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Friday, July 14, 2006
Pack It Up
Our house is a complete and total disaster area. For a neat freak like me, this is a tough pill to swallow: boxes everywhere, disassembled bedframes lining the walls, furniture swaddled in blankets to protect surfaces, half-packed boxes of things I don't use but cannot bear to part with (e.g., what do you do with mostly-unused but ancient notebooks? I save them, and then forget about them and buy new ones), trash bags full of things to donate or things to take to the dump... it's really all too much. I don't function well in disorder.
By the end of the day, however, this house should be mostly empty. The U-Haul truck is arriving at around 3:30pm, and then we'll start the long process of loading our life into the back of a dusty truck. We will leave early tomorrow morning for Midwestern State, and hope to be in New Town by 3:00pm Saturday. My brother will meet us at Pond House, along with my former boss*, and we'll unload late Saturday afternoon. Then we have a few days to spend in New Town while T interviews: he has four interviews scheduled! Keep your fingers crossed for him.
I might blog again tonight, and there is a slight chance I'll blog from New Town this weekend. If not, you'll hear from me again on Tuesday. Wish us luck!
* I worked at a Barnes and Noble all through undergrad in Home State. I knew my boss there was from Midwestern State; he was one of my very good friends. As it turns out, he now lives just 30 minutes from New Town, so we'll see him often. That's excellent for us, and especially for T, since my former boss is also a runner and knows all the trails in the area.