September 22, 2002
I'm Back

Sorry for the lack of posts yesterday. It took me all morning to unload my rented truck, and another 24 hours to recover and catch up on my blog-reading. After almost a week in various motels and another week in an apartment with nothing but a futon, a computer, a small table to put it on, and a folding chair from Office Depot, I now have some actual furniture, and will soon have all my books, for the first time in 13 months.

I will be renting another truck next weekend to go back for the rest of the books. I like the idea of moving myself without any help at all, and am getting a little old to do 200 boxes of books and papers, a dozen bookshelves (10 different sizes), three 4-drawer file cabinets, and various other things in one weekend, even into a first-floor apartment.

The arm chair of Jabba the Hutt was the most difficult piece to move: it's over five feet wide, with 18-inch-wide arms, and took a good half hour to squeeze through the back door of my building, as I had to push it part way, walk around the building to pull it a bit further, then walk back and push the more. But it was worth it: I bought it because it was the most comfortable of several hundred in the store, for sitting, slouching, or lying crosswise. (I tried them all.)

Now I have to unpack and arrange everything. But first, some blogging. My next few posts will be mostly polemical, but labeled as such, if anyone wishes to skip over the nastiness.

Posted by Dr. Weevil at September 22, 2002 06:16 PM