||[Feb. 6th, 2008|07:29 pm]
So... the move is done, and so are the first three days of work, and it's been interesting, let me tell you. |
First, moving is exhausting, and I wish like blazes we'd gotten started early enough to sign papers and get keys on Friday, but we didn't, so we stopped at a motel. Wisely, we stopped the instant we realized there was no chance of getting to the apartment on time. The last thing I wanted to do was rush, rush, rush, and be disappointed when we missed it, and *then* have to worry about finding a motel while still driving the blasted UHaul truck. (I hated the UHaul because I wasn't sure how to set the mirrors, and, of course, there's no rear vision except via the mirrors. I literally felt half-blind much of the time.)
We got ourselves fed, and set out the next morning, and got the apartment, and started unloading. I realized I'd run into a minor miscalculation.
See, using a hand truck, even one with a stair-helper, doesn't actually reduce the amount of work you have to do when moving heavy objects. It just means you do the work in smaller increments. And I am on the third floor, up three (short) flights of stairs (one flight to the second, then two more to the third). The hand truck didn't help much at all.
Still, somehow, I managed to get everything moved in, and thankfully, kightp is very understanding of my moods, because they weren't very pretty once exhaustion started to set in. We also moved stuff from my storage locker to the apartment, and I'm damned if I know how I managed to move all that stuff in a single day, but I must have, because we weren't here Friday, and Sunday we went to Ikea and Target for supplies.
Sunday's parting wasn't very happy, what with exhaustion and everything, but what else could be done?
So far, work has gone well... I haven't had much to do, but I've been keeping busy and not falling into any bad habits (stress eating, excessive net surfing, etc). I'm bound and determined not to let time slip away from me at this job, and to use it to hike my skills to the point that I won't run into the same problems I ran into with my last job search.
Here's hoping you're all well; I've been kinda-keeping up, but I'm skimming a lot, too.