March 19th, 2008


Not Dead

Quick notes:

1. The move went spectacularly quickly and easily. Thank you, moving helpers! (We actually turned down people who called offering to help later in the day, because we had it way under control. The main bottleneck was getting people up and down the stairs without bumping into each other, so more people wouldn't've helped.)

2. The furniture we decided not to take with us has turned out to be a problem. There is a saga, which shall be told later, about the perfidy and awfulness of people who sign up -- and show up -- to take free furniture, then go away to get more helpers to carry and never come back. Had they said they didn't want it, we'd have taken care of it last weekend, but since they did this stringing-along thing it is being an issue. (Going to the dump Saturday, since Goodwill doesn't take particleboard[1], unless anyone has a better idea.)

2.5 I did sell them the television, though, so that's at least one thing gone.

3. No internet or phone service at home yet. Theoretically that starts today, but I need to get a wireless card for my computer, so it'll be a little while longer before I can actually check my home e-mail. (Comments here, Gmail, and my cell phone are all working just fine, though, if you need me.)

4. I am down to 375 unrated songs on my iPod (out of 3551) and have just discovered that it has been long enough since Andres played World of Warcraft that I can hear some of the music from the game without wanting to strangle anybody or anything. (It was Horde-side, though, and he never did play that side much, so maybe some of the other music is still ungood.)

[1] Quite reasonable of them, really. I plan to drop off the actually-made-of-wood drawers, the mirror, and the metal bedframe there on the way to the dump, on the theory that they certainly ought to take those. I should check their position on box springs; I don't think Andres asked about that when he mentioned the other furniture.