11.03.08

Moving in

Posted in personal at 2:03 am by wingerz

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Jen and I are pack rats, but hopefully this experience will change that. Before living in our condo, we’d only been able to accumulate a room’s worth of stuff because we always had roommates. A whole condo’s worth of stuff is incredibly unwieldy.

Spent the whole weekend setting up our new place. This has involved multiple shopping trips, raiding the in-laws place for furniture, and unpacking. The unpacking’s been a Herculean task since we have 96 professionally-packed boxes. All of the items are wrapped in layers of newsprint. Each one is like a little gift, and I’ve enjoyed rediscovering my stuff, like all of my fun kitchen appliances and utensils and video games. It does get a bit old after unwrapping literally thousands of them.

We’ve still got boxes and random knick-knacks, but we’ve got the furniture laid out. TV, cable, and Internet are all set up. We’ve already locked ourselves out once and walked to downtown for dinner. Exhausted and a bit sore, and ready for bed.

7 Comments »

  1. feng said,

    November 3, 2008 at 11:30 am

    96 boxes????????????? i’m pretty sure when Grant and I moved to Mountain View, we had 20-something boxes.

  2. wingerz said,

    November 3, 2008 at 12:09 pm

    yeah, these guys packed EVERYTHING with lots of padding.

  3. jen said,

    November 3, 2008 at 9:03 pm

    whatever. the real reason is that wing is a TOTAL PACKRAT.

  4. wingerz said,

    November 3, 2008 at 9:29 pm

    whatever! it’s all your stuff.

  5. nimes said,

    November 5, 2008 at 4:49 am

    don’t forget to recycle your newspaper :D or donate it to the animal shelter!

  6. joy said,

    November 7, 2008 at 4:54 am

    can i just say again, 96 BOXES??!?!!!! oh my god!
    when do i get to see your new place? :)

  7. wingerz said,

    November 7, 2008 at 12:51 pm

    yeah, it’s absurd. i admit it.

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