Hello out there! This isn't going to be too terribly long, since I'm pretty tired. The drive up was not really eventful; we stopped in White House, TN (just a few miles north of Nashville), then in Cincinnati, then finally came to Columbus on Labor Day. Got all my stuff moved in (and boy, was there a lot of it... I grossly underestimated the amount of crap I have, to the surprise of no one), went to eat with the parents and Liz at Aladdin's, came back home. Looked around despondently at all the boxes. Sent the parents off back to Cincy and puttered.
Good things about the new place:
-So light and airy! Lots of windows, very spacious.
-Nice, quiet street. I can't hear High St. from here at all, and even in the midmorning I mostly hear crickets, not cars.
-There are yellow cherry tomatoes growing in the back yard. Also grapes on the vine. Also some squash. How cool is that?
-It's an old place, and I think the building owner got the wiring redone at some point, but only partially. So there's generally only one three-prong outlet in any given room, which is a little maddening.
-Baton Rouge recycling? Far superior. Here you actually have to pay extra for curbside recycling (admittedly only $5/mo, but still). So I'll be doing the dropoff game, I think.
-None of my MEMK girls :(
-Slightly white trashy neighbors, who are having a loud argument outside at 1:45am, because he accidentally locked her out and she's "been knockin' on the door for thirty fuckin' minutes!" (First such incident while I've been here, though.)
In the time since moving in, I have:
1. Unpacked pretty much everything, except for the books.
2. Done a shit-ton of walking, which is AWESOME. Most of it hasn't even been purposeful, it's just been walking for walking's sake. My legs are kinda sore, but that'll pass if I just keep on truckin'.
3. Bought a mattress and box spring, which were delivered today by the Original Mattress Factory
. Full bed! Yay! I'm looking forward to sleep tonight.
4. Met the boy and approved. Muchly.
5. Spent too much money at various nearby eateries that I love deeply (oh well).
6. Hung around with lit_girl
and Liz quite a lot.
It's going to be a good year, I think. Once I get cable TV hooked up, I'll be totally good to go (we're splitting internet with the upstairs neighbors, woot wireless). Oh, and buy bookshelves. Must go on a bookshelf safari.
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