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Moving House
Moving House | Anne Civardi
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Describes the process of moving to a new home, as the Sparks' family packs, moves, unpacks, and meets their new neighbors.
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daniwithtea
Moving House | Anne Civardi
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What a day of mixed emotions. While we‘re upstairs packing to move to the downstairs flat, our neighbors and dear friends are moving out of the downstairs flat and on to their next adventure. We‘re so excited and so sad at the same time. (They are big readers so I already know all the best spots to curl up with a book!)

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Anna40
Moving House | Anne Civardi
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The first three things you need to do when you move to a new city/state: 1) supermarkets 2) doctors/health care 3) library card. Check, check and check. :)

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kstadt929
Moving House | Anne Civardi
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This is completely accurate. Today I packed up 3 totes of books. That didn‘t even empty 1 of our of books. We have 5 bookshelves stuffed full (some are double layered) and some random books floating around in other places (like on end tables). It will be interesting to see how many boxes and totes it takes to move them all!! 📚📚📚📚📚

Littlestbookshelf 😂😂 when we moved a couple years ago we had around 20 boxes of books and they were soooo heavy 😬😬 I felt bad for the movers! 7mo
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Literary_Siren
Moving House | Anne Civardi
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So many books! 😍😭 moving them is a huge pain. This isn‘t even all of them. I‘m pretty sure there are at least 6 more big boxes lost in the rest of the household boxes in the garage. So glad it‘s done though! (My back is done as well as the boyfriend‘s rotator cuff.) Now I finally get to shelve them the way I want to! I‘m thinking alphabetically by authors last name, since that‘s generally how I search for books.

phatsallylee Have fun organizing! 7mo
janeycanuck This is precisely why I refuse to move 🤪 7mo
Literary_Siren @phatsallylee I‘ll try! @janeycanuck I wish I had a choice! 7mo
kspenmoll Good luck!! 6mo
SomedayAlmost Good luck! 6mo
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Regi_C
Moving House | Anne Civardi
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We bought a house! The apartment is all in disarray, and this stack of boxes is just our book collection alone 😭

TheLibrarian Congrats on the house!!! 10mo
Regi_C @TheLibrarian Thank you!!! It's right on the T line, we couldn't be more pleased! 10mo
AmyG Wishing you all the best! 10mo
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DivineDiana So happy for you! 👏🏻 🏡 👏🏻 10mo
BookishMarginalia Congrats! 10mo
Christine Congrats!! (The T in Boston?? If so, amazing!! I‘m a BC grad school alum and loved riding the T!) 10mo
BookwormAHN Congratulations 👏🏻 10mo
thereadingowlvina Congrats!!! 🎉🎉🎉 10mo
BookNAround Welcome to home ownership! 10mo
rohit-sawant Congrats! 🎉🎉 10mo
KuehlerBookStop Congratulations!!! 10mo
Crazeedi Congrats!🎉🎉🎉 10mo
Regi_C @Christine It's the T in Pittsburgh! We may move to Boston in a couple years if the stars align, we LOVE it there! 10mo
Regi_C Thanks you guys! I can't wait to make a little library, haha 10mo
irre Congratulations! 10mo
Kelly_the_Bookish_Sidekick Congratulations on your new home! 10mo
mreads Congratulations! Looks like you've proiritzed packing the books 😀👍 10mo
SleepyDragon That looks sooooo familiar ... lol Congrats on the house! 10mo
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guinsgirlreads
Moving House | Anne Civardi
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I am finally (just about) done moving! Here‘s one of my new reading spots.. when I unpack the books 😔❤️👋🏻👋🏻👋🏻

Crazeedi So beautiful! 11mo
JoScho Lovely! 11mo
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shanaqui
Moving House | Anne Civardi
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I can't resist, here's my other bookcase. (The flowers lying on the second shelf were my wedding bouquet -- daffodils, because I'm Welsh, made out of paper and wire by my wife! The wooden hippo is called Moni and was carved specifically for me, my parents say. I don't ever remember not having him.)

MelissaSue81 Love it! 12mo
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shanaqui
Moving House | Anne Civardi
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All my books are where they ought to be. 💙

Now for everything else.

CoffeeNBooks Wow! Beautiful bookshelves! 12mo
MelissaSue81 Amazing!!!! 12mo
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shanaqui
Moving House | Anne Civardi
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Progress #shelfie! Today the bunnies move in and the majority of my books are in too. Still quite a few at my parents' alas -- but now they only live 15 minutes' drive away, so I can go get 'em at any time!

Clare-Dragonfly How nice to be living so close to your parents! Those chairs look comfy. 12mo
Reviewsbylola I have shelf envy! 😍😍 12mo
Ddzmini Lovin it 😍😍😍 12mo
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shanaqui
Moving House | Anne Civardi
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First books on the shelves at the new flat! Not organised, I hasten to add -- just out of boxes, so we can start to be able to move around! The bookcases need doors because of certain rabbits... their favourite nesting place is the bottom shelf of an Ikea Billy bookcase. #BunniesofLitsy

DivineDiana They are mischievous! ❤️🐰 12mo
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Beckys_Books
Moving House | Anne Civardi
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All my living room books are packed up. Can't wait to put them on the shelves in the new house.

slategreyskies I didn‘t know you were moving. We just unloaded our UHaul this past Sunday. There are piles of boxes everywhere, and my books still aren‘t unpacked! 13mo
AmyG I feel your pain. Good luck with your move. I just did this in July. 13mo
Beckys_Books @slategreyskies I took a different job with the same company. I've been 'camping' in our new house through the summer. A bed, a dresser, a TV, and a few cookware items. So glad to get my family and stuff under one roof 13mo
rather_be_reading 😨😨😨 11mo
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RavenLovelyReads
Moving House | Anne Civardi
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Today is moving day- from one temporary place to another temporary place. ☹️😬🙄 The hubby offered to “store” my books in his office...no. I NEED those with me. #comfort #thanksbutnothanks #donttouchmybooks #backawayslowly

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llwheeler
Moving House | Anne Civardi
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House staging progress! Books are done (obviously 1st priority...) 19 boxes of books packed and stored. 2 bags taken to the used bookstore. Got store credit in exchange and I have to keep reminding myself that my shelves aren't *actually* this empty. I know what my reward will be once we're moved and set up though 🙃 #moving

BookishMarginalia Good luck! Shelves look good! 1y
JoScho Good job! 1y
llwheeler @JoScho Thanks ☺ 1y
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2BR02B
Moving House | Anne Civardi
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... And then there are the other two obstacles between me and my boxes getting unpacked. 😑

#catsoflitsy

AmyG Ha! 1y
LeahBergen 😂 1y
Leftcoastzen Darling little “Helpers”!Gee mom ,we are glad you made these box towers just for us.😺 1y
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vivastory 😂 1y
rubyslippersreads Can you explain to them that they'll enjoy the empty boxes even more? 😹 1y
llwheeler 😂 so familiar! Just today I was moving boxes and put them in 3 piles. My partner looked at me weird until I explained, 'one for each cat to sit on and one for me to actually work with.' Then he just nodded understandingly haha. 1y
MinDea Oh my gosh. Their faces. So precious. 💙💙💙💙 1y
Kimzey 😻😻 1y
TheSpineView Thet just want to help... as in supervise. 😺😺❤ 1y
Bertha_Mason "Don't unpack! Play with us instead!" 1y
rohit-sawant 😻😻 1y
RestlessFickleBookHoarder They are darling! 1y
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2BR02B
Moving House | Anne Civardi
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Figuring out how to sort these 25 boxes of books, and unpack them in order on the shelf directly behind them, all within the confines of my tiny room, feels like one of those logic puzzles with the moving tiles. Fortunately I excel at logic puzzles. #catsoflitsy

tpixie 🍀🍀🍀🍀🍀 1y
LeahBergen You‘ve got this. 👍🏻 1y
Suzze Looks like you have a helper. No problem. 1y
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JanuarieTimewalker13 Boxes, books and cat, of course!!! Some things (animate and inanimate) just go together!! 🐾❤️ 1y
Leftcoastzen It‘s funny , sounds wonderful and horrible at the same time!😂😻 1y
arlenefinnigan Ah the joys of packing. Best of luck! 1y
rather_be_reading wow! good luck! 1y
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llwheeler
Moving House | Anne Civardi
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I don't think I've ever posted all my shelves in one #shelfie before... but we are getting ready to list our house in a couple weeks and I have my marching orders for staging the house. One tall case and one short case will go to storage, and the other shelves will be pruned/rearranged. This is the "before" state. Stay tuned... ? #moving #somanyboxesofbooks

Lcsmcat Good luck with the move! Your shelves look like mine! 1y
llwheeler @Lcsmcat Thanks! 😊 1y
Ddzmini 👀😳 no 📚 are now homeless 😝 1y
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llwheeler @Ddzmini Only some, and only temporarily! 😛 1y
Ddzmini 🤣🤣🤣😋📖 1y
janeycanuck Good luck!! 1y
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AmyG
Moving House | Anne Civardi
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Poor Hilly. Where is all the furniture? This makes me so sad, but this is her territory.

I can‘t wait to move. I haven‘t read anything in weeks. I miss my books like she misses her furniture (and it was HER furniture).

TheBookAddict Aww poor kitty. Tell her my cats sympathize, they know the feeling. 1y
wanderinglynn Poor baby. My TeddyCat also feels her pain. After we moved, he spent the first few days hiding under the bed in the new place. ❤️🐱 1y
Crazeedi Awww, *hugs kitty*😽 1y
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knittedgnome Oh Hilly! Lol! Poor Kitty! 1y
Elle_Skeldon Awe ❤️It‘s ok you two! 1y
Soubhiville Time to go! When do you leave/arrive? Safe travels to you! 1y
BookNAround Poor confused kitty! 1y
mcipher Awww, kitties have such a hard time with change! Hugs and best of luck with your move! 💚 1y
JoScho Bless her heart 💜 1y
julesG She looks a bit forlorn. 1y
trazo We recently moved and I also felt sad for my dogs. They had special spots and furniture by the windows they like to hang around and relax and all of a sudden were uprooted. Good luck with your move and settling in! 1y
AmyG @Soubhiville We leave NJ 7/5 and get to CO a week from today! 1y
tammysue Aww Hilly 🤗 1y
QuietlyLaura Aww. Poor Hilly! I remember sitting on the floor of an empty living room to pet and soothe my cat during a move. 💙 1y
Stacypatrice This makes me think of the quote, “Any place is a home as long as YOU‘RE in it.” Home is where our pets are 💖 1y
batsy Awww! ❤️ for Hilly 1y
AmyG @whatshesreadingnow @batsy Thank you. @Stacypatrice True! @QuietlyLaura I stop now and then to lay with her. She is so good and trusting. 1y
AlaMich Oh no! The only consolation is knowing that they will get over it and then will have no memory of the trauma (I think). 1y
minkyb ❣️ 1y
Suet624 Thinking of you! 1y
AmyG @Suet624 Tomorrow we leave. Thanks, Sue! And I am coming to Vt the week of 9/24.,,,so save a day for me. (edited) 1y
Suet624 Yippee! I‘ll put it on my calendar. 1y
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MissAimz_55
Moving House | Anne Civardi
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@JoScho good luck on your packing. As you can see from my answers I know what it's like.
1. 32 times I'm pretty sure (and no my parents weren't in the military. Just happened to move a lot)
2. About a 8 hour drive .
3. Last time it was about 8.
4.moving again
5. For sure

JoScho 📦❤️😊 1y
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OrangeMooseReads
Moving House | Anne Civardi
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1. Including college moves, 15 (only 3 college moves)
2. Approximately 250 miles (that I remember, we moved from Texas to Michigan when I was 2 yrs old)
3. 25 on the low end. There were 11 in 2013, and 14 or 15 in 2015 but then Litsy happened.
4. Moving again as soon as we can afford a forever home.
5. Never used them, but I would if I could.
#packingdistraction @JoScho

JoScho #blameitonlitsy 😊❤️📦 1y
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thereadingowlvina
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🏠 3 times

🏠 8316 miles - from Kuala Lumpur, 🇲🇾 to Calgary, 🇨🇦

🏠 My most recent move - 2 huge boxes and at least 10 Walmart reusable bags

🏠 Not at this moment. Just moved to my current place 2 months ago and planning to stay here for a long long time 😁

🏠 Nay! But yay for friends! 😂

Thank you @JoScho for the fun #packingdistraction! 👍💕

CouronneDhiver Wow! That‘s a GIANT move. Well done 👍🏽 1y
JoScho Thanks for playing. I have seen Kuala, Lumpur on The amazing Race. That is a huge move. (edited) 1y
thereadingowlvina @JoScho Hehe, yes it was a huge move and I'm glad I did the move. It's very different here in Canada but it's ok. Adventures for me 😁 1y
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PenguinInFlight
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1) 4, (more if you count every time I packed up for college, but I went back to the same place).
2) 42 miles
3) I had 3 large Sterilite containers of books when we moved here in 2014, and I‘ve gotten more. (I donated 10 containers. No joke. I didn‘t have room. 😔)
4) Forever. When we finally bought our house, my husband said “You better love it because we‘re never moving again.” 😂
5) I‘ve always done it myself.
@JoScho

JoScho Yay for forever home 🏠❤️ 1y
PenguinInFlight @JoScho the house buying process is SOOOOO stressful. My mom is putting her house on the market this week and looking for a new one, and I don‘t envy her one bit. 1y
JoScho Right?! I am lucky in a sense because I am going to move in with my brother while I sell my house because seriously I don‘t know how to sell/show a house while living in it with 5 pets. 1y
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Pogue
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1. After 15 I quit counting, and I only counted states not times we moved in states.
2. Don‘t know. Let‘s see, maybe WA to OR, OR to WA, WA to MI, MI to OR, OR to WA, WA to OR, OR to AL, AL to MI, MI to OR, OR to WA, WA to AZ,AZ to WA, WA to AZ, AZ to MA, MA to WA, WA to CA.
3. 15
4. Yes, planing on moving I don‘t like CA
5. Meh

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QuietlyLaura
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1. I think about 7 times.
2. 15 miles.
3. Approximately 60 boxes are mine. My husband has an equal amount of books.
4. While I don't plan on moving again I wouldn't be surprised if we did.
5. Definitely movers! I can pack up the stuff but I'm done with carrying it myself. I'm no spring chicken! 😂
#PackingDistraction @JoScho

JoScho Yeah I think we are going to splurge on movers this time around. I sweat just walking to the mailbox in this summer heat. I can‘t imagine moving all that stuff. 1y
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kstadt929
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1. If you count all the times I moved between college and back home, then I think 12?! That‘s a lot!
2. About 2 hours drive
3. Haha how big are the boxes?? Probably like 40....my fiancé and I both love to read and we have SO. MANY. BOOKS.
4. Moving again as soon as we find our forever home ? We are looking!
5. Family and friend movers yes, hiring movers no @JoScho

JoScho Thanks for playing! The right house will come along 😊❤️📦 1y
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Literary_Siren
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I have moved too many times to count in my 31 years. Farthest move for me in about an hour from my hometown. I just moved and I didn‘t count the boxes but it took me 2 weeks to move my books and I still have 4 boxes packed, I need to reorganize my shelves. I hope I don‘t have to move again. And I‘ve never been able to afford movers. 😔

JoScho Thanks for playing 😊❤️📦 1y
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Judybskt
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1. Only a few times when I was a kid and 3x when first married. 2. From PA to CA and back in an 11 month period when first married. 3. Too many! I would need to purge my library! 4. Maybe some day but we‘ve been in our “starter home” for 26 years! 5. Only when the Army pays! @JoScho

JoScho 📦❤️ 1y
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Laughterhp
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1. I moved a few times as a kid. Moved 6 times and moving 1 more time next month.
2. Not very far.. 30-45 minutes... (I live in the smallest state)
3. I‘ve already packed 2 boxes, 2 suitcases and probably will have 4 or 5 more boxes 😬
4. We are moving (hopefully to our forever home) next month.
5. I would say yay, but my husband says nay..

JoScho Good luck with your move! 1y
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REPollock
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1. 10
2. Boston to Hollywood
3. I always pack 2 boxes of books and donate all the rest to the local library
4. I don‘t believe in the idea of a “forever home.” I own my townhouse& have no plans to move but IME life throws a lot of curveballs and it‘s easier if you can adapt to change when it comes bc it will.
5. If I can afford them, yes. Definitely.
@JoScho

JoScho Thanks for playing 📦❤️ 1y
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Moray_Reads
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1. 7
2. 250 miles (North Yorkshire to St Andrews University)
3. About 8?
4. I rent so there's always the possibility that I'll move again
5. I've never used movers but I definitely will if and when I move again!
#packingdistraction @JoScho

JoScho Thanks for the distraction 📦❤️ 1y
saresmoore Movers are the best! I love that you could keep it down to 8 boxes...filled with the most beautiful editions of brilliant books. 1y
Moray_Reads @saresmoore I haven't moved since I started to collect Folio books so I have no idea how many boxes they'd take! 1y
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AmyG
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1. On my 5th move.
2. I am moving from NJ to CO.
3. 15?
4. Oh, I will move again in a couple of years but a few towns over from where I will be...most likely. After that...assisted living. 😳
5. Yes movers

@JoScho

JoScho Thanks for playing. I am sorry you are going through this packing nightmare too. 1y
Quirkybookworm What part of CO? Big change! 🤗 1y
AmyG @JoScho Not a nightmare, but stressful all the same. We are having a tag sale too....it‘s hard to get rud of alot of your “stuff”. It‘s all fine. @Quirkybookworm Moving to Vail. A big change, indeed. If I think about it too much, my head hurts. 🤣 (edited) 1y
JoScho I am doing some serious purging too and it is no fun. 1y
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tessavi
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I have been quiet on Litsy because I was busy preparing for the move. I am in the new place already and my boyfriend is moving in tomorrow. 9.5 of my boxes are filled with books and boardgames 😂
Speaking about boardgames, my friend @Niallism who is a fellow book & boardgame lover joined Litsy! Welcome! #litsywelcomewagon

AmyG Wishing you all the best in your new home. I‘m moving in July. And welcome @Niallism 🎉 (edited) 1y
tessavi @AmyG Thank you! The worst is over for me, good luck with packing 😉 1y
thereadingowlvina Enjoy your new home! And welcome @Niallism !!! 🎉🎉🎉 1y
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tracey38 Congrats on your new home! And Welcome @Niallism to Litsy!! 1y
Niallism You‘re going to need more bookshelves! Also, more books. 1y
Niallism And thank you all for the welcome. 1y
tessavi @Niallism I'm gonna try to finish some books before getting new ones. Audiobooks are an exception 🤣 1y
TrishB We have a thing for board games too 😁 1y
Ddzmini Welcome to Litsy happy reading 📖 😋 1y
Stacypatrice Pandas!!! 🐼🐼🐼🐼 1y
tessavi @Stacypatrice In Japan even the moving companies have cute logos! 1y
Niallism And in Japan they work with incredible care, respect, and efficiency. I actually *like* moving house here. (edited) 1y
Happy1848 All the best!! Moving can be such a chore 1y
tessavi @Happy1848 Thanks! 1y
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