Makeover Monday II: Tale of the Lucky Homo

by doodaddy on May 21, 2007

My Success

As you’ll remember from my first Makeover Monday post (which was last Tuesday*), my goal was to pack six boxes this week, in preparation for our move.

That very faux-Monday-Tuesday, I got two huge crates and emptied out an entire bookshelf into ’em!

Do you see where this is going? Huge crates. Bookshelf. Books.

It’s been a while since I’ve moved, so I’d forgotten the first rule:

Heavy stuff in small boxes, light stuff in big boxes.

Lo, the two crates sit immobile and quite possibly straining the foundations of the house, and heck, for all I know, one of San Francisco’s copious tectonic faults. If the next earthquake strikes this week, you’ll know who to blame.

Homogenized Milk, I Guess… But Still…

So out I went in search of smaller boxes. Oddly, one of the first ones I found advertised its contents as “Lucky Homo.” Homogenized something, presumably, but what a weird label!

Anyway, the long and the short of it is: Success! A combination of buying and begging and stealing netted me about 10 boxes, six of which I packed (on target!) by last night… the proof is in the photo.

Onward and upward! My continuing goal for this week is:

I will clear out space in the garage for the boxes I’ve packed.

And another auxiliary goal this week:

No more doughnuts!

Thanks again to moodswingingmommy for the inspiration to do this!

*So why was the makeover Monday on Tuesday? Well, Back in school I savored the surreal experience of day-shifting. Remember that? When the schedule would be cockeyed by some holiday so the administration would say something like

This Tuesday is actually a Monday.
This Wednesday is Tuesday.
This Thursday, on the other hand, is Friday.

So that’s why my first Makeover Monday was last Tuesday. Clear?

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{ 5 comments… read them below or add one }

Ann Marie May 21, 2007 at 10:10 am

You win the prize for making me spew coffee from my nostrils today!!! Lucky Homo OMG!!! THAT IS CLASSIC
Here is a tip. ABC stores are GREAT for book boxes. This from a woman who just moved with 1000 plus books.. I know these things.

I have also vowed to PURCHASE no more books.. I just left the library.. we will see how long this last.


doodaddy May 21, 2007 at 6:45 pm

Thanks! The only place I’ve ever seen ABC stores is Hawaii — and you’re in Maine, right, so I guess they just like the EXTREMES of the nation…

I’ll find some somewhere, though!


moodswingingmommy May 21, 2007 at 6:59 pm

Great job, DD! I just love photographic evidence (LOL on that box)! And yes, I’ve packed up many classrooms and have forgotten that very rule more times than I care to count.

Good luck this week. The donut one would be a tall order for me.


doodaddy May 23, 2007 at 5:24 pm

Thanks! Trying to live up to the high standard you’ve set!


Matt January 30, 2008 at 7:57 am

I couldn’t believe the pics, This is very funny. I would love to meet the person who decided to put that on the box.


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