Movin’ on

August 23rd, 2008

So I haven’t posted much this week and would like to at least partially explain the absence: I moved last Saturday and have spent the past week in a chaos of boxes and un-put-away paraphernalia and Target assemble-at-home shelving and temporary containers of sundry descriptions. I’ve been carrying heavy things (including cinder blocks) up lots of stairs, acquiring more than a few really impressive bruises, sleeping little, and in general learning once again that I don’t adjust very quickly to new situations, even good ones. But I love our beautiful built-in-1751 (it even has a plaque, which is way cool) apartment and exploited its fantastic location last night; ’tis truly a miracle to find beautiful, affordable, conveniently located housing in Cambridge, Massachusetts. It’s just the adjusting that takes a while – figuring out where things are going to go, learning to load a new dishwasher, finding light switches in the dark, looking for useful and attractive furnishings because you have to have a place to put things before you can figure out where they’re going to go. At the grocery store one night this week I was so tired that all I wanted to do was lay down on the floor and sleep, using one of the stock boxes full of cans as a pillow – I’d overdosed on Target and Home Depot that day, methinks.

But we’re getting moved in, slowly but surely. The big things are mostly in place and decorations are starting to appear. A trip to IKEA will take care of much of the remainder. To that I look forward with great expectation.

2 Responses to “Movin’ on”

  1. Rebecca on August 24, 2008 7:12 pm

    Oh I am so with you! I hate moving too. I love going new places, but the settling in and figuring out where stuff goes is rotten. And its not a worse place, just different. And I don’t like adjusting either. Good thing we’re military so I can get out of that comfort zone all the time! Ug.

  2. Joanne on August 25, 2008 11:36 am

    I’m so with you too! Things are moving sort of slow, but good. Can’t complain really. Once Chen and I do our final “Dana Street” cleaning this weekend when we help Marissa move, we’ll have the remainder of the items in the new place and that will help! ‘Tis a wonderful apartment/house though, isn’t it?

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