Tag Archive: moving

Somewhere between Odessa and Concordia… we are LIVE on the net. jnanacandra is at the wheel, and Missouri seems to actually have sufficient AT&T coverage to allow me to put on the mobile net.


I’ve been on the phone with utilities all day. I have learned that the local gas company is a pain in the butt and that all the utilities are really cool.

I’ve also discovered that SNO PUD (Snohomish County Electric) has pretty much reduced it’s phone bank to one person. I’ve been on hold for the better part of 17 minutes in queue. My window is 17-27 minutes; which means someone should be on the line in about 20 minutes.

I have to say it. I don’t believe in Iowa. Even after theoretically driving through it. The drive the whole way has been quite marvellous. The area that is alledged to be Iowa was far slower than anything else along the way. Really bad drivers and horrid construction. The ‘lowlight’ was trying to find a food stop and taking 2 separate exits marked with food and then having to stop at the Harrah’s casino because it was the only place we could find food. Iowa slowed us by about 60-90 minutes.

In the mean time… we’re almost to St. Louis. And we’re planning to pop the truck around noon Friday and keep pulling stuff until it’s empty. (Hopefully, not 3 days like loading)

Don’t get me wrong.. the load was amazing! The help loading was fantastic. It’s just that loading involved boxing, cleaning and TETRIS.. so it was more work than unloading should be.

So, if you’d like to join the unloading fun this weekend… Comment here, or facebook, or twitter.

Granted the other 20% shows up sometime around Wednesday. 😮

More soon. Going to catch up on twitter.


Moving – Status

Happily at this hour I seem to have most of my personality back in tact.

Despite protestations that I am not sick; I am lying. I have picked up the cosmic goo that jnanacandra had last week. This goo is what’s been keeping her coughing for about 3 days. It’s all settled into her chest.

Last night I lay in bed schnorgling from my one only mostly clogged nostril.

This has been a very hard month on the Freeple clan. Actually, a hard year.

For the record, as of Tuesday I am now officially unemployed. My last day at MSFT came and went.

aiden_freeman‘s last day at the the Mill Creek La Petite Academy was Friday. Today was packing and loading.

First and foremost: unbelievable thanks to faerievixen2, glitch25 and those thanks don’t begin to measure up to the unmeasurable work and assistance of “princekermit.

As I mentioned, this has been a hard month; the week has been worse. We got back from house hunting Saturday. We tried packing all week. Until you start trying to load, you have no idea how badly a job you’ve done at packing.

Friday afternoon the truck was picked up and dropped into our driveway by “D”. The packing continued into the evening until everyone fell asleep. caliban1227 was on hand to help wrangle Aiden Freeman. larisa_p was also there to help pack as she is our official truck driver for the week.

By saturday morning, I was pretty spent and sick. But I wasn’t sick. Because I couldn’t afford to be sick. tzaddi_93 had run for donuts and coffee before 7am. She is a goddess. She also was on hand to make sure that I didn’t lose it. (Which was quite a feat)

By noon it was obvious that we were hurting. I tried to push the maids and the carpet cleaner forward a day. I got the carpet cleaner. The maids… they may still show at 7am Sunday. I put a frantic call for help on the interwebs. Things were looking bad.

Around 1 pm we put Aiden into a back bedroom on a cot for a nap. I discovered this made the back bedroom that we are using for non-truck-bound storage…. into quite the successful Zero Room. About this time damianaswan and (S) came by. With the beds broken down; sleeping arrangements needed to be made. tzaddi_93 hit hotwire and reserved us an AMAZING and CHEAP hotel room, less than a 1.25 miles from the house.

Then C and B from the MacBU showed up; each bringing one person with them. Oh, the awesomeness.

At about 6pm we broke and went to dinner (leaving the front door wide open)

So, Where are we? Well, the truck has more loading to do; and we don’t have enough room for everything on the truck. (YIGH!)… We are ordering in a pod to bring the remainder to us separately.

We assuredly need all hands on site still tomorrow morning. I’ll be there about 8ish. The goal is to have the truck packed, the remainder in the garage, and the house emptied of clutter by 3-4 pm.

Do dinner with those that want and head off Sunday evening.

Sadly this leaves the remainder to be packed in the pods on Monday by tzaddi_93 and princekermit and (ANYONE ELSE WHO CAN HELP) {less than subtle hint}

So if you have free time tomorrow (Sunday) swing by… we’ll feed you if you opt to stay.. and it’s our last chance for goodbyes.


We are trapped in the midst of a lot of boxes and very few hands.

We Need boxing help today and due to the fact that few people showed up, Now tomorrow as well.

We’ve had to push everything back a day because we are very much behind in packing and loading.

Please, if you have any spare time in the next 48 hours… we could use your help.

Sooner rather than later

Thank you.

This morning’s schedule

Take the boy to daycare
Call his new daycare
Take the car to the shop

(Attention, this is your final call, places please)

That’s right. Today is the beginning of the moving weekend. In 48 hours I MUST have an empty house.

This of course is a call to all, that locals are invited to help us out and share our goodbyes.

We will feed you and be giving away copious amounts of alcohol that is not going with us.

Please contact me via phone or text (you can text me from my profile) if you can drop by. We especially could use assistance on Saturday.

As posted elsewhere.. This is what I woke up with in my head:

Overture, curtains, lights,
This is it, the night of nights
No more rehearsing and nursing a part
We know every part by heart
Overture, curtains, lights
This is it, you’ll hit the heights
And oh what heights we’ll hit
On with the show this is it

Tonight what heights we’ll hit
On with the show this is it

The question was put to me: “What time this week would you like help packing”

My intent this week is to have the truck loaded by Saturday night when I go to sleep.

As a result… I can use extra hands for pakcing, cleaning, trashing, boxing… 24/7 from now until I close the truck.

That’s right. Anyone wants to come by, there’s work I can put them to. I’ll feed you and give you lots of drinks. But We need the hands. More as the week goes on. All hands on deck from Friday evening until we shut the truck on Saturday.

Please consider dropping by… As this will be likely the last time you see us for a while, possibly ever in some cases.

We’d love to see you (and have you work for us 😉 )

Email, call, comment, or anything. Drop by 🙂