Monday, August 08, 2005

Arrivals

Meredith and I arrived safely. So did our stuff, for the most part. The furniture had dings and a few glass items were broken, but for the most part nothing was lost. I've now got all my utilities up and running. We are, however, completely broke. Moving's so gosh darn expensive! I must say, that I am glad I wasn't driving the truck. The last time I moved across the country, I drove a Ryder truck towing my own truck behind from Arizona to Pennsylvania. I'd wake up every day feeling completely stressed out. It wasn't so bad for me this time, though I think Meredith was a bit overwhelmed.

And as for the Pacific Northwest. . . it's beautiful and sunny. I can see the mountains in the distance and there's a nice cool breeze blowing through the windows.

I'll write more soon.

13 comments:

Neil Aitken said...

Hey Oliver -- Welcome to the West Coast :) Glad to hear the move went relatively smoothly. Looking forward to hearing more.

jeannine said...

Congrats on making it up to the NW all in one piece! Welcome. Let us know when your first reading in Seattle is, so we can show up and clap loudly :)

Rebecca Mabanglo-Mayor said...

HappyHappyJoyJoy!

Glad you made it all safe and sound! Welcome to the Great NW!

Artichoke Heart said...

Moving cross-country is always very taxing/stressful--so glad to hear you made it relatively unscathed. I've obviously missed out on some key reading here, but I'm assuming you have new position? Hopefully someplace really wonderful? Congrats!

Oliver de la Paz said...

Thanks all!

C. Dale said...

Glad to hear you made it safely. Was beginning to worry. Welcome to the West!

Suzanne said...

You made it! :-)

RomeHater said...

I think that makes half of the Utica bloggers from the beginning of the year that are no longer in Utica. Oh, how I envy you.

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Charles said...

You're alive--hooray! Happy arrival.

Sisyphus Walking said...

Oliver,
Glad you made it safely to the wild West. Having just moved myself, I can certainly understand your not wanting to drive the Ryder truck. It was hell to maneuver that thing in downtown Baltimore. All the best, Ryan

Anonymous Poet said...

Yay!

barbara jane said...

odlp! good to hear you have arrived safely. and isn't it *nice* to be out west again! welcome back!