Monday, June 21, 2010

Packed in a POD

Last week was quite busy, so much that I entirely forgot about my blog. That's okay, because this will be a short one anyhow.

The boxes... They're talking to me... =^o0^= on Twitpic

Starting on Monday, I tasked myself with putting the final items into boxes. It's not as easy as it sounds when you want to eat, cook, and be able to enjoy your accessories one more time. Our POD arrived on Tuesday, at which point we had to get it its own parking permit to be in our apartment's lot because there isn't enough space for the cars of the residents. :/ Sorry, fellow residents!

#PODS made it here early. :) Awesome! We'll be all set for lo... on Twitpic

Wednesday, our Packing Party Day, ended up being a total whirlwind of crazy! Terinati and I started moving our boxes into the POD early in the morning and ran some last minute errands early because we knew that our friends would be coming to help in the early afternoon. We felt that we were making good time when Terinati's cell phone suddenly gave out! It would ring, but the screen just showed white haze, and he couldn't answer any of the calls. Not only that, but he couldn't make calls unless he put the phone on speaker and used voice commands. This was a critical crisis because we had a broken windshield and were expecting a call on that phone when the folks were coming to replace it (and they didn't know where the car was), not to mention that Terinati is pretty much our main contact for the move in every way. However, I had an idea! Since I upgraded to a new cell phone earlier in the year but kept my fully-functional, cute LG phone that I so love, Terinati would not need to get a new phone. We just needed to go to our cell phone store and get it set up, because doing it on the phone would probably take much longer than having a professional just do it themselves.

To try and keep a long story short, we got back with the new phone only to discover that my charging cable was dysfunctional and Terinati had to go out and replace it for a dollar. Once that was done, though, everything was fine! One of our friends, Paula, went above and beyond the call of duty to help us move our giant couch down five flights of stairs because it wouldn't fit in the elevator, and then later came her husband, Ryan, and our other friends Sara and Conrad. With all of their help, we managed to pack more efficiently. After hanging out at a little tavern called McGinty's, Terinati and I stayed up until 3am to finish the remainder of the packing so that no matter when the POD people arrived the next day, everything would be ready to go. That morning, we slept on the floor, sore but happy.

Aww! Looks like our sleeping bag came with a Stardust-sized p... on Twitpic

Having nearly no things in the apartment and no furniture has been surprisingly relaxing. I could swear that the apartment is quieter, and I never realized what boundaries furniture put between myself and the cats. Now that they can stroll up to my lap at any given moment, they are far happier with our relationship. Tatsu no longer meows up at me as I sit on a chair to do my homework; he simply comes up and nuzzles me whenever he pleases! Consequently, Terinati and I are now considering getting more floor furniture, especially since we had to give away some furniture in the move (two chairs broke before we even started packing). Plus, we love Japanese furniture anyway and it saves so much space . . . so, why not?

Thankfully, though, Paula and Ryan saved us again and let us borrow their air mattress. :) Hooray!

is hanging out with friends on their rooftop, enjoying this p... on Twitpic

After cleaning the apartment up a bit, we had a good-bye picnic on our bare floor on Saturday afternoon, and then celebrated my dear friend, Kyriel, for her birthday this week. I'm glad that I was here to participate, because of course I am going to miss her a lot, along with other friends I have made since coming here. And then, of course, Sunday was Father's Day. Though it will be late, I am excitedly waiting for gifts to my father and step-mother, who both also had birthdays this month, arrive on Wednesday. :)

Oh, and speaking of gifts, now you can know that I gave my husband a large portrait of us at the wedding for our first anniversary! We're both excited to put it up in our new house once we arrive, because that's just one of things that makes a home truly home.

Anyway, I apologize for a somewhat bland blog. I expect the next week will be far more interesting with the actual move, but for now I must go as we still have several folks to say good-bye to and final journeys to make before we quest across the country. Talk later!

Rug dancing! Who needs furniture? :) on Twitpic

Japanese Translation from Yahoo Babelfish:

先週は私が私のブログについて完全に忘れていたことかなり使用中、そんなにだった。 それはこれが何としても短い1であるので、良い。

月曜日を始めて、私は箱に最終的な項目を入れることとの自分自身に任せた。 それはなくなる前にあなたの付属品をもう一度楽しめる食べ、調理し、たいと思うときそれが鳴る程に容易ではない。 私達のポッドは火曜日に着いた、その時点で私達はそれに私達のapartment'にある自身の駐車割り当てを得なければならなかった; あるので居住者の車のための十分なスペースがないのでsのロット。 :/ 残念な、居住者!

水曜日、狂気の総旋風があることの上で終わる私達のパッキング党日! 私達の友人は昼下がり助けることを来ていたことを私達が知っていたのでTerinatiおよび私はポッドに私達の箱を朝早く動かし始め、あるどたん場の用 事を早く動かした。 私達は私達がよい時間をTerinati'作っていたことに感じた; sの携帯電話は突然与えた! それは鳴るが、スクリーンはちょうど白い霞および彼をの呼出し答えることができなかった示した。 ただ彼がスピーカーに電話を置き、声命令を使用したら、しかし彼が呼出しをすることができなかったこと。 これはTerinatiがほとんどあらゆる方法で移動のための私達の主要な接触であること車がどこにあったか人々がそれ(および彼らを知らなかった)取り 替えることを来ていたときに私達が壊れた風防ガラスを経験した、言及にその電話の呼出しをない期待していたので重大な危機。 但し、私は考えを有した! 私が新しい携帯電話に年の初めに改善してが、私がそう愛する私の十分に機能的で、かわいいLGの電話を保ったから、Terinatiは新しい電話を得る必 要はない! 私達はちょうど専門家を持っていてちょうどそれを自身しなさいより電話のそれをすることがおそらく大いに時間がかかるので私達の携帯電話の店に行き、それ をセットアップされて得る必要があった。

長い物語の不足分を試み、保つために、私達は新しい電話によって私の充満ケーブルが正常に機能しなく、Terinatiが出かけ、ドルのためのそれを取り 替えなければならなかったことだけを発見することを戻った。 それがされたら、すべてがうまくあったけれども! 私達の友人の1つは、ポーラ、義務の呼出しの上でそしてを越えてエレベーターで合わないので私達が5つの一続きの階段の下の私達の巨大なソファを動かすの を助けることを行った。 後で彼女の夫、ライアンおよび私達の他の友人サラおよびコンラッドは来た。 彼らの助けすべてによって、私達はもっと効率的に詰まることをどうにかして。 小さい居酒屋でさよならを言う時を過ごすことの後でそれらおよび他の友人とMcGinty'を呼んだ; ポッドの人々が翌日着いてもいつ、すべてが行って準備ができているのはs、Terinatiおよび私は3amまでパッキングの残りを終えるために起きてい たからである。 その朝に、私達は床、傷幸せで眠った。

、ポーラおよびライアンが私達を再度救い、彼女達のエアマットレスを借りることを許可したけれども、感謝して。 :) Hooray!

ビットの上のアパートをきれいにした後、私達は土曜日の午後の私達の裸の床のさようならピクニックを有し、次に私の親愛なる友人、彼女の誕生日のための Kyrielを、この週祝った。 私は私がここに加わることいたこと私がここに来ること以来作っていた他の友人と共に私が彼女をたくさん逃そうと思っているコースのために嬉しい。 そして次に、当然、日曜日はFather'だった; s日。 それが遅いけれども、私は私の父に興奮してギフトを待っていて、また持たれていた誕生日が両方とも水曜日にこの月、着く義母。:)

ああ、ギフトについて話して、今私が私達の最初記念日のための結婚式で私の夫に私達の大きい肖像画を与えたことを知り! We' 私達の新居にそれを置く両方の興奮するに関してそれが家の家を偽りなく作る事のちょうど1つであるので、私達が着けば。

とにかく、私は幾分柔和なブログを謝る。 私は私達が全国各地から捜す前に私達がまだにさよならを言う何人かの人々および作るべき最終的な旅行を有するので翌週が実際の移動とはるかに興味深いが、 今のところ私が行かなければならないことを期待する。 後で話!

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