Sunday, July 05, 2009

moved

Too lazy to write a real blog.


- We have way more stuff than we thought. Took too long to pack, completely filled up 16-foot truck, with some stuff in the car. Left at 1pm instead of 8am, without cleaning the place. In fact, the dog left them a lovely stain in the middle of the living room carpet (a side effect of his medications is vomit). We don't get our security deposit back, but I hated that place anyway.

- Jay is a champ at driving a giant truck full of crap while towing a car. The animals are champs at riding in said truck.

- We had planned on doing the drive al in one shot because of lack of funds for a motel, but that plan started fizzling out after being on the road for about 10 hours AFTER doing manual labor in the morning. The original plan would have worked better, executing it really failed. We had to text a few peeps that we knew were on the internet so we could find a convenient pet-friendly motel. When nobody responded fast enough, I texted ChaCha (242242). They totally came through for us by responding "In my experience, Super 8 is very pet friendly" and giving me the address of one on our route. I had asked for one on I-75 near Knoxville, but it just so happened that as I received that text, we passed a Super 8, (we were about an hour and a half from Kvle still). We pulled over and the ladies working the night shift were super nce & knowledgable.

- If you get two things from ths blog, it's that ChaCha and Super 8 Motels are both aces.

- The pets are recouping from the trip nicely. Mecru loves the bedroom we are staying in, but is unsure of how to treat the 2 other dogs that we live with now. Midnight pretty much just lays around, but he's still taking medicine.

- We had some friends visiting from Raleigh to help us unpack the truck. They stayed for a few days, so it felt like we were on vacation instead of having just moved. There was a big 4th of July party yesterday, but now all the people are gone and we can start our new lives in the South.
Now to find jobs.

- I love this town. It's full of tattooed vegetarians. I fit right in. I am a little sad that I don't stand out as much here, but I am super thrilled at the abundance of vegetarian food available both in restaurants and in grocery stores.

Ok, that's enough for now.

6 comments:

arlenestarr said...

Sounds like a typical move, glad everyone made it safe and sound.

super des said...

You know, I wish that *wasn't* typical. I wish I could effectively plan things in advance. :P

Count Mockula said...

I'm surprised by the abundance of tattooed vegetarians. How cool!

mar said...

was that jay's task today? that he didn't want to do? poor midnight!

super des said...

Mar - yeah.
I will write a fitting tribute complete with pictures once I find my camera cord.

Jbeeky said...

Glad you are safe and happy so far, the pictures look great!

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