Packing Up My Kitchen — The Move Has Begun

Blessing For The Home

This post may be slightly off topic.

But, my cooking activities may be curtailed for the next little while. We are moving soon to a new home. Today, we officially sold our house.

This past Sunday was our first day of intense packing and tossing. 

Something that is as objectively unpleasant as moving has been a real opportunity to witness miracles unfolding and divine providence.

I truly feel that we have been divinely provided for in what could be a very unpleasant experience.

I am awestruck by the assistance and support that we have received from others.

Our family, friends and neighbors have been AWESOME!

My husband cannot do any heavy lifting. Although he was reluctant at first, he finally consented to allow people to help. His stipulation was that there could only be 2 helpers at a time.

Jay was concerned that it would be too overwhelming for him if there too many people needing direction at one time.

Originally, my neighbor and I had arranged for 2 high school boys to help with the really heavy lifting. And, my sister-in-law, Auntie Elle graciously offered to help too.

Unexpectedly, my friend Lee came over and offered to help for an hour.  

She was so kind. She actually thanked ME for giving her the opportunity to get out of her house and have some adult conversation.

Then, unexpectedly, my friend Cindy just “happened” to show up with her husband.  

Before I knew it, we were able to finish packing up all the Passover dishes! 

The miracle was, people came out of the woodwork and just showed up to help! I had no idea that they were going to be coming over.

At the end of the day, as Jay and I basked in the glow of a job well done, we laughed. 

Jay was able to recognize that we all got what we wanted. Although we had lots of help, we only had 2 helpers at a time. 

We got the all the help that we needed, and at the same time, Jay did not become overwhelmed.

How funny is that?

Now, the attic and the basement have been sorted through. So we are on our way.

The next big challenge will be to pack up the regular kitchen!

Here are my pictures of the progress we made:

The end of one set of cupboards in sight!

The pile is getting smaller!


I feel like singing a little jig:๐ŸŽถ๐ŸŽถ Hi Ho, Hi Ho, off to packing we go…..๐ŸŽถ๐ŸŽถ

Stay turned!


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47 thoughts on “Packing Up My Kitchen — The Move Has Begun

  1. SimpletoWow May 19, 2016 at 9:08 PM Reply

    Good luck on your move. It is so wonderful that you see the miracles during such a stressful time…

    Liked by 3 people

  2. nancyruth May 19, 2016 at 9:21 PM Reply

    Friends are God’s blessings. Wonderful that you have help when you need it. Good luck with the move.

    Liked by 2 people

  3. PantryPortfolio May 19, 2016 at 9:28 PM Reply

    Good luck with the move. It’s a lovely gift to have friends like these. Enjoy your first days in your new home!

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    • Cooking For The Time Challenged May 19, 2016 at 9:45 PM Reply

      Thank you! We are actually moving in 3 weeks. But, it’s a big job and we need to pace ourselves. I feel very blessed to have such wonderful friends and family. It’s impossible to do things alone.

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  4. Karina Pinella May 19, 2016 at 9:46 PM Reply

    Congratulations and God bless in your new abode.

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  5. Hildegard May 19, 2016 at 10:29 PM Reply

    God does work in mysterious ways! I’m very happy for you, and hope the rest of this adventure continues to go well. Best wishes also for your husband’s health. I admire how you all work together so well. ๐Ÿ™‚

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  6. Doctor Jonathan May 19, 2016 at 10:45 PM Reply

    Congratulations on the sale of your home. It’s wonderful when we see how nice people truly are and give each other a helping hand. Don’t get overwhelmed; take one day at a time. Celebrate the transition to a new home.

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  7. Spotlight Gesundheit May 19, 2016 at 10:47 PM Reply

    Congrats on the sale of your house! And may God bless you in more ways than you can count in your journeys forward!

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  8. Pan May 19, 2016 at 11:19 PM Reply

    ๐Ÿ’› an adventure in gifts of love.. no gift is more valuable than giving one’s time to be selflessly utilized for another.. You and your family are blessed.. And I believe those blessings are reflections of the blessings your family gives to others..
    I’m so happy all is going so well..

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    • Cooking For The Time Challenged May 19, 2016 at 11:31 PM Reply

      Thank you for your kind words. I was expecting the packing to be arduous and I was pleasantly surprised. I keep telling myself that it is just one step at a time.๐Ÿพ

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  9. Gloria May 20, 2016 at 5:32 AM Reply

    Good luck with your move dear and may you have glorious day in your new abode. xxx

    Liked by 2 people

  10. lynne hoareau May 20, 2016 at 8:31 AM Reply

    All the very best for the big move. Isn’t it wonderful when everyone just comes together and helps when it is needed. You have a great support system out there. Thinking of you all. x

    Liked by 2 people

  11. IreneDesign2011 May 20, 2016 at 11:39 AM Reply

    Good luck with your move, I hope that all will be great ๐Ÿ˜€

    Liked by 2 people

  12. Osyth May 20, 2016 at 12:52 PM Reply

    Humankind is a wonderful thing if we let it be ๐Ÿ™‚

    Liked by 1 person

  13. SheryLโ™ฅ May 20, 2016 at 7:05 PM Reply

    Best of luck! ๐Ÿ‘

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  14. Sheryl May 21, 2016 at 6:44 AM Reply

    It sounds like you have some awesome friends. Best wishes on your move.

    Liked by 1 person

    • Cooking For The Time Challenged May 21, 2016 at 9:23 PM Reply

      Thank you! I did ask a friend about non- homogenized milk. She said her mother had a special spoon to lift out the cream, and then would make ice cream with it. Otherwise, they would just shake the milk up before pouring to mix the cream back in.


      • Sheryl May 21, 2016 at 10:54 PM

        Thanks for checking. This is really interesting. I learned something new. I didn’t know that there was a special spoon for removing cream.

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      • Cooking For The Time Challenged May 22, 2016 at 5:14 AM

        Yes. My friend is from Wisconsin.


  15. Welcome May 23, 2016 at 10:03 AM Reply

    Good Luck and God bless! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Liked by 2 people

  16. thatssojacob May 25, 2016 at 11:39 PM Reply

    Congrats and good luck! Pretty graphic, just wanted to say.

    Liked by 2 people

  17. Lynz Real Cooking May 26, 2016 at 7:55 PM Reply

    Congrats and hope is goes smoothly!

    Liked by 1 person

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