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Re: Re: Blog Thread IIIb : Look Who's Blogging Now
« Reply #250 on: 04 Apr 2011, 18:04 »

i don't drink at all but that is because my stress levels and general life coping skills are so terrible that i am honesty, no joke a little bit terrified that my decision to start drinking alone is going to be the first of like four or five decisions/rationalizations that leads to me waking up with the sudden realization that i've become a high-functioning alcoholic
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« Reply #251 on: 04 Apr 2011, 18:13 »

yep, nothing but sleepless nights and crippling anxiety and literally endless coffee consumption for this smart, well-adjusted lady
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Re: Re: Blog Thread IIIb : Look Who's Blogging Now
« Reply #252 on: 04 Apr 2011, 18:18 »

Sangria's usually too watery for my tastes.
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Re: Re: Blog Thread IIIb : Look Who's Blogging Now
« Reply #253 on: 04 Apr 2011, 18:35 »

waking up with the sudden realization that i've become a high-functioning alcoholic

Hey, but high-functioning, right? That's a win!
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Re: Re: Blog Thread IIIb : Look Who's Blogging Now
« Reply #254 on: 04 Apr 2011, 19:45 »

Drink mead you fucks
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Re: Re: Blog Thread IIIb : Look Who's Blogging Now
« Reply #255 on: 04 Apr 2011, 19:47 »

Boy did we have an epic weekend. We nearly died twice on the way back home. We were in Colorado skiing; the skiing was decent, but coming back we hit the worst weather I've ever traveled through. First a giant snowstorm hit while we were on a road going up the mountain, so the car barely stayed in control as we slid around. Then the flight from Denver to Chicago had to go around massive thunderstorms (out the window it looked like apocalypse) and the plane actually hit something in midair.

Now my fiancee's about to leave for a 3 week business trip throughout southeast Asia.

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« Reply #256 on: 05 Apr 2011, 00:59 »

I'm halfway through my research report on Vibrio and man, I just don't want to do anymore of it right now. The half I've already done is like mad shitty and the whole thing is due at 1pm tomorrow. I have 1000 words left, not good. Stupid procrastinating, why didn't I do this half yesterday and the last half today.
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Re: Re: Blog Thread IIIb : Look Who's Blogging Now
« Reply #257 on: 05 Apr 2011, 01:43 »

i don't know where else to express my distress right now. but right now i am dealing with two drunk bitches both on the phone with their respective boyfriends and i want to kill myself. roommate's friend is just, SO loud, and babbling, and this is punctuated by my roommate saying random foods like "chicken carbonara" because her relationship with her boyfriend consists of playing the Let's List A Bunch Of Things That Start With This Letter game, or, the kind of games that only like, eight year olds play with other eight year olds when they're so bored out of their fucking skulls because they are in a vehicle that is traveling or will travel for more than four hours. someone please tell me what. in the fuck. i have done to deserve this. i am a pretty fucked up person but i wouldn't even wish this on coldplay.
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Re: Re: Blog Thread IIIb : Look Who's Blogging Now
« Reply #258 on: 05 Apr 2011, 02:54 »

My favourite pair of jeans split today. It wasn't out of fatness, I was stepping over a dog gate. Which is like a baby gate for a dog. I was sad.
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Re: Re: Blog Thread IIIb : Look Who's Blogging Now
« Reply #259 on: 05 Apr 2011, 04:23 »

I suck so very hard at writing complaint emails. I just had to send two, one to a t-shirt company that forgot to pay the VAT on the shipping (meaning that I had to pay the VAT of £3.50 plus an £8 customs handling fee), and another to the company I bought some glow poi off of as the damn things keep turning off mid flight. Both of them pretty much went "erm, could you pretty please do something about this? If not, it's cool" whereas the probably should have gone "sort it out, bitches".

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Re: Re: Blog Thread IIIb : Look Who's Blogging Now
« Reply #260 on: 05 Apr 2011, 05:23 »

Hold on a second, I'm British and I write harsh complaint emails. I'm also a bit Canadian but I'm not sure that makes much of a difference.

If you need complaint emails written, just let me know, all I demand is ten percent of the spoils of war.
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Re: Re: Blog Thread IIIb : Look Who's Blogging Now
« Reply #261 on: 05 Apr 2011, 09:04 »

Yeah cos Canadians are never polite
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Re: Re: Blog Thread IIIb : Look Who's Blogging Now
« Reply #262 on: 05 Apr 2011, 16:22 »

oh shit getting into discussions about literature with my parents' friends on facebook somebody save me the future is here and it's weird
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Re: Re: Blog Thread IIIb : Look Who's Blogging Now
« Reply #263 on: 05 Apr 2011, 17:07 »

So, I went to a respiratory specialist on Monday. I have had a cough for six months and antibiotics haven't worked and I am tired all the time and feel like I am constantly running a low grade fever and have I mention I have had a cough for half a year? My GP decided that because my lungs are clear I shouldn't be coughing so I should try more asthma medication. I asked to see someone who ight have a better idea about what might be wrong rather than just prescribing me medication at random to see if anything changes.

So, $380 and a stab with a needle later, I am on more antibiotics! A six week course! That's gonna cost me about $80 all up and if that doesn't work I have to get a CAT scan to see why the antibiotics didn't work. Apparently the most likely situation is that I have done some sort of mild lung damage (could be from my scoliosis, or the bad chest infections I have had in the past, or maybe the whole hanging around with smokers deal) which means things aren't draining properly and stuff is getting caught and subsequently infected. I really hope these antibiotics work, I don't really know what will happen if they don't.
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Re: Re: Blog Thread IIIb : Look Who's Blogging Now
« Reply #264 on: 05 Apr 2011, 17:45 »

dang hannah i hope everything works out, six months sounds like a real pain in the ass. here's hoping whatever the problem ends up being is easily fixable.
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Re: Re: Blog Thread IIIb : Look Who's Blogging Now
« Reply #265 on: 05 Apr 2011, 18:15 »

Damn hanburger, hope all clears up fairly swift-like. Dealing with coughing is frustrating as hell.

Things are pretty good for me right now. Signed the lease on a new apartment with Jimmy and Iggy yesterday, moving in in about 2 weeks. Job hunting is going fine, applying for a fair number of things each day, no doubt someone will get in touch soonish.

I finally heard back from google. The reason they couldn't hire me was that head office has decided that they want more quality improvement staff (devs, QAs, security etc) rather than support so they're not going to expand their support team at the moment. The bright side of this is that if they give the Sydney office the go-ahead to hire more staff I'm at the top of the pile. So, all is not lost but I don't intend to hold my breath on this one.

Going to see Star Fucking Hipsters on Friday. Should be awesome. When Leftover Crack (basically the same band less one vocalist) played in Auckland it was one of the best shows I've ever been to so this will likely be rad also :D (Sydney peeps, you should come too - http://www.myspace.com/starfuckinghipsters )
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Re: Re: Blog Thread IIIb : Look Who's Blogging Now
« Reply #266 on: 05 Apr 2011, 19:31 »

I really liked Chocking Victim so if these guys are descended from Leftover Crack I would totally go see them.
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« Reply #267 on: 05 Apr 2011, 22:04 »

oh geez my roommate just handed me an invitation to his wedding  :psyduck:

this is somewhat surreal, first time i've ever been invited to a wedding on my own.
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Re: Re: Blog Thread IIIb : Look Who's Blogging Now
« Reply #268 on: 05 Apr 2011, 22:31 »

Woo, two blog updates in one day, you lucky bastards.

I have an interview at Jimmy's work tomorrow. And I've been asked to submit examples of my writing to another company that I had an interview with. I'm in the final two for that place. Ultimately I'd rather work for the first company as they pay better, sound less stressful and almost certainly have a better company structure.
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Re: Re: Blog Thread IIIb : Look Who's Blogging Now
« Reply #269 on: 05 Apr 2011, 22:34 »

Aw yeah work/internet/live-in chums!
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Re: Re: Blog Thread IIIb : Look Who's Blogging Now
« Reply #270 on: 06 Apr 2011, 00:56 »

I am so drained mentally right now that I could scream. Except then I'd have to actually scream, and that'd be just ONE MORE THINK TO HAVE THUNK.
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Re: Re: Blog Thread IIIb : Look Who's Blogging Now
« Reply #271 on: 06 Apr 2011, 06:11 »

Things are happening with my new job! I only have 3 days left at the pizza place, and yesterday I took off to go to the annual team meeting at the new company. Woo! No more bitches asking why it took the driver longer to get to their house than it would have taken them to get to the store! You are not the only people getting pizza on a Friday night, most delivery runs have a couple of stops. If you wanted it that bad you could always, y'know, order for carryout and drive the 5 minutes to pick it up yourself. Also no more people losing their shit because we (actually it's corporate, this is a franchise, we have to do what they say) got rid of their Chicken Kickers. Geez. It's just fucking pizza.
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Re: Re: Blog Thread IIIb : Look Who's Blogging Now
« Reply #272 on: 06 Apr 2011, 08:31 »

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Lets at least try to be a bit more fucking positive eh.
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Re: Re: Blog Thread IIIb : Look Who's Blogging Now
« Reply #273 on: 06 Apr 2011, 14:01 »

 Ohhhh, Dominos? Yeah I had a friend who was a delivery driver for them, and essentially they had him beat his car to absolute hell, customers are ridiculous and the pay absolutely sucked, he just got a job working for Flowers and Fancies as a driver since Valentine's Day and now he's got his own company van, better pay, less stress and less crazy co-workers. Of course I suppose the trade-off there is that now he has to deliver to hospitals and funeral homes and sometimes he has multiple deliveries to the same place because well sometimes there's more than one of whatever family involved there (both permanent and not) but overall he's much happier now.




I myself have currently stopped going to school, I am now enrolled as part of Sheppard Pratt's outpatient adult day hospital program, just dropped my prescription for Zoloft off at the pharmacy (I have never taken anti-depressants before) and in general I feel more crazy than I did the day I went to the ER that started all of this. 

Also I am enrolled in their "dual-diagnosis program", which means that I'm the only person in it for marijuana abuse (whereas everyone else is in it for Alchohol, heroin, and in some cases mixing of those plus several other drugs) even though I've agreed to completely stop smoking as long as I'm on any sort of medication, haven't smoked for the past two weeks since my little ER incident, have no desire to smoke (because the last thing I want to do is deal with side-effects from drug interaction) and generally I don't see myself as addicted in any way (I don't smoke alone ever, I don't mix drugs, I've never sold any possessions or stolen anything in order to buy drugs), and now I'm second guessing myself because all the nurses there and my psychiatrist are being pretty patronizing about all of it and in general making me, well, feel like an addict.

Also did I mention I'm somewhat of an introvert with horrible stage-fright that really, really hates having the center of attention focused on me at any given time? And group therapy? Fuck fuck fuck fuck fuck.

Positive can be a very hard thing to be sometimes. Shit the only reason I can even say any of this is that sort of boundary that comes from the anonymity of this being the internet (even though I've met some of you awesome people in person, yes I know it doesn't make sense)
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Re: Re: Blog Thread IIIb : Look Who's Blogging Now
« Reply #274 on: 06 Apr 2011, 14:10 »

I assume you are being compelled to be in the program? Sounds kind of a tricky situation because of course they are not going to take your word for it that you aren't an addict... even if you really aren't. Good luck!

Had my last Wednesday with the kids - this time next week I'll be in St Jean de Luz and in two weeks I'll be home. We had a really nice day at Versailles having a picnic in blazing sunshine which I would consider good weather for August, never mind April. Four-year-old daughter, unsurprisingly, fell off her bike (which has stabilisers! I didn't know this was possible) and slightly grazed her knee. Cue hystrionics and constant references to "my blood". I must admit to limited patience for her hypochondria - although she's pretty stoic when she's actually hurt, but of course the tiny nicks and grazes happen all the time and it's so.boring.
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« Reply #275 on: 06 Apr 2011, 16:13 »

No, it's on a volunteer basis, I can walk out the door anytime I want as long as they don't have reason to believe I plan on hurting myself or someone else (I'm a pacifist and this has nothing to do with aggression towards others its just part of the thing they ask us every morning). However, based on the strong suggestions that they give me while I'm in the program I have to do what they say or they'll kick me out, and I'm in this program because I haven't found a psychiatrist that doesn't have at least a month long line before I can get an appointment, well at least one that takes insurance. I'm lucky that they were able to take me, frankly. I really, really don't like being called a liar though, whether they actually use the term or not, I try to be a person of my word and I've never been in a situation before where the latter is assumed. I suppose that once you admit to mental health problems the view becomes that every word you say is suspect by default, which really, really sucks.
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Re: Re: Blog Thread IIIb : Look Who's Blogging Now
« Reply #276 on: 06 Apr 2011, 19:26 »

My brother has been in a partial hospitalization day treatment program for a couple of months now, and he calls me frequently to complain about the groups.  He finds the experience helpful otherwise, but evidently the groups are uncomfortable and aggravating...

Will be thinking good thoughts for you, Boro.  Hope the medication helps.
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Re: Re: Blog Thread IIIb : Look Who's Blogging Now
« Reply #277 on: 06 Apr 2011, 19:58 »

hurk graduating is so confusing
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« Reply #278 on: 06 Apr 2011, 20:02 »

like I might be going to london in the year after the next maybe but my mom expects me to go there without leaning on my aunt(who lives there) for support. I dunno how that's gonna work if I find vancouver to be a scary big city itself.

I just a po' country boy somebody help me.
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« Reply #279 on: 06 Apr 2011, 20:06 »

Also also my grandmother's memory has gotten so bad. She literally forgets things five minutes after we tell her. It's also(also also) a surprise trying to find things in the kitchen.
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Re: Re: Blog Thread IIIb : Look Who's Blogging Now
« Reply #280 on: 06 Apr 2011, 21:12 »

I'm sitting near a Texan who's skyping to a friend back in Austin. He keeps talking about how tanned he is. He is not.
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« Reply #281 on: 06 Apr 2011, 21:30 »

Interview went well this morning. Only took 15--20 minutes though. Feeling pretty hopeful, not 100% sure though. Also got a callback from submitting some of my writing to come in for a second interview at the software company. If I get the job today I will call and cancel the interview but if I don't get it I guess I'll go along and see what's on offer.

It's hard to weigh up cause given that the software company said it was down to me and another dude and given they responded within an hour of me submitting my writing I'm fairly sure they want to offer me the job. But I don't really want to work there. It sounds like it'd be stressful, minimal/no room for growth, pay isn't as good. However, pros - closer to home, better hours, possibly more challenging work.

ARGH!

Also, I am an idiot. The modem here keeps dropping the connection, which is mildly annoying. So I went to the computer shop today to pickup a specific modem I had been recommended. Ended up walking out with another router since they didn't have the particular one I wanted... Do you see the problem here?

So now I have a useless router that I need to return. Oh well, gives me something to do tomorrow.

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GOOD NEWS EVERYONE. I got the office job, working with Jimmy. Huzzah!
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Re: Re: Blog Thread IIIb : Look Who's Blogging Now
« Reply #282 on: 07 Apr 2011, 06:37 »

I'm sitting near a Texan who's skyping to a friend back in Austin. He keeps talking about how tanned he is. He is not.

If his definition of a tan is like my definition of a tan, then what he really means is he doesn't have to worry about blinding people as much with his skin. Lets put it this way - one summer one of my friends said that I could use the underside of my wrists as a self defense mechanism to blind attackers. When I "tan", I don't blind people as much.

Unless he's still blinding people with his paleness, then yes, he would be sadly misinformed.
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Re: Re: Blog Thread IIIb : Look Who's Blogging Now
« Reply #283 on: 07 Apr 2011, 08:13 »

I very badly want to go back to school and get my Master's in Forensic Accounting, but I would more likely than not have to take a year off from work to do so.  I can't afford to do that.  I have roughly eleven months to figure this out/win lottery.
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Re: Re: Blog Thread IIIb : Look Who's Blogging Now
« Reply #284 on: 07 Apr 2011, 08:19 »

Right, today my basement went from this:



to this:

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Took 2 trips with a van filled to capacity (and i think i went over the weightlimit on the last trip. Loads of wood!). Tomorrow, one more trip, and then we can start making something out of the thing.

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« Reply #285 on: 07 Apr 2011, 11:28 »

Yr killing me here, Red Sox.  :psyduck:
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« Reply #286 on: 07 Apr 2011, 12:27 »

I am getting things done but slowlyyyyyyy oh god if there's anything I hate as much as packing I sure as fuck don't know what it is maybe it is fucking opossums or awful drummers or spiders or something I DON'T EVEN FUCKING KNOW ULAHGLUAHGLUHLGUHLA

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« Reply #287 on: 07 Apr 2011, 12:48 »

I hate packing too! It is the worst thing that I have to do on a semi-regular basis! Packing-hatred high five! o/

My favourite hobby at the moment is looking at properties to rent which are theoretically within my (completely invented and arbitrary) budget and feasibly close to uni. It's not like any of them will be available in October (and if they are there's something wrong with them anyway) but I still like to pretennnnnnnnnd.
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« Reply #288 on: 07 Apr 2011, 13:06 »

I hate packing, but I hate unpacking even more.
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« Reply #289 on: 07 Apr 2011, 13:07 »

Is it weird that I totally love packing? Organizing, cleaning, all of that stuff makes me happy. Unfortunately this only annoys the boyfriend and co-workers.
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« Reply #290 on: 07 Apr 2011, 13:08 »

Unpacking is the best thing! You get to set everything up how you want it and for a little while everything is shiny and clean and new and perfect! Packing is horrible because it means the end of something (even if it's the start of something else) and you have to fit everything into boxes which have suddenly got smaller and think about where you will need each thing and something is BOUND to be forgotten and it'll be the biggest, most awkward thing, and there's nowhere to put and ARGH.
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« Reply #291 on: 07 Apr 2011, 13:10 »

I only enjoy cleaning when I'm angry. And I'd rather organize by not putting things into a box. I like categorizing and organizing my things, I just don't like packing because it means at some point I'll have to unpack it all again. Also I lose things in the packing process and I really hate that. A lot.
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« Reply #292 on: 07 Apr 2011, 13:17 »

i like packing because i fucking rule at it


well...i rule at figuring out to efficiently fit things together (and my parents said tetris was useless).....I DON'T rule at deciding what to bring on a trip (i am the worst at that)

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« Reply #293 on: 07 Apr 2011, 13:47 »

I'm pretty awful at packing for trips. I always end up with way too much stuff, and not because I'm stereotypically girly and think I need 10 purses with me, but because I think, well what happens if I sit in something and it gets my pants dirty and then my underpants and I don't have enough underpants?? This actually happened at my last convention. My friend was pouring me a drink and then poured like a cup of some alcoholic beverage directly into my crotch. And then I had to wash my pants (I was prepared on the underpants front) in the hotel sink and iron them dry. So I end up packing for a 3 days trip with 6 pairs of underpants.
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« Reply #294 on: 07 Apr 2011, 14:21 »

I am amazing at packing for trips because I have done so many of them lately - I also own over a month's worth of underwear which means I don't have to do laundry during long trips. Packing up everything I own to move AGAIN is horrible though. Cannot. Wait. Until I can sign a lease for somewhere I will be staying for more than eight weeks at a time.
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« Reply #295 on: 07 Apr 2011, 15:31 »

I've moved I think 8 times in the past 3 or 4 years. I am great at packing. I also love moving, which is lucky.
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« Reply #296 on: 07 Apr 2011, 15:42 »

If I had a choice I would rather be locked in in a room with someone who has an extensive knife collection rather than someone who loves moving.  (Not good knives either, like the crappy ones you see on late night infomercials that only the truly deranged buy)

Honestly I just can't fathom how someone can have any positive feelings toward moving.  Being neutral to moving would be fine.  I guess I could maybe understand that a very few people might even like moving.

But...loving it?  I don't get you Lunchbox.

In other news I am moving out of my current apartment that has isopods in it and moving into a newly remodeled and painted townhouse two story apartment.

And though I am excited about living in a new space I am not excited about moving.
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« Reply #297 on: 07 Apr 2011, 15:49 »

I have moved twice, and only once for real, and even that was not for real for real.  Neither move had hard deadlines.  The first one was out of my parent's house into an apt two blocks away, so I could take my time getting my stuff and the second was out of that apt into the house next door to my parents, which they own so I had a week to move in before my other lease was up.  This time my move out date is flexible here, but since the move is out of state we have to do it all in one shot.  

I am nervous about the moving process for us at the end of this summer.  We have started sorting and packing things already because I just know we are going to have so much to do in the last few days.  Our new apt is smaller so we have to get rid of a lot of things.  Also we don't know anyone in Ann Arbor so moving stuff into the second floor apt is going to be all on us.  

Any pro tips for us, ye of many moves?  
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« Reply #298 on: 07 Apr 2011, 15:54 »

Make sure you label on opposite sides of the box if you have the time.  Or on the top and sides of the boxes.

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« Reply #299 on: 07 Apr 2011, 15:55 »

Start packing early. Get lots of boxes from the liquor store. Use teatowels and sheets and towels to wrap your breakables. Do one trip before you take your furniture over so that you can unpack some of the bigger stuff and empty some boxes.

I mainly love moving because I love decorating, and I love exploring new places and changing up my schedule.
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