The big move was accomplished yesterday with help from friends and in much less time than I thought possible. I had a whole evening crew of helpers laid on and that just turned into a nice "hey, check out my house" party (and we did get the kitchen mostly unpacked).
I saw something pretty amazing yesterday when turning in the U-Haul: the people in front of me brought a gallon-size ziplock bag full of one-dollar bills in to pay with. I know, different culture and all. If I wanted to live surrounded by Rice graduate students all my life I would have had to stay in crappy apartments.
I probably should have gone ahead and given 30 days notice at my apartment as soon as I had the keys to my new place, but I wanted to wait until I was absolutely sure things would be taken care of. I also kind of thought that because I was month to month i did not have to do that, but my apartment manager happened to notice me moving yesterday and disabused me of that notion. I personally don't get any system where after I stop living someplace I still owe them money, but I guess the lease contract I signed six years ago trumps all. Anybody know what the worst thing they could do to me if I just walked away is? I don't think I'm getting my security deposit back either way, and I don't really care. I will try to go talk to them this afternoon, I guess.
I feel like I might be getting a cold, which sucks, but is understandable given how much physical and mental stress I've been going through, and if it was going to happen, now would be the time since I have a couple of days to just chill out.
Actually living in my house is awesome if still new enough to be a bit uncomfortable. It is also somewhat hard on the legs since for the time being I'm sleeping in the first-floor guest room, but I'm already using the master bath and closet on the third floor for the ol' abloutions.
It's very foggy this morning. Combined with the low traffic for the holidays, it gives everything a nice peaceful feeling.
Update [2009-12-31 14:13:24 by riceowlguy]: Home internet service restored. My life is now complete (although, with all my devices much more spread out now, I will have get some wireless adapters before everything is correctly hooked up).
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