These are some of the things Kat and her helpers learned about moving :
- Feed and water the crew. Have snack and cold drinks at the start and end locations.
- Wheels were invented for a reason. Have some available.
- If you disassemble something, put the hardware somewhere very obvious. Maybe tape it to the item. Or put it another container with a GREAT BIG LABEL on the outside. (Oh my. Just had Kat-move Déjà vu experience! It involves a futon with missing hardware!)
What else, Kat?
Kat learned that a guaranteed reservation with U-Haul isn’t worth the ether it’s printed on.
I learned, for the millionth time, how wonderful it is to have kind and generous neighbors. With a giant van.
Moving day roadtrip 2011:
Kat learned that asking someone “How’s the packing going” is like asking them what schools they got into: Very annoying!
Jane (the other Jane) was going to tell me that she learned not to let your 15-year-old pick the wine based on the pretty label but by the second day it tasted much better.
I have learned that it’s possible to wear something that is a nice work outfit, and even downright pretty, without being at all flattering.
Michelle learned this at a Project Management Meeting:
How to deal with someone who disrupts your meeting by ranting and raving and screaming: Do nothing. Meet the outburst with silence. And then change the subject entirely (“How about those Sox?”) and move on.
I can picture this, but I need you all to try it and let me know how it works!
Today we feature two lessons taught to me by two teachers, both about Tree pose. Which one speaks to you?
Celeste, one of my wonderful teachers at Mandala Studio of Yoga, taught me this: “If you lose your balance but you keep your breath, you haven’t lost anything at all.” Wow!
Michelle figured out that if you practice Tree pose enough, you may find that you have enough balance to change your clothes in a gross beach changing room while balancing on one clean flip flop, never having to step directly on the icky floor.
Carolyn taught me that you can make your connection to facebook more secure* by going to My Account > Account Security and then:
Control your browsing and login security
|Secure Browsing (https)
| Browse Facebook on a secure connection (https) whenever possible
* more secure than what? And how much more, with this squishy designation of “whenever possible”? I don’t know, but it can’t hurt!
I just learned a valuable lesson from a distant colleague: In the face of unrelenting criticism for a specific deed (or lack thereof), just confess and get on with things.
We were on our way to spending approximately forever, with 50+ people on the call, on the reasons why something wasn’t done. Then E (let’s call her E) said “Hey – that’s on my list and I haven’t done it yet. My bad. I’ll get to it as soon as I can” and the discussion was OVER. The reasons really didn’t matter. And on to other things.
I have learned:
“It is not because things are difficult that we do not dare, it is because we do not dare that they are difficult.”- Seneca
What do you think of this?