With the help of two friends we moved the fiancé from her one bedroom apartment into my smallish two bedroom townhouse. Thank goodness we had help. Moving seems to be one of those events where even though you only have twice the manpower, you end up getting the job done three or four times faster than you would otherwise have done.
As always the two guys moved all the heavy stuff. You women want your equality but when it comes to carrying a dresser on your back and putting it in a truck without a ramp . . . oh I’ll just grab this pile of pillows . . . yeah well you just get in the new house and make me a sandwich honey :P
It took somewhere around four hours to finish the moving. Of course that is in addition to several weeks of worry, and no doubt it will result in several days of soreness for me.
When I move into a new place I don’t mind the piles of boxes and scattered furniture. I’m not much of an organizer, but I can appreciate stuff in boxes. I think it looks fairly clean with boxes all around and I think could actually live that way permanently.
The problem with my place at the moment is that I’ve lived there for three years so it has stuff out of boxes, and now boxes and other crap all over the place. The result is that my house is a mess. All I need is 40 cats, feces, and a few horrified policemen and I can be the human interest story on the local news tonight.
At this point we can’t even park in the garage. It is by no means full, it just needs to be reorganized, some furniture needs to find its place in the house, and the fiancé needs to throw some stuff out.
We’re keeping a few things that I honestly do not want to store but that we’ll keep anyway. One of those items being the fiancé’s childhood kitchen table and chairs. The table is incredibly heavy. It is so heavy that when people try to lift it after the first failed try they look down at the floor wondering if it is bolted down. Fortunately the table has easily removable legs so we took them off and the table will be wrapped in some plastic and just set along the wall in the garage.
The only big item we don’t have a plan for is my old twin bed. It used to be in the spare bedroom but that now has my old queen bed as we gained the fiancé’s new queen bed for the master bedroom. I don’t know why they call it a twin as the thing is darned small.
Goodwill won’t take beds and I’m not at all sure who would and as we have only two small cars I’m not sure how we’d move it anyway. The bed could be destined for some trash removal folks.
Thank goodness for these people. They took my old wooden entertainment center, my old huge desk that also feels as if it is made of rock, and my tiny useless table like object.
When we pulled up to the drive thru / drop off your stuff station at the local Goodwill the lady looked horrified. We were driving the 10’ rental truck. Is that thing full?
I assured her it only had a few furniture items. They took them and I was oh so happy. I’ve got a pile of clothing that I’m going to deliver sometime later. The lady thanked me as we left . . . screw that, thanks them for taking that stuff off my hands.
Some aunts of mine have volunteered to do a wedding shower for my fiancé here in the twin cities. It’s quite a nice gesture. They’re from my side of the family so they’ve no real obligation to do something like that and they’ve maybe met my fiancé half a dozen times. This will probably be the only wedding shower as none of our friends live near the wedding site and will likely come to the shower here in the Twin Cities. If it were not for these nice people there likely would have been no wedding shower. Not that I think of such an event as necessary but it’s nice the fiancé will likely be able to have one.
I’ve already scheduled a good six hours of video gaming for the potential shower date ;)
New PC Purchase
With new processors and such coming out and price cuts looming I know it isn’t the best time to buy a new PC, but screw it. With the fiancé moving in we’re going to need two PCs. The fiancé will use my “old” PC and I the new one. She’ll get nice 19” LCD monitor upgrade . . . and I . . . well I’m not sure yet.
At first I thought I’d stick with a 19” LCD, but after a conversation with the fiancé it was agreed we could get me a pretty monitor. The universally loved Dell 2005WFP is no longer being sold. So I’m waiting for more reviews on the predecessor the 2007WFP. If it follows the 2005 with as much praise and some improvements I think I should be very happy.
After some research my new PC has been ordered from a midsized gaming PC maker. I would normally just build it myself or incrementally upgrade my existing PC but I'm a bit tired of that and I do need a whole new PC. Both the fiancé’s and my PC are in cases that I should be happy to do upgrades as needed later.
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