Tuesday, January 15, 2013

It's a New Year...Now Where's My Underwear?

Ironic how I can't even get ONE car in my 3 car garage
Happy New Year!

Fifteen days through this first month of 2013, and the newness has worn off, hasn't it? The pressures of the real world have a way of doing that to you.

My little hiatus went longer than expected. Moving has taken it's toll. I am now surrounded by boxes of various sizes, staring at me everywhere I turn. For six days, I couldn't find my electric shaver, and I started to look a little scary. Nothing's scarier than a big Asian man with a hairy face. And for an Asian, I'm pretty damn harry. TMI, I know.

Moving and then having to somehow find some stuff to pack into a suitcase to fly off to Colorado Springs two days after moving isn't very much fun. My business meeting was fun, and I got to hang out at the US Olympic training facility and meet a bunch of Olympians. Not the kind that shoot lightning bolts, but amazing athletes representing the US. I got to see a men's gymnastics, fencing, and trampoline demo. It was cool! The whole time I was out of town, however, I kept thinking about all the boxes that awaited me at my new home.

But seriously, I was a little under the weather with a bout of bronchitis right around Christmas. Still not 100%, but this special narcotic, um, I mean, cough syrup is helping. The move went well. Stressful, but it took a little over 10 HOURS to do the whole move. All they did was move our stuff. No packing or anything. That's four dudes built like MMA fighters moving your stuff for ten hours.  It's funny how when you start packing, you wrap all your stuff and label the boxes ever so diligently. But by the end, I was literally throwing stuff in boxes and not doing a good job of labeling them. I had one box labeled: Legos and Underwear.

No, not my Legos. And not my underwear. My youngest son's.

Speaking of underwear, mine are somewhere in a box. I thought I put them in with my shaver...

21 comments:

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Maybe they are packed with your cereal?
Moving is always stressful. Hope you dig out under the boxes soon so the cars can finally enter the garage.
And cool you got to see the training facility.

PT Dilloway, Superhero Author said...

I hate to move and I'm just one person. Moving multiple people would really suck. I do usually get to that point where it's 2am the morning before the move and I have to just start cramming stuff in boxes to get it ready. Ugh, so do not want to do that again.

mooderino said...

It's okay, Jay, you can admit they're your legos.

Matthew MacNish said...

I haven't moved in 6 years, but it's always such a hassle. Exciting, but a hassle.

Michael Offutt, Speculative Fiction Author said...

It's been absolutely frigid cold here and to add to that, we have red air quality. I'd hate to be moving and unpacking because I've also taken ill (I think I caught something on the airplane).

Morgan said...

Haha! You've been busy, Jay. Man, thanks for the update! And good luck with everything!

The Desert Rocks said...

I snickered at the TMI but burst into laughter by the Legos and underwear. As the year progresses so will our sense of humor. LOL

Rusty Webb said...

Glad you're moved. If you're like me then it'll be a few years before you've really got everything put up.

Good to see you post again too.

Susan Flett Swiderski said...

UGH! The joys of relocation. We moved into this house in '71, and I don't care if we never ever move again. Last time, my husband's company took care of the whole move, but the next time, we'd be on our own. And trust me, a LOT of stuff can accumulate in 40+ years.

Hope you're feeling better.

Cynthia said...

Hope you feel better soon. Moving is a big chore...You might not need to unpack all of your boxes at once. If you still haven't had to unpack certain boxes after say, a year, you might not really need what's inside.

Tammy Theriault said...

legos and underwear... wow, what a fantastic combo! hopefully they weren't lego built underwear...that would hurt to wear.

farawayeyes said...

Funny!

Glad to see you're back. I recently learned I have to move by 1 February. Not good at all.

Laura Eno said...

Deep breath. One box at a time.:)
Hope you feel better soon.

M Pax said...

I feel for you, Jay. Missed ya!

Hope you find your knickers, and get better.

Christine Rains said...

Things like that are always the last place you look. Or in a place you looked but missed!

Martin Willoughby said...

Been there, done that three times in a year. It's a nightmare.

On the plus side, you soon discover stuff you thought you'd lost.

Peggy Eddleman said...

Wow! Traveling two days after moving? Crazy! And then to be sick during that same time-- no wonder your hiatus went on longer than expected! Unpacking is the worst.

Melanie Schulz said...

Moving sucks, no doubt about it. That's why all five of us are still crammed in this smallish house.

Kelley Lynn said...

Oh man, I feel for ya. I loved last Saturday and then got on a plane and was out of town for the next six days. Moving is NO fun.

Jay Noel said...

I'm going to be buried in the backyard. No more moving!!!

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