First, one of our place settings didn't make the trip to our new place. Why? Well, because we simply couldn't find it. Jake told me I miscounted how many we'd gotten after the wedding, but I know myself and I would never have asked for nine place settings instead of eight or ten (everyone knows you're supposed to get them in even increments). But just in case perhaps we hadn't received the even number we'd asked for, I went ahead and checked our registry online and I was right- we asked for ten place settings and that's how many we got. Once I confirmed that one was missing for sure, I emailed Jake to let him know that we needed to search our place again. His response:
"I'm pretty sure if we've gotten by this long without using it we'll be OK. Plus, now that I think about it, I remember that place setting walking off awhile ago... it was fed up."I mean how am I suppose to take him seriously when this is how he reacts to big issues like missing place settings? Needless to say, we never did find it.
While we're on the topic of wedding gift being broken, two other items fell victim to our move. The first was one of my Mikasa goblets (I only had four to begin with) and the second was my matching Mikasa swirl pitcher. The goblet broke in transit and can easily be replaced, but the pitcher shattered after being cleaned. I think it had something to do with being washed with too hot of water and rinsed with water too cold... but I can't be sure. I am sure though that it is no longer available (in the clear) to buy so its gone for good.
We've also had a few pairs of shoes get chewed while they waited for a more permanent home; our kitchen table has water marks from being rained on while in transit; and one of the feet on our TV stand broke off completely. The shoes were tossed, the table's stains can be covered with a tablecloth, and we've positioned TV stand perfectly to remain in tact... it just can't be easily moved. All in all, I'd say it was a successful move. Nothing extremely valuable got ruined and I really love our new place... so it was worth it.