leujin: (Dr. Girlfriend (wtf?))
After reading Karell's entry, I realized I never posted about our move from almost 3 weeks ago. Whoops.

The short version is that it sucked completely and utterly.

The long version: We went to pick up the u-haul in the morning, and that was all well and good. We did that first because we wanted to go and pick up our new couch (which, incidentally is the most comfortable couch ever). So, we got the couch, no problems. I was quite surprised that this hasn't sucked so far. Well, we were in for a rude surprise.

We got to the new place to sign the lease after dropping the u-haul off at our house. We go into the office and sit down and say, "okay, we're ready to sign the lease and move in!"

"Oh," says the girl at the front desk, "I thought you were moving in on the 8th." It was the 28th.

Cue shocked looks on Liz and Nathan. "No, we have to move in today, because our lease at our old place is up on the 31st." The ensuing hour-long phone call session finally found us with an apartment that wasn't quite ready, and had a washer and dryer. We originally planned on not getting a washer and dryer in the unit, but that was before we got knocked up, so this will actually work okay. It just sucks that we'll have to play a little more a month than we thought we had planned on, but we're still saving like $200 a month since all bills but electric are paid.

Moving out was pretty miserable, but it was a little easier since we put all the furniture in the garage over the last few months. We had originally planned on hiring movers, but decided against it to save a few bucks. Next time, we are hiring movers. No question. Especially since we'll have a toddler by that point in time. It took a lot longer to do all that, so we ended up just loading up all the furniture and a smattering of boxes that we shoved into corners and wedged under furniture. Realistically we probably could've gotten everything into the u-haul, we were just tired of hauling crap.

Moving in was pretty horrible too, because most of the furniture had to go upstairs, so we just left a lot of it downstairs for the first week. This was made all the more challenging since the entry way diverges in a corner: one way leads upstairs, and one way leads to the living room. Getting the couch in sucked since we pretty well had to Hulk-Smash it into the living room. It was even worse because the a/c didn't work in the new place, so we had to keep stopping every 10 minutes for fear of overheating. That took from like... noon to past dusk, which was annoying. Surprisingly the only casualty was a desk, but it was a cheap-ass Sauder desk, so it wasn't a really big loss. That and we had an extra desk that was just going to be a bills paying desk.

On Sunday we got the rest of the boxes and Liz cleaned the old place. Fetching stuff from the old place was pretty exciting, because I had to play "shove things into the car and hope they don't break." We had left our futon chair because Liz was certain it would fit in the car. It did, but I had to take the legs off and ride with my knees in my chest for that load.

Anyway, we're moved in, the cats and dog are adjusted, blah blah blah. We still have a metric crapton of boxes to unload, but we'll get that done eventually. It's at least livable now. For week one we had just left the mattress downstairs and shoved it out of the way during the day. Fun times indeed.
leujin: (Default)
Hey, so here's something worth talking about! We just bought a new couch! Woo hoo! I think this is the first real form of furniture that we've actually bought. I mean, there's the exceptions of like... computer desks and the small chair we have and things of the like, but everything else has been hand me down. It was time for a new couch to go with our new apartment. We kept passing this little café that was in the furniture store that reeked. I don't know what they were cooking, but I certainly wanted no part of it.

Speaking of the new apartment, holy crap nuggets, we're moving in 6 days! It still makes me a little nauseous thinking about it because I keep thinking "Oh man, moving sucks," because I hate heavy lifting, but we're really almost ready to go. And it won't be too terrible since we'll actually have a full weekend, and anything we can cram in the u-haul (which I don't think will be much of anything) we can just bring over in car rides over the next two days (since our lease doesn't actually end until the 31st, which is the following Monday).

We also bought the dog a new bed, since she will primarily be an inside dog from here on. What's funny is the bed is a little big for her, and I'm fairly certain we could fit her and both cats in it, and still have some extra room. Which wouldn't be that hard, because the cats (Adam especially) seem to think we bought this nice luxurious bed for them. I'm going to have to get back in the swing of waking up earlier so I can take the dog out to do her business, which sucks because I am in NO way a morning person.

Anyway, there's still a few more moving things we need to do (like prepping the washer, dryer, and old couch to be taken by Salvation Army), so we're going to avoid it by playing Mario Party.
leujin: (Default)
I don't think you've truly lived until you've had shaving gel explode in your hand. o.o

Mind you, this was not the can itself that exploded, but the actual GEL popped. It was surreal. I was spraying it into my hand to lather up, and suddenly there was a very loud POP!! I'm not entirely positive, but I think whatever keeps the gel as a gel before it gets lathered into a cream stopped doing it's job, or something, because now when I spray, it comes out directly as cream. Really really weird. It doesn't seem like the propellant, since it still comes out. I don't know. Weird is the only word I'm coming up with for this.

In other news, Liz called the apartment place today to find out what the hold up is. Apparently they were having a hard time getting a hold of our current landlord (no real surprise there, considering it took her almost a week to respond about us getting robbed). Anyway, long story short, they finally got a hold of her, and we'll actually have a place to live come next month. Yaaaaaaaay. My mock enthusiasm here is disguising my real enthusiasm, because I'm still so shocked about my shaving gel exploding. I really was genuinely conerned that we would have to live in a U-haul because our credit wouldn't get approved. This is Nathan. This is Nathan constantly worrying about everything. Notice the lack of change.
leujin: (Brock1 (I'd kick his ass))
District 9 was awesome. That is all.

Oh yeah, and moving sucks. Hopefully we'll actually get the apartment.
leujin: (Default)
This is my first post from Oklahoma City. We got our cable and internet and phone hooked up. So... I'm not dead, and I might actually be keeping up with everybody's journals and stuff now, despite missing like 2 weeks of goings on.

The dog is now an outside dog, and she seems to enjoy it.

Our house seriously has like 8,000 mirrors. I'm not even exaggerating.

I'm hungry, and I really have nothing terribly important to say. We still have crap-tons of unpacking left to do, most of it is Liz's mom's stuff. Liz's mom has a job, I've got a lead on something that I need to follow up on, and one of their family friends wants me to redesign their logo. I'm gonna do it, just cuz I'm a nice guy.

Oh! I finally got my birthday present(s) from my mom a couple days ago. It was only a month and a half late, but it's still better than my dad, who hasn't given me a birthday presents for... oh, going on 8 years.

Anyway: Sephiroth action figure (which is fucking awesome and some of you probably know what I'm talking about) and Serenity. She says there's more, but it just didn't come yet.

So, now I think it's time to go watch TV.
leujin: (Default)
Important things of the last couple of days:

- Oklahoma is humid as balls.
- I don't hate our house in OKC.
- OKC is so way cooler than Denver. Smaller, less people, and friendlier.
- Liz's mom still rocks for buying us a washer, dryer, and fridge, and paying for our first month of rent. In Liz's words (and sort of The Jeffersons'), "She's earning a deluxe retirement castle in the sky"
- Liz's grandparents are crazy. But in the good way. And sometimes not. But that's the South for you.
- After seeing all the cats there, I'm ready for another kitty. But we have to wait until Liz's mom is out of the house.
- I had never seen a real sunset until yesterday, because I've lived around mountains my whole life.
- I'm so tired of driving and moving, and there's still the biggest part left. Yuck.
- I'm sick of my mom whining about me never being around when the point of us being here is to move, not to dick around with her.
- Asthma is still the most blowing-est disease in the world. Well, relatively speaking, anyway.

We're back in LA now. Picking up the u-haul tomorrow and loading it up. Back to OKC on Friday. Probably back here again in the middle of the week some time to get the animals. What a big pile of shitty von shit-fucks fun.
leujin: (I had a sword)
1. Leave me a casual comment of no particular significance, like a lyric to your current favorite song, or your favorite kind of sandwich, maybe your favorite game. Any remark, meaningless or not.
2. I will respond by asking you five personal questions so I can get to know you better.
3. Update your LJ with the answers to the questions.
4. Include this explanation and offer to ask someone else in your own post.
5. When others respond with a desultory comment, you will ask them five questions.

Questions from [livejournal.com profile] fidgetspin

set 1 )

And now these from [livejournal.com profile] peefy

set 2 )

Moving blows! The end.
leujin: (Destiny)
1057 SW 103rd Terrace
Oklahoma City, OK 73139

That is our new address as of September 1st. Write me letters. We'll have a big party ;P

On that note, moving is a giant pain in the arse. We've been packing most of today and yesterday. Like I said, we cleaned out the hall closet yesterday, got rid of most of the shit that was in there or packed it up, then Liz did the bathroom... shelfy-pantry-mabob. And we got rid of most of the electronics shit (like cables) that we didn't need.

Today was just finding miscellaneous crap and putting it in a box. We still need more boxes. I think now the plan is that Liz is going to go down to Los Alamos on Monday and bring a bunch of clothes to wash, as well as just... a carload of stuff. If there's not stuff, she'll take the animals and my mom'll take care of them while we finish packing.

Jeesum crawl, there's so much to do still in only a week and a half. It's more pain in the ass this time than it was before, because we're not just moving across town. ~.~ Anybody want to buy us boxes and pack all our stuff? It'd help. Because I don't want to do it.

July 2011



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