At times you don't feel the value of the things until you have them in your hand, but the moment you understand that you are going to loose them, you actually get to realize their real worth. This might not be the case with everyone of us, neither its with me, I feel that I know the worth of whatever I have (except for Time), and eventually I have realized the worth of the ones I work with.
Its been 815 days as a team member of the Team I happen to work for. And that way, I have an association of 815 days with everyone who has been here since the day I joined. Since then, people have come and people have left. You can't just marry to a company, you got to move on. But while you are in one, you may get nice relationships established, within and beyond your stay in that company/institution/city. And so did I and so do I.
( Why this post ? ) One of my team members, whom I looked upon was bound to leave us this week and he did. And there are more I have special relationships with, will be leaving sooner than later...I pray, may they all move out for good reasons.
I'll be missing you guys..
in my Good & Bad times..
in my Happy & Sad moments..
in my Jolly & Irritated moods..
in my Techy & Non-Techy acts...
in the cafeteria & in the cubicle..
You did inspire me, You did help me, You did support me, You did encourage me, You did teach me…
There were days when your face brought peace to my mind.
Similar days will come again and I’ll miss the face,
There is nothing much you can do when your things are in someone else's hand, incase you think you can do something then that would be : 'pray'. Yeah! you can just pray that they don't damage the things, that they reach to the other place without troubling cops n people on the way and that they reach in a reasonable time. The only way to skip praying is to go along with them ;D
So, moving would include loading and unloading your packed stuff, getting a mover (vehicle or so) big enough that you don't have to compromise on fitting your things in tightly causing some damage and neither too big that you find your luggage scattered all over like dead ants on reaching the destination.
Get trusted movers, having legal documents, so that if they are held over by cops you don't have to go around again looking for a new mover and then download and upload your stuff in an unknown place/road-side. And remember that you are not a super human, after unloading you have to set it up as well, so don't do over-exertion and don't mind in getting a few helping hands to move your stuff up n down the vehicle, since that is point where there are many a chances of loosing your precious and delicate stuff (specially decorative items and cutlery).
And that's all I can think of at the moment, should there be more point hitting my mind I'll have them included in the post for unpacking.
Well, this phase may look like an easy phase, but you may realize at a later point in time that this is as important as setting up your place. Yes, when you unpack the things, you calculate that most of your things have gone missing, even though there are there its just that you didn't keep a correct record of what was packed into what and with what all.
Somehow, this phase went out fine and I was very keen in maintaining a decorum while packing my things, since I knew it will be tough for a single guy to set his place all alone. But I was very comfortable and confident that unpacking and setting up the new place will be smooth, since I had a picture in my mind to put what where and that way I only had to unpack a few bags at a time.
So, my things got packed pretty well, the similar items like clothing (ironed) went into one, non-ironed into another, things which won't be required went into the rucksack and the ones required immediately went into shallow bags/ air bags or polythenes...I knew that I won't get much time in washing the clothes or having them washed, so I washed most of them over the week and got ironed as many as I could.
And I had a small list of the items(stating what item resides in which bag) which would eventually help me count my luggage when uploading it and downloading, since in those very moments the movers are mostly in a rush (as if they are shifting a home and have a train to catch) and its obvious that you are going to forget some or the other thing. So, pack well in time and a list is a must. Infact, list is the heart of moving!
And now I'll push off, shall talk bout the other phases in my up coming posts.