Packed up the whole kit and kaboodle (1 15-foot moving van worth!) of stuff and dragged it up to my new digs yesterday, with help from five friends. We couldn’t get the sofa into the apartment, but otherwise all the furniture is there and set up exactly as I had wanted it…I found a coffee table and side table last week (for only $30 for the set–a real steal!) so those went in, and are waiting for a sofa small enough to fit through the door.
Exhausting day–I started moving stuff at 9am, and we didn’t finish up until about 7pm. I didn’t make it home until about 11pm, and couldn’t sleep until about 2am. Then I got back up around 6am to start unpacking…which I have been doing all day. O boy, does my upper back hurt. And am I glad my coach didn’t give me any workouts today…!
But I have found all the really crucial things–bedding, computer, a few plates, cups, and bowls–so the frenetic pace should hopefully slow somewhat tomorrow, when I come back to clear the last of my things out of the old place. I’m taking the day off from work to finish up the move.
I’m starting to research bicycle routes around my new digs–going to have to learn about it fast if I want to be able to train in the next few weeks. otherwise it’s more time on a trainer, and right now I don’t have a TV and DVD player, so 45 minutes on an exercise bike would be excruciatingly boring. Need to unpack more, and get that set up, before I’m really equipped to start training again.
So much to do…!
But the good news is that I’ve already unpacked about a dozen boxes, and have sorted out a bunch of stuff into “keep”, “donate”, and “junk”. So far I’ve only been keeping about 1/3 of the stuff I had in storage…not too surprising considering I hadn’t seen any of it in three years. But I am also uncovering lots of little treasures that I had forgotten about, so I’m pretty psyched.
The last of my furniture, a cherry wood dresser, arrives on Thursday–then I can really finish unpacking. Later, I’ll mail-order my alternate sofa.