So, yesterday (Sunday) we did something we've never done in all the time we've lived in California.( We went to the beach. )
The movers came today and packed us up. Three people packed almost all our belongings in eight hours. Plus two subcontractors that came for two hours to crate up our glass tabletops and secure our washer and dryer for transport. The house had hookups, but we had to buy our own appliances. We tried to just sell them to our landlady, but she didn't want to deal with maintaining them, so we're taking them with us. Oh well, APL's paying for it, not us.( I sit here surrounded by boxes. )kathleenroberts
confessed to having the song "Bear Necessities" stuck in her head today.
Tomorrow, we load all the boxes onto the truck. The landlady's supposed to come by at 6 pm to get the keys and check the place out. I can't say as I'm really going to miss the place much. It just never felt like home the way NoVa or Blacksburg, or even Boulder did. I'll miss Miyuki (our Japanese restuarant). (The food in CA is generally quite good. Maybe why I'm 15 lbs overweight. OK, 20. Damn taquerias. Also, laziness.) But the commute in was never fun. They FINALLY finished the HWY 1/17 merge lanes project a couple weeks ago. They started it before we moved here. We never really made many friends out here. I rarely hung out with people from work. The UCSC Anime club was, well, college students. We just don't fit in with that crowd anymore. It was never really awkward and we were pretty good friends with some of the older members, but we were clearly "the adults". Ah, well.
What a long, rambly post. I should go to bed.