Happy Inauguration week! (I can’t say inauguration day because my internet has been down for days). What a spectacular time in history; I’m thrilled to be witness to such positive change in the United States. Hope is one of my favourite words and I wouldn’t be without it.
I was excited to read in the NY Times about the way the changeover at The White House happens on Inauguration Day. Within a matter of hours, all the personal belongings are shipped in / out (the incumbent / the elect). But what does that take? ALL HANDS ON DECK! All 93 White House staff are assigned a task and have precious little time to complete it. What amazing organising skills that would take!
The NY Times article tells a great story about moving day:
…when Bill Clinton was inaugurated in 1993, Hillary Rodham Clinton’s personal assistant decided to hand-carry Mrs. Clinton’s inaugural ball gown from Blair House to the Executive Mansion for safekeeping. Mrs. Clinton’s mother, Dorothy Rodham, put it away — unbeknownst to the residence staff. When Mrs. Clinton went to get dressed, the gown was nowhere to be found.
“It was found in a matter of 15 minutes,” Mr. Walters said, “but it was 15 minutes of sheer panic.”
What about you? Have you ever had something go missing on moving day? Or had someone else move something (well intended) without your knowledge? Or had a smooth move…. I’d love to hear!