I know, I know I made you a promise–then I broke it. Again. You see, what’s happening is I want to do the blog-post “right.” As such, I never feel I have enough time to write something decent. So today, I’m just going to quickly get things down:
Moving sucks, we all know that. Here’s what my April was like once it was time to go:
-I packed pretty much every box at the old apartment.
-On moving day, it was up to Cool and me. But a few items would require more strength, so I asked my Aunt and Uncle for help.
-But they are in their 60’s and both kind of dinks.
-So I knew they would only be marginally helpful, and probably start fatigue, complain, and become an impredimant in a hurry. So I asked them to help for the first hour.
-They were there to move a bookshelf, 3 shelves, the treadmill, and the 37″ TV-mistake from Craigslist.
-I had no idea where this TV was going to go, and no one wanted it for free let alone purchase, because it wasn’t a flat screen-what is that, anyway?
-But first, Cool and I had to rent the Penske–which I had done a lot of research and measurements to pick out of the moving truck companies. This was after I worked til midnight the night before (ie I’m starting out tired).
-We get the truck and I drive it back to the apartment.
-Aunt and Uncle help us move the things and the TV goes out on the sidewalk with a “free” sign.
-I need some place to park Rusty while I’m in Utah for a week. My Uncle volunteers my Aunt (a notoriously bad driver who doesn’t know manual transmission) to drive it to their house. I agree to park Rusty at their house–but say I’LL drive it over later. They go home.
-Cool and I take load after load to the truck. I begin to pack things to the ceiling, but quickly realize the truck is waaaaay bigger then our amount of things. In order for things not to float around–we must pack them in a single-layer on the floor. And it’s still too much room. Oops.
-We load the things. I’m hot and tired. Cool has died. She’s obese because of her meds and not much help. She moves slower and slower and takes more and more breaks. It’s up to me.
-But we manage to finish in under 4 hours. And it’s just 1PM. And now the apartment is empty. We have to hang out doing nothing. With the Penske sitting outside. Then wake up at 4AM to begin our interstate trek. Why are we waiting?
-We decide we will get a hotel in Butte and drive halfway today–there’s plenty of time.
-But first I have to take my car to the Aunt and Uncles. But when we get there they aren’t home. It’s OK, they told me where to park so I did. But I didn’t want to leave my keys because of the afore-mentioned casualness about them driving my car. There would be nobody but me driving my car. What if they got in a wreck? No–the keys were going with me.
-But sometimes Rusty’s alarm will randomly get set off. And it just goes on and on. And on and on. Until you use the key fob to disengage it. And that’s the only way I know of. So I was very worried the alarm would go off leaving them no recourse. But MORE worried them would drive Rusty (badly) if they had the keys. So off we went.
-Cool packed both cats in her car. And I took the Penske. Then we got on the road.
Next edition–not so spaced apart (for reals!) the road!