You can ignore my last exhausted voice post. I was half out of my mind because I had not eaten anything that day except for a small bowl of Raisin Bran that morning. No food, moving heavy pieces of furniture, and the looming pain of not having internet or phone service do not go well together.
Everything has been moved from the old apartment and put away in the new apartment. I felt like throwing myself in the floor and wriggling around in hysterics and tears several times during the process, but I'm feeling much better now. Now, for the pros and cons (with pictures when available!)...PROS:
* Waking up this morning and having a cup of pomegranate white tea >outside in the misty morning air
while Ferguson explored the shrubbery along the building. And all without seeing a single soul and in my pajamas.
* Two bathrooms. I, of course, commandeered the larger one
for myself. Both baths have Roman Tubs with tiled walls
, which are heavenly next to the crappy ceramic (tiny) shower stalls in the last place.
* The oven
, which has a timer, light, and so many other features, including a self-cleaner. Our last oven was a piece of crap next to this one.
* The extra capacity washer and dryer
. Yay for not having to take my comforters to the laundry mat.
* Ferguson making friends with two neighborhood dogs.
* Luella, the super awesome older lady (70+ years old?) who lives a few apartments down. We became fast friends yesterday when I was about to lose my mind. She walked by, gave me a sympathetic look, and confirmed that moving really did suck. It was just what I needed to hear to make me laugh again.
* The crazy amount of channels that DirectTV offers. I've been watching '80s videos on VH1 Classics for the past two days.
*The ice maker in the freezer. Yay for ice!
* Plenty of room for the library
! The fish and gerbils/hamsters are hanging out in the there with the books, but there is still room for two more bookshelves. All the books are stacked two deep and two high when possible.
* The pond
, which is a short walk down the basin that is my backyard. Jason was amazed that he could hear frogs down there last night. City boy.
* All the fantastic amenities this place
has, including: a pool
, a tanning bed
, a dry sauna, a fitness center
, and a business center. Not to mention the gated access to the complex so not just anyone can cruise through the neighborhood.
*The park and jogging trail across the road. Ferguson and I will be making liberal use of them until the weather gets too chilly.
* Keva Juice, Starbucks, a grocery store, and Hollywood Video, all of which are just two blocks away on the main street.CONS:
* The debacle with the phone and high speed internet. I'm not even sure what was wrong, but it is fixed now, It took a great deal of assertiveness on my part to get two different technicians out here to fix the damn thing. Living without internet for nearly three days was so sad, you guys. I missed you.
* My complete 'effing up of the DirectTV box and the long hold time to get a technical support fellow on the phone.
* The outsourcing of technical support positions to India. I'm usually fairly good with accents, but I cannot understand a word they say when the connection is so weak I have to strain to hear.
* Jason throwing away a fantastic pair of wedge heels I loved. It was an accident, but those babies cost me fifty plus bucks. I miss them already.
* Jason (accidentally) throwing away the remote for the television and VCR. Now I have to order a replacement online.
* Renting a U-Haul that was too damn small for all our furniture. We had to make two trips with it, which was a pain in the ass. Oh, and the stupid woman who took forever
to rent two freakin' hand trucks at the rental place. I wanted to throttle her by the time she had argued with the clerk for fifteen minutes.
* Jason's mother and her constant nagging. She means well, but OH MY GOD, I can't deal with her when in stressful situations.
whining over the lack of internet, like his voiced displeasure could fix the stupid situation.
* My aching muscles. They are recovering today, but I still wince if I move the wrong way.
So, more pros than cons, I think. That's good. In hindsight, everything went pretty well. But, at approximately 3:00pm on Saturday, I was nearly in tears over nothing going right. What a chick I am, right? And I'm going to go ahead and say what everyone says after moving. I AM NEVER MOVING AGAIN. That's untrue, but that's how I feel right now.