Last Tuesday the brakes finally went on the truck, which pushed the car-buying process into high gear. I took Wednesday off, made a ton of phone calls, and got all my ducks in a row. Thursday and Friday a co-worker took me to work.
Friday night I made it back to the house, having been delayed finishing up since Tuesday. Quincy had said his new tenant might be moving in some stuff last weekend, so I wanted to put all the stuff I still had to move out into one space so they'd know what not to touch.
Saturday I had the truck towed to the dealership and signed the paperwork on my new Nissan Cube. He matched the lowest price I could find, but tacked on a few things I'd hoped he wouldn't, and didn't give me as much for my truck as I could have gotten if I sold it, and the payments were a tad higher than I'd hoped for, but all in all this really was the car I wanted, and I'm happy with it. It's nice to have a reliable vehicle, especially since I drove it home in a snowstorm. (Well, that was after I got a parking ticket while I was having dinner. Who still has parking meters at 9:00 p.m. on a Saturday night? Bethesda, that's who.)
I went back over to the house Sunday and moved more stuff, and then more on Monday. Tuesday I cleared out what I wanted from the garage (mostly stuff from Dad). Wednesday I ran errands, then last night I went for what little I was taking from the attic (mostly stuff I'm really just going to sort through and throw away, and a little bit of the Christmas decorations, mostly stuff that Mom made). We were also having an electronics trash day on campus today, so I grabbed a few things to be disposed of. Since that was basically the last of it, I said goodbye to the house and left; as of today, it's no longer my house anymore.
This weekend will be fun. I'm going to skip gaming tonight so I can go home and take care of a few things before I drive to Frederick, and then tomorrow I'm doing a Virginia wine tour with Sev and Matt (Pennsic friends) and some of their friends. Apparently I need to come back Saturday night because they're calling for snow on Sunday.
My back is absolutely killing me and I'm feeling a little down, but I've got a lot of stuff to keep me busy, and I know this weekend will be a blast. :)