Well, it is. I don't know how people who relocate regularly do it, other than by simply not having any stuff.
We moved into the new (yet remarkably incomplete) house on Saturday. Big props and a shout out to Johnny and Joe, who helped move the bed, the treadmill, the weights, the boxes, and the TVs (although we all could have done without the result of John's trip to Denny's at 4AM). As of today, we have accomplished virtually nothing we expected. We are still without closets, we haven't completely cleaned, we haven't unpacked, we don't have phone/internet/cable, and I can't move the Benz over because we have furniture that doesn't fit up the stairs stored in the garage.
I guess it's a good thing we haven't listed the old house yet. Still have a couple of things to do there to get it ready. We did meet with an auction guy who pretty much sold us on the idea of auctioing the house off, although we are still a little wary of the possibility of selling the house for $14. We do have two people who are interested in buying as soon as we set a price, so we plan to call them and have them come by on Sunday, then give the auction guy an answer by Monday.
All that said, the new house is awesome. It's a quieter location, although still close to everything. Plenty of room, the kitchen turned out great (and it isn't even done yet). The new furniture we got is fantastic, the view is better than we thought it would be. All in all, it's a little surreal - but this house is why we work so hard, from me going to night school to get my MBA, to her busting her ass 60 hours a week to build her business. Now we just need to keep our perspective and take the time to enjoy the fruits of our labor.
We did ruin into a snag with some furniture that doesn't fit up the stairs; we are either going to hoist it up (we can get both pieces in if we do that), or have a carpenter take the furniture apart, then move it, then put it back together.
All in all, we should be settled in within a month or so - the first party will be on July 4th.
As far as training goes, I've been working so hard on both houses I just haven't had any spare time. I'm going to plan on getting back in the habit starting on Monday the 24th, and shoot for a meet late in the year. Yes, I know that's what I said last year.