April 24th, 2004

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A bit down. I'm not quite sure why. I have some slight idea, but that, too, may be just a symptom. Whatever.

Posting from Mishawaka, Indiana, at the library near my mom's house. The library is open until 6 (7 Eastern) today, so I'll likely make it back at least once to check email and LJ again. The library is closed tomorrow, though, and I'm leaving first thing Monday morning, so I likely won't check anything after today until Tuesday at work. If for some reason you need to contact me, I have my cell phone with me.

We picked up the truck this morning. It's 25 feet long. She really could have gotten by with a smaller truck, but whatever. She seems pretty grateful that I'm here to drive it, since she said she would have been very nervous driving it. I've driven moving trucks from coast to coast (although it was in two moves) and for some local moves. No big deal. I'm not really looking forward to Monday, though. Probably 11 or 12 hours on the road (can't go as fast in the truck as I would in a car), and I'll likely do all of the driving. I just want to be home, and I want things there to be how I want them.

And I want another week off from work. Blah. Blah. Blah. Blah. And blah. I hope I feel better by the time I get back.
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Went back to my mom's and took a nap. I actually slept for quite a while, which was good. I also spent a considerable amount of time in bed mostly awake listening to the packing tape being taken off the roll. As I slept, my mom finished packing most of the rest of the hosue. We were planning on doing all of the loading of the truck tomorrow, but the forecast looks rainy (and it now looks like it might even start raining early this evening). So I'm going to start loading some boxes tonight. We'll see how that goes.

Getting hungry. I had biscuits and gravy at a diner near my mom's for breakfast this morning. I should make that for myself. I just need to figure out how to make that kind of sausage gravy.

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Loaded up most of the boxes. A friend of my mom helped take the table apart. He used to be a mover, so he's full of good advice, which is nice. I'm sure we could have done okay without his advice, but things will go a lot smoother because of it.

I decided I would come to the library one last time today before it closes. I stepped outside and noticed that it had started to sprinkle. I let my mom know. She said I could use the car if I wanted. To go two blocks. Literally two blocks. Two short blocks. I walk farther every morning to get to the bus stop. I really don't understand.

Hungry. I still haven't eaten anything since breakfast, but we're going out within an hour or so, so I guess I'll be fine. Actually, I was a lot hungrier earlier.

Some things I wanted to note (I really should have been writing things down during the trip):
  • The Sky Mall catalog is full of wondrous things. One particular item of note was your very own branding iron. You're supposed to use it to brand your steaks on the grill. The initials of the one in the catalog were, I shit you not, GWB. I have to remember to grab a copy of the catalog on my flight home.
  • I bought food on the drive out here and got a nickel in change. The back of the nickel had a design commemorating the Louisiana Purchase. How cool is that? I didn't know they were making any special coins other than the state quarters.
  • I like taking pictures of clouds. I think I am going to take a bunch of cloud pictures, pick my favorite ones, get them enlarged, and hang them all over the walls of the small bedroom in my house. Or maybe along the stairs. If I don't do that for the stairs, someone remind me that I want to put something there, either a mural or a collage of photos.

I'm sure there were more things, but I forget them now.

Visiting a smaller town really makes me appreciate living in Boston even more than I already do. I think I might like to travel a little more than I currently do, though, if for no other reason than to have interesting places to take pictures. I wish I felt more like taking pictures right now.