I have the best friends in the world. Seriously, you really should envy me, and I don't tend to say that too often. The turnout for the Weekend Moving Extravaganza was just phenomenal and I almost felt a little guilty that I didn't have more stuff that needed to be lugged. I now also know that a fourteen foot UHaul truck is more than sufficient to contain all of my worldly possessions, which is both welcome and kind of disturbing at the same time.
At any rate, I should like to thank everyone who turned up to lend a hand, I hope no one ended up too exhausted. And a special round of thank you's go out to those incredible folks who showed up for both days of the move, major love to aelfsciene
the tireless, tersa
the ill but massively helpful, jsmitty_o
the uber-organizer, scoreboard
cheerful lifter of heavy things, and of course moonlightnrain
the loyal who helped with every single part of the move from start to finish...and then came back yesterday to set up my kitchen for me. I don't know what I've done in this life to deserve such treatment, but I'm incredibly grateful for it.
And then, as if lugging my heavy shit around for two days wasn't enough, jsmitty_o
gifted me with a new bookcase as well. I now have an embarassment of shelf space in the new place...but I will not use this as an excuse to buy more books. No, I will not. Seriously.
Another big virtual hug goes out to rexluscus
for driving all the way down from the East Bay to lend a hand. That is friendship indeed. Also many thanks to chrisber
for the wonderful help, plus the use of the padlock on the truck and allowing us to park out in front of the House of Egg Saturday night. Many apologies for waking you Sunday with all the truck revving and dying noises as well. Stupid UHaul truck needing a cold start when temps are above freezing...*sigh* Once again a thank you to jimweasel
for the storage space and for helping out on Saturday. And thanks and hugs to cyranocyrano
for lending a hand on Sunday and for the best moving related comment of the day. I swear when I unpacked the box labeled "bedroom costumes" yesterday I was chuckling the entire time.
I think that's everyone, if I've forgotten you it's not that I don't love you, rather that I'm a bit of an airhead right now. I won't really be back to normal until I've gotten mostly unpacked and settled. However, the consensus of opinion seems to be that the new place is a big hit, a lot roomier with actual air flow and natural light, not to mention a big patio and storage shed. I have new appliances in the kitchen, new light switches and plugs, new lights, new carpeting, new wood flooring, the works. I think I'll be happy here, which is good 'cause I'm not going to be able to afford to move again in the near future. My new goal is to have a stable address for 3+ years. Let's see if I can make it.