1. August is HOT. Do not move in August if you can at all avoid it.
2. Even if you are just moving across town, rent a truck. The cost of gas for (many) multiple SUV loads will be more than the cost of the rental. Plus, it should cut down on the time spent moving.
3. We have too much stuff. Even after culling a LOT of junk, we still have too much stuff. Moving into a smaller house has made that abundantly clear.
4. Loving husbands are worth their weight in gold.
5. Electricity is a dangerous beast. Modern society has tried to tame and enslave it, but it will bite if you aren't careful.
6. The cable company and the phone company are not my friends.
7. U-haul makes and sells very good boxes.
8. Being able to do your own laundry is a blessing.
9. I can hook up a washer and dryer all by myself, provided I have big strong men to get them from one house to the other.
10. Do not sit on the end of a trailer that is not hooked up to anything (even if you are just 10 years old)
11. I cannot remember what relaxing feels like.