walkitout (walkitout) wrote,

Today's Activities include: in which my past catches up with me

Earlier this month, my friend T. in Seattle was kind enough to supervise the packing and loading up of virtually everything that R. and I left in Seattle, back in 2003 when I first moved east, and again in 2006 when we returned from about a year and a half together in Seattle. Some of it was in my condo, being used by renters. Some of it was in a storage unit. I hired Gentle Giant to do the actual packing and lifting and hauling and lifting and delivering; they did a fantastic job, which was nothing less than what I expected. We had used them in our move from Mayberry, NH (yeah, not really the name of the town) to where we live now in Massachusetts and had only good things to think of them.

Today was delivery day. The arrival window was 9-11 a.m., and I didn't wake up until 9:20, leading to a few minutes of panic while I ascertained that I had not, in fact, failed to respond to phone calls and/or door bell and/or knocking. I got a call a little while later saying they wouldn't arrive until noon, which increased my will-they-be-done-in-time-for-me-to-pick-up-my-son concerns. But they were done and gone in a little over 2 hours.

Most of the boxes are in the basement, where I will have to find time to open and sort through them. We swapped the eat-in kitchen table and instead of having not nearly enough chairs scattered around the house, we now have a few too many (which is just fine). I've already hung a half dozen or so pictures.

And I've also found still more things that do not belong to me, that will need to be delivered to our former renters, who, conveniently, now live in New York State. Depending on how much there is, maybe we should arrange a visit to do the handoff.
Tags: daily activities, logistics
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