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Moved In June 30, 2011

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Moved in on Saturday. Four and a half hours from start to finish. We had the awesome help of ten good friends. The 20′ truck wasn’t quiet big enough, but with our cars, a van and a truck, we managed all the major stuff in one trip. Sunday and Tuesday we grabbed the rest of the stuff (wall hangings, tennis racquets, the internet, and cleaning supplies), cleaned up the old place and turned in the keys. All done.

The new place has plenty of space, except the kitchen, but that’s normal for apartments. We’ll be getting a wire pantry rack soon for the food. And then we’ll be all set. Cable hookups were not where we expected, so our upstairs office is now a library instead – three bookcases and two CD racks, a beanbag chair and a leaning chair.

Books, DVDs, videos and most of the CDs are unpacked. Clothes, kitchen and linen closet all set up. Tonight we set up the washer, dryer, freezer and our desks downstairs. Soon we’ll be completely unpacked and organized in our nice new place. Then there will be pictures.

Just a few bumps in the road. There was a washer in the basement when we arrived, it was removed on Tuesday. Our upstairs bathroom light is difficult. They replaced the bulbs today, but it’s still a bit tetchy to get turned on. Will fiddle with it a bit to see if we can get the connection more solid. In setting up the washer tonight, we discovered that the drain pipe for the AC leaks and isn’t quite long enough to fit into the main drain pipe with the washing machine drain in as well.Β  So, that’s the next request to make.We’ve got it set to pour in just so at the moment.

Almost done, so very excited. Yes, I’m a dork. πŸ˜‰

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Moving Saturday June 24, 2011

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Um, yeah, that’s pretty much been my life this past week. Getting ready for the move on Saturday. Boxes, boxes everywhere. I took down the bookcases today. Somehow my 7/16s ratchet disappeared. Got a new one, all better. Truck rented so it can all be made in one trip. Friends recruited so we don’t break ourselves. And a schedule ready to get things done. Now, just the last minute things and the kitchen tomorrow and all is set to go. πŸ™‚

Then I get to spend a few days Cleaning. Yes, my life is quite exciting in the day time. At least my evenings are filled with friends and loved ones.
Oh, and Angry Birds. I still can’t get three stars on lvl 2-12, but at least it plays a lot easier in the Google Chrome browser.

 

Still Packing June 16, 2011

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Office is fully packed Including the junk closet. Bathroom is half packed and the bedroom has a couple boxes out of it. Some stuff has been thrown out, some has been donated, some sold for a pittance. A bag of donation clothes is forming in the hallway as well. My note about getting someone to cover my shift is gone, so I’ll call a couple possibles tomorrow. Hours are good, but getting the keys before everyone is sitting around waiting with a truck full of stuff would be better. People have donated tons of boxes, I think I might have enough at this point. We’ll see. Excited for the move, but still a lot to do.

Lovely picnic with friends this weekend. Smoked brisket and pulled pork and a deep fried turkey. Delicious. And the weather was nice this year. I even managed not to get a sunburn.

Father’s day is coming up. Thank you, Dad, for always being there and being understanding.

Oh! Went to the doc, got back on Plaquenil and Naproxen. She was impressed, but we’re gonna try to get me up that last little bit to great.

So much to do, I can’t stay focused to write much more. I don’t think next week is going to be any better. πŸ˜‰

Packing a Library June 9, 2011

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I finished step one of packing today – the books. It took 45 boxes this time. Some small, but still heavy, some a little too big, and very heavy. The DVDs, VHS and video games are almost all packed, too. Just a few stragglers left. The pewter is all packed, except for the thimble, stubbornly hiding in a tower crenelation. Office stuff and knickknacks are next on the list. I’ve got some really big boxes for bedroom and kitchen stuff, but have nearly run out of smaller boxes for “other” again. We’re probably going to get storage tubs in the next couple days for the stuff that’s going to go into the basement of the new place. That’ll free up some boxes if I repack into them a bit. Still working out the finalΒ  logistics of the day – trucks/vans, volunteers, getting the lease signed, and the keys in hand. I may have to ask someone to take my shift that morning. Need to find out when the leasing office opens. I know they have limited Showing hours on the weekend.

What else is new? I’m going to start working on a friend’s website next week. Officially, paid and everything. I’ve been waiting on this job for months. Must fix the mess the last person she hired made. Yes, I’ll link to it after it’s pretty and working properly.

Registering for BaCon tonight. Bacon and Gaming convention put together by friends. Should be a fun time. Haven’t actually gamed at a convention in years. Gotta get back to WarpCon some day, too. Hmm, passports. Really gotta get those soon.

Much to do. πŸ™‚

MarCon and Moving June 2, 2011

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Toga party went really well on Friday. I’m still waiting on pictures of my outfit. We had a nice big crowd both nights. The dance contest was a success as well, with three great contestants. Not sure if chaos twister ever happened, but the drinks were tasty, the music good and everyone had a wonderful time. We had a huge crew there, and pack in, setups and pack out all went quickly and smoothly. Our Bob’s, however, was all boarded up, but IHOP took very good care of us instead.

It’s June now, time to buckle down and get packing. I’ve made a list of all the places I need to change our address with. It’s a pretty huge list. Mom brought me a bunch of boxes, and we’re gonna need tons more.Yay for B&N and liquor stores. I think all the boxes we had two years ago went out to friends. If anyone still has some, donations are welcome.

I’ve started an official event for the move an invited lots of people to come help. Naturally when I went to work today, for the first time since the holidays, they had the schedule posted a month out and I’m working 7-11 that morning. Ah well, they can lift heavy furniture without me. πŸ˜‰Β  I’ll be home in time for the boxes.

After the move, I think, I’m actually going to take the time to put stuff up on eBay. Before we move would be ideal, but I don’t think that I’m going to have the time. June project – Moving. July project – Ebay. Probably won’t get started on my computer studies until that’s all taken care of. Maybe I can work on designing my course of study during this time when I get tired of packing, moving, unpacking, selling and mailing.