I am currently in the process of moving. In my dream world, moving takes exactly one day and at the end of that day I am sleeping in my comfortable bed on clean sheets in my fully decorated and spotless new apartment. Also, I have guns of steel and could lift everything myself. And I didn’t spend a penny.
Anyone who has ever moved knows that even on a good day this is never the case. Furniture can be moved in a day, but the total “move” takes weeks. Therefore, I am in the process of moving.
And it’s stressful. I am stressed about spending money, I am stressed about asking for help, I am stressed about being able to find the things I need when thousands of other people with August leases are trying to furnish their apartments right now too, and I’m stressed for time to make this all work. Again, to anyone who has ever moved, I’m sure you understand.
One thing I’m not stressed about is my space. I love that I am officially a Pittsburgh resident again, and I am excited to make this new apartment my “home”. To be honest, I never really made the effort anywhere else. I generally repel permanency. This is perhaps the first time in my entire life that I’ve wanted to lay down roots!
My head is all over the place right now so I am going to keep this post brief. However, here are a few interesting highs/lows/tidbits from this past week:
- Defrosting a freezer is an obnoxious task.
- Saving the environment through frugal usage of paper towels and caustic cleaning supplies has gone out the window this past week.
- The previous tenant of my apartment left me some “presents”. The worst was a dirty toilet brush. The best was a gorgeous wooden cutting board!
- I overheard a sales clerk at the Home Depot explain to a customer the best way to kill a home intruder (FYI, it’s with a knife, since guns are traceable).
On a side note, I miss blogging and all of you wonderful people. Moving plus exhaustion has left me with a desire to spurn communication technology, including phones and computers. I hope I can show you my new place soon!
Also, please share your most painful moving stories below, as well as any sympathies on the lengthy process of getting “settled in”.
Jam of the day: Rufus Wainwright “Jericho”