here I am!
this whole moving thing is exhausting, just so you know. I do not intend to do this again for quite a while.
so let's see... Thursday was settlement. I went to work for a half day, cuz money is nice. I am glad I did, since those people I work with got me all sorts of things for the new house. I was so unbeliveably touched by this gesture. I mean, come on, a recipe book of potatoes? could there be a better thing than that? but yeah, settlement was not nearly as bad a I expected. we got free pens, but they are not as cool as the free pens we got for signing the offer. after we had signed away our souls for the next thirty years, we went to get pumpkins with my dad, my sister, and her Mike. we carved them at my parents' house, since we didn't have a table. when we were finished with those, Kylie came over to the apartment to help us pack. we packed well into the night and then took Kylie to Queen City as a show of our appreciation. we would have been pretty screwed without her.
the next day was moving day. I got up at 6:30 to finish packing and stuff, after going to bed around 2:30. my parents showed up slightly before the movers with coffee and donuts. we ate donuts and drank coffee while we watched the movers do all the heavy lifting. best thing ever.
my parents left to go to the new house and left us to supervise the rest of the moving. eventually the movers were done and we started transporting the remaining things to our cars. Chris' mom came over and we went to Wendy's. after that, Chris and his mom cleaned the apartment while I took the cats to the new house. Mutz climbed out of his box, looked around, and acted as though he had lived there his entire life. Morgaine ran under a chair and would not come out.
me and my parents and sister spent the rest of the afternoon unpacking and reassembling. eventually Chris showed up to change for work. when he left, me and my family went to Red Robin for dinner. holy crap was that delicious. seriously, go there right now. I had the Teriyaki Chicken Burger, it was amazing. don't worry, we weren't jerks. we brought a burger home for Chris.
when we got back to the house, we assembled the entertainment center and Chris' desk. well, really, I watched my family do these things. Bobby also came over and helped with the entertainment center.
Saturday we went to the apartment to get our food. we were ambushed by the landlady who forced us to do all sorts of retarded things like put up the stupid, awful fake flowers we had taken down in the bathroom. awful. while she stood there and watched us. seriously, I want to report her and her stupid building after we get our security deposit back. I mean, the electric in there is perilous at best, and the place hasn't been inspected since 2004. seriously.
when we finally got back to the house TWO HOURS LATER, we found that the screen door had somehow locked itself from the inside. that's right, we were locked out of our house already. which all our frozen food. I did the only thing I could think to do - I called my family. my mum came over and couldn't really do anything (duh) but it was nice to have her there so I didn't kill myself in front of all the new neighbors. Chris eventually ended up kicking the glass in (without breaking it) and was able to unlock the door. crisis averted.
not too long after that I headed over to my parents' house to get ready for the Halloween party at my aunt and uncle's house. I was a zombie. I am sure there are pictures somewhere, but I do not have them right now. maybe someday. the party was awesome, in case you were wondering. there was a scavenger hunt. with flashlights. outside. on Halloween. can you think of a more awesome thing than that? I can't.
I slept really hard that night, for several million years. when I finally woke up, we went to Target to spend the gift card from work. we got a bunch of things, including a clock and a towel rack for the bathroom. important stuff.
later I took some clothes to my parents' house to dry, since our dryer will not work properly for some reason. like, it tumbles things around, but it doesn't actually get hot. I am not sure what to do about this, so I am choosing to ignore it.
so yeah, that was our moving weekend adventure.
oh, and in case you were wondering, Morgaine came out from under the chair Friday night. since then, she too has been acting like she has lived in this house for her entire life. she is like a different cat, following me around, sitting with people, not hiding from things. it is amazing.
also, I would just like to say again that I do not know what we would have done without my family. like, seriously, I do not know. they are the best thing in the world. ever. <3