It has been six weeks since we were packed out from our home in Maryland. We still haven’t received either one of our shipments. I feel anxious and annoyed, because we are still in our temporary apartment knowing that our permanent place sits empty. I have an innate need to nest badly and get on with our lives here. We are sick and tired of living out of suitcases. I know it sounds crazy, but I miss pulling my clothes out of a drawer or closet.

While Hubs has started his life with work and even already a planned ski trip with coworkers, I feel like my life is put on an eternal hold. I am counting down the minutes of when we will get the call, that our goods are ready and have a delivery date. In my culture, it’s a tradition to seek out “good” dates for big life events (i.e. moving, marriage, starting a business, etc). There are only so many dates to choose from in the next two weeks, and it’s quite an uneasy feeling. Everything has to be timed right.

I know I shouldn’t even be complaining, but there are some frustrations of moving your whole life across the ocean. We are crossing our fingers that we will get some sort of status update by Thursday. In the meantime, this holding pattern is like waiting next to the phone for a guy that’s never going to call, but said he would. 


6 Comments Leave a comment

  1. Sorry to hear about this, we had similar issues in China. I've heard horror stories from other people who didn't get their stuff for various reasons until 6-8 months into their tours! I understand how not having your stuff can make it really hard to feel like you're “home.” I hope your stuff is delivered in a timely and auspicious manner 🙂 -Megan

  2. Hey she has all her creative feelings bottled up. You got to let her do a little decor planning, shopping….just a little. You know so she don't go into noshopcoma or something.

  3. Hang in there. Our household goods were in Europe weeks before they were delivered, and our air and sea shipments were only delivered a few days apart. Customs will not release your HHG until your husband receives his Legitimationskarte; once that is in place delivery will shortly follow. That's just the way it is, no matter what else you are told.

    Try to get out of your empty house as much as possible. The many cafes here are an excellent diversion. 🙂

  4. Thanks VictoriaK! It's very comforting, knowing that you went through the same experience. Hubs got his Legitimationskarte on Monday, so now that gives me hope that delivery will take place soon (hoping for next week).

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