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Professional help

Sunday, August 22nd, 2021 Alive 18,380 days

A shelf that belongs to Constellation Apartments

Unpacking my stuff today, I was reminded of another good reason to hire a packing service when youʼre moving: Comedic value.

Every time Iʼve hired a company to pack my stuff to move, something has happened that just made me shake my head. Usually, itʼs caused by the packersʼ fear that they might forget to pack something.

When I moved from Houston to Chicago, the packing company packed my garbage, so that when I arrived in the Windy City, I had a nice stinking garbage can all ready to be emptied.

This time, the packing company actually packed the shelves from the cabinets in my kitchen. Iʼm not sure what Iʼm going to do with them in my new place, because theyʼre the wrong size for the cabinets here.

My old apartment building can have them back, if it wants. It just has to pay for the postage.

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If you need some help, Iʼll be asleep

Friday, August 20th, 2021 Alive 18,378 days

Annie observing from on high

Annie has found a safe location from which to observe the Grand Unpacking of All the Things.

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Such great heights

Monday, August 2nd, 2021 Alive 18,360 days

Annie sleeping on a pile of furniture

After a busy day surveying the packing of all of our things, Annie snoozes high atop the pile of stuff in our living room.

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Traveling solo

Friday, July 30th, 2021 Alive 18,357 days

Queequeg loaded onto a transport trailer

Darcieʼs car has to ride in the back of the bus.

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Stop moving

Saturday, July 3rd, 2021 Alive 18,330 days

It's funny how finding an apartment has changed so much from the days when I'd roll into a city with all of my possessions in the back of my pick-up truck and drive around looking for For Rent signs.

Now it's all online with pictures, and virtual reality tours, and instant approval options. Not that the instant approvals help us.

Most people get approved for an apartment in 15 minutes. It typically takes us a week, because the background check services have to look us up in each of the dozen states in which we've lived. Unnecessary stress and delay.

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Friday, March 6th, 2020 Alive 17,846 days

Right now, in preparation for our move in two months, Darcie is using a vintage Polaroid to take pictures of each pair of her shoes.

Itʼs pretty much the most Darcie thing Iʼve seen in a long time.

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