved we still have a bunch of stuff over at the old house that needs to be brought here, mostly fragile things we didn't trust the movers to handle. Then the place needs to be cleaned and have some little things done to it (paint touch-ups, hardwood floor refinished) before we can sell it. But we have some friends that are very interested in buying the place so if that works out it'll be great!

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chomp
Dec. 23rd, 2012 06:39 pm (UTC)
Congrats on the move!
j_coutts
Dec. 24th, 2012 01:55 am (UTC)
Where is your new house? I would love to see pictures of the before and after if you have them.
I have always found it strange that moving and starting a new chapter causes so much stress instead of excitement. I guess routines and things that are familiar are of such an unappreciated luxury that change calls everything into question.
I wish you luck and happiness in your new place.
g_na
Dec. 24th, 2012 05:33 am (UTC)
The new place is still in SF, in Dolores Heights (the hill overlooking the park). It's much more central than we were (south of here, in Glen Park). Photos will be taken later, after things are unpacked and decorated :)

The move is exciting but the stress had been building for awhile. Long story short, the new house needed a LOT of work that wasn't obvious when we bought the house, and most of the stress came from the years of rebuilding that preceded the move.

Now that we're moved I've shifted into nesting mode :)
drangnon
Jan. 1st, 2013 04:37 am (UTC)
grats on moving accomplishment!
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