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Welcome to Packing Purgatory
I'm in hell. Well, better known as the house that I'm moving out of in which I'm surrounded by boxes and crap that hasn't made it into boxes yet.

Movers are coming at 9am. It's 2:25am now. I'm not done. I don't think I'm gonna be done. Blechers. My goal is just to make sure that all the stuff is off the shelves (just a few random things) and the rest of the furniture (including the table, which means my computer has to be put away eventually). I've, given up on finishing the kitchen. Stupid kitchen. Never gonna happen. Fortunately, we've rented back the house through Thursday, so there's a little leeway to deal with dragging sundry shit (don't you love my alliteration tonight?) over to the new house.

The new house is officially ours. Well, technically, it's officially mine. Whoo hoo! We tried to install a ceiling fan or two Friday afternoon. (Who am I kidding? SETH tried to install a celing fan or two Friday afternoon). Unfortunately the wiring in the living room light fixture is obviously original to the house, falling apart, and run right through the attic floor (wood). So we couldn't put the fan in. And we really can't put the light fixture back up either, because, frankly, it's not safe and probably hasn't been for a long time. The wiring in the bedroom looked a little better, but by that point, it was getting too close to shabbos for Seth to deal with it, so it's not ready either. We bought a window air conditioning unit, but couldn't do anything with it because we need to buy some wood or else the unit has nothing to screw into. Stupid air conditioning unit. Stupid brick walls. Stupid hot house with no air conditioning. Thank G-d it's supposed to be cool-ish tomorrow. Otherwise I'd be really unhappy.

As a quick aside, I went to my high school reunion for all of half an hour tonight. I couldn't go for much because Shabbos ended so late. I got there around 10:30 and left a little after 11. Long enough to see a few people very, very briefly, but not so long that I had to continue feeling guilty about not being home and packing. I suppose I should feel guilty about not packing this second, but I've been packing for the last two hours and I needed a sanity check before diving into the next box. I've packed about 8 boxes (badly) since I got home. Bleh.

You never realize how much breakable stuff you have until you're faced with packing it well enough that the movers can't break it. Stupid movers.

Anyway, if you don't hear from me for a few days, don't be surprised. Cable hasn't been set up in the new house, which means no net connection. I can usurp a friend's net connnection when I need to, but not all the time, and mostly, I'll use that for work purposes. Yay for the Felds for offering up services.

Tomorrow night we're having dinner at the Feld's house, which is good since we have no stove and no food. Monday night we're having dinner at the Paul's. Which leaves us with needing to figure Tuesday out, but I'm sure we'll figure something out. ;)

That's all for now I guess. I really should get back to hell, I mean packing.

Current Mood: exhausted exhausted

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leahmiriam From: leahmiriam Date: June 20th, 2004 05:33 am (UTC) (Link)
You will eat dinner with us on Tuesday and that's settled! We can even take you out to eat if you wish! You can also use our internet if you need to.
estherchaya From: estherchaya Date: June 21st, 2004 07:47 pm (UTC) (Link)
No need to take me out! But yes, we've already spoken and I will happily join you tomorrow and enjoy your air conditioning and possibly your internet connectivity. ;)
leahmiriam From: leahmiriam Date: June 21st, 2004 08:21 pm (UTC) (Link)
We've got nice hot showers, too, if need be!
estherchaya From: estherchaya Date: June 21st, 2004 08:29 pm (UTC) (Link)
Don't Joke. I will seriously take a shower over there if I'm desperate enough. (I hate showering over at the old house for some reason... feels weird in an abandoned house...but the new house won't be de-scaried until Wednesday morning).
leahmiriam From: leahmiriam Date: June 22nd, 2004 04:53 am (UTC) (Link)
I was not joking--you really can shower here if you want to!! I had a hard time bathing where we live now and didn't want to shower at the old house, which was empty, either. I totally get how you feel!
estherchaya From: estherchaya Date: June 22nd, 2004 06:50 am (UTC) (Link)
Whoo hoo!!
cahwyguy From: cahwyguy Date: June 20th, 2004 06:38 am (UTC) (Link)
That's why we don't move often; it means we have to pack. Luckily, it also means you get to throw away, so you have to pack less.

I'm rapidly becoming a fan of throwing away—my wife and I watch Clean Sweep all the time, and we keep filling our garage and calling National Council of Jewish Women to pickup (they inventory!). In fact, I've got to do that this week, so we can have room to fill it again.

cellio From: cellio Date: June 20th, 2004 11:06 am (UTC) (Link)
I hope your move went well and that you got some sleep. :-)
estherchaya From: estherchaya Date: June 21st, 2004 08:01 pm (UTC) (Link)
I did not actually get any sleep, but the move went well. There's still some stuff at the townhouse (I'm at the townhouse now checking email), but we'll get it all out soon enough, I hope! Well, by Thursday at the latest.
jeannegrrl From: jeannegrrl Date: June 20th, 2004 04:25 pm (UTC) (Link)
Thank G-d it's supposed to be cool-ish tomorrow. Otherwise I'd be really unhappy.

I'm glad you got a nice day for moving. Hope it went well!
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estherchaya From: estherchaya Date: June 21st, 2004 08:19 pm (UTC) (Link)
I don't touch the wiring, trust me.

If only we knew an electrician who could help us figure it out. Sigh. Oh well.

My reunion was fun, but I was only there for about half an hour.
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estherchaya From: estherchaya Date: June 22nd, 2004 12:51 pm (UTC) (Link)
so you'll come drywall, but you won't come fix my wiring? Weirdo. Not to worry, I was kidding anyway. We need someone to do it sooner than later, which means calling someone locally.

And, er, I was not exactly popular in high school.
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