It's a saying that one should always have in their hip pocket...a mantra that can serve one well...for a variety of purposes, including moving from one country to the next.
Moving involves a myriad of challenges...opening and closing bank accounts, getting credit cards in your "new" country of residency, installing phone, satellite, and DSL (as well as disconnecting those in the old place), coordinating packing, moving, loading/unloading that includes a ferry ride for your entire household of goods, and "negotiating" with old and new landlords....just to name a few.
Not to mention the small challenge of the Budman being in London, and Hachie Gal being in Den Haag (on business...again...for the month of January) during the week. Can make running those moving errands a bit more challenging.
So, when the days are long, the patience is short, and we are faced with another example of "we might have a little issue", well...it's a handy saying to keep in mind.
In the end, things always work out, but during the chaos, this little expression can keep one sane. Rome was not built in a day....and neither is a move handled all at once either.