Thursday, February 4, 2010

It's happening

Right now movers are putting all gazillion pounds of our belongings onto a truck. I'm sitting at work drowing in deadlines. We didn't sleep very much last night. Okay, we haven't really slept this entire week. We're bruised and sore and have tape gun scratches and a permanent case of the dust sneezes and are a tad unsure how all of this stuff is going to fit into our very nice but much smaller DC apartment. The cats are locked in the bathroom, and they are pissed. Did I mention I'm at work, drowning in deadlines with the worst timing in the history of bad deadlines? But we asked for this, and it's still pretty awesome.

Tonight the Champagne Thursday girls are meeting me out for a fun farewell dinner, and while I already warned them that I accidentally packed up all my nice dinner clothes and thus will be wearing a thin cotton dress and hippie boots with dark undereye circles instead of appropriately festive attire, I did not warn them that I'm running on fumes and will be loaded after just one sip of bubbly. Which, now that I think about it, will make for a more entertaining evening...

Tonight we will sleep on an air mattress, and tomorrow after work we leave in the car, packed to the gills with mammals, electronics, and provisions for the week. Friday night: Jackson, MS. Saturday night: Raleigh with the fam. We decided Dan Brown was appropriately brainless suspense for the drive, so the audiobook of his latest thriller set in DC is on tap. We'll leave on Sunday after breakfast, and will be in our new city that afternoon. Oh, and there's a "near-blizzard event" going on there this weekend, by the way. Just for added excitement. With any luck, we can cruise into DC on Sunday afternoon and admire a landscape of calm white snow and still air, collapse on the air mattress in our new place, crack open some beers, and listen to the Superbowl (go Saints!) on the radio, old-school style. And then we wait for our stuff to arrive (it'll take days), and toast a new beginning. Cheers to that.

18 comments:

  1. I'll be loaded with you! Dallas just won't be the same now :(

    I miss you already...

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  2. Even though we have never officially met, I am just so thrilled and BUZZING with excitement for you, Maggie! I can't tell you how much I understand the anticipation Operation: Next Big Step brings, and how happy I am for the 2 of you that a) the wait is over, and b) the results are so phenomenal. Bon Voyage, and cannot wait to read all about the next leg of the adventure!
    xoxo,
    Lulu

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  3. Good luck with the move! I hope everything goes smoothly so y'all can get settled in and explore your new city. :-)

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  4. Oh Maggie, I'm so excited for you. Safe travels!!

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  5. Urban camping begins! Good luck on your deadline- I would adore seeing you loaded (a word my dad always used for drunk by the way) tonight. Soon, my friend.

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  6. Los cambios siempre son a mejor, si se saben aprovechar, y este ademas, es elegido. Encaradlo con animos, buen humor y miles de nuevas experiencias.
    Mucha suerte en vuestra nueva etapa.

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  7. Drive safely! Best of luck. Oh, to be starting a new adventure with a husband by your side. PS. I think we were college classmates. What year (and house)? Pforzheimer, 2002.

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  8. Yay! I'm so excited - and CANNOT WAIT to have you here!

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  9. Congratulations, what a fantastic adventure to embark upon together!!

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  10. So excited for you - I hope you have a wonderful send off. I'm sure I missed something about this, but it seems like you'll be able to keep working even though you're moving which is great. Have a safe trip, use plenty of caffeine and open the windows!

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  11. Safe travels! Don't judge DC based on how we (over)react to snow. =)

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  12. Yay yay yay! Have a great night, a better weekend and an awesome drive. Can't wait for you to be in DC so we can meet up in April!!! Safe travels!

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  13. With 30"+ of snow...there will be NO cruising anywhere within a 100 miles of DC for a week! Find a great B&B and shack up :)

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  14. Your excitement is contagious. May your trip go smoothly and your cats forgive you. Get ready for SNOWMAGEDDEN!

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  15. ugh moving worse than death in a fire of knives. Good luck!!!

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  16. Hope everything went well with the move. How exciting to be starting this new phase in y'alls lives!

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