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2 o'clock, and allllll's welllllllll!


Posted at 06 Aug 2007 10:49:50 AM

I made it into town about 2pm yesterday (well, 1pm local time, and I swear I will adjust to that at some point), after driving all night and being unable to find a hotel AT ALL and generally being unshowered and cranky. Dan, dear that he is, didn't mind a bit. And I admit after getting here and getting unpacked, uncramped and generally as hugged and kissed as anyone could be, the world started to look quite a bit brighter.

So.

The apartment's great - living room, bedroom, spare bedroom/office-y type place, bathroom and kitchen instead of shoeboxed-sized hole in the wall - yay! Most of my furniture is still en route (or given to a very appreciative handful of chinese kids from the apartments downstairs), but Dan's is here and I do think that everything will fit without too much of a fuss. There's less counter space in the kitchen, esp. once a microwave is occupying a not-insignificant chunk of it, but there's a whole table in it now, so really I don't have any complaints.

(Ok, one - the septic system in the front yard apparently decided to collapse yesterday, so everyone in the building is sharing the bathroom of an open apartment in the building next door. It brings a remarkable feeling of dorm life to the whole situation, which oddly enough I don't mind but which isn't really helping the feeling of impermanence which I think I ramble about later on. (Chronologically-written, this ain't.))

I don't have a desk yet, and since I'm only going to have one this time 'round (instead of 3, which really was a little absurd unless you're me and don't mind falling over furniture), it's going to be a decent-sized one. The couch has got to go in the office here too, so space is a bit limited that way, but even though I rehomed/threw out something like 5 desktops, 2 CRTs and a few old laptops I still have (pause for counting...) 3 desktops, 2 LCDs and a CRT, and the laptop. Pretty sure that the rose computer and its CRT are still going to live on the floor. Nevertheless, space is definitely still called for...!

Just noticed that the boy has a printer for his computer. Glee! This means that if necessary I can get stuff printed, but that *I* don't actually have to fuss with the dratted thing. Printers hate me, and I enthusiastically return the sentiment.

Mental note to actually get wireless working on that rose computer. God, I suck at networking sometimes.

Mental note #2 to set up the wireless router after posting this.

We did some basic grocery and appliance shopping yesterday, and the next few days will probably yield a decent ToDo list as well. I have to keep remembering that I'm not just visiting, which is trickier than it sounds. We went out to dinner with Dan's parents last night, and I can't get it through my head that we'll probably see them some time this week again - I'm so used to having to cram everything into a couple of days and then it's over that the realization that this won't end is occupying more brain power than it probably should. Even though I looked around my bare apartment, waved goodbye and locked the door for the last time, it still feels like I can go home, if that makes sense. Intellectually yes, this is home, and I like it - it's just ... a weird mindfuck for awhile. Which luckily Dan, as he's moved more than I have, is understanding about as well.

Plus, none of my stuff is here, and since home tends to be where your stuff is, I think technically home's probably in the middle of Ohio at the moment. I hope they can get a hotel... ;-)

I don't really have terribly much to do at the moment, either, which is a little odd. I could continue playing WoW for days straight (about 3 days before I moved, interspersed with last-minute packing and endless trips to the dumpster, but my wrists are about ready to mutiny as it is. This morning I stayed in bed until really early, but which felt like about 10am to my still east coast-centered body, got up, had a bagel (glee) and read The Nine Tailors until I got restless again.

People think that not having a job is great, and really it is, for about half a week. Then you're just bored to tears... Desk. I seriously need a desk. I'm off to Staples.com - my cell number will be the same, as far as I'm planning at the moment. My server's down for the time being as well, if anyone cares.

Tagged as: moving, mushy stuff


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