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First real update from Maryland


Moving is a lot of work! :)

I do want to post a synopsis of last week's moving extravaganza, but it'll have to wait. The one thing I want to say is a huge THANK YOU to minotaurs and magus_nascitur for leaping to my rescue and helping me pack to get out of San Diego on time, as I was woefully, sadly and pathetically behind schedule and would never have gotten all my crap ready to go without their help. Plus, they and adventdragon are helping me even now that I'm gone with a few things I didn't get to in time. Thanks, guys! I really couldn't ask for better friends, and I really, really, really owe you big time.

We arrived Monday afternoon, after having little or, in my case, no sleep at all, so needless to say most of the plane ride was spent sleeping. Q's friend Edward picked us up, we got something to eat, then got his car and headed back to Lexington Park, where we promptly crashed after figuring out how to turn the gas and water back on (his roommates/landlords are away on vacation and shut everything off).

Tuesday Q went back to work and I spent the day getting his computer up and running (the router was turned off, too, plus his computer was rather virus infested, and having some recent experience I was able to clean everything up, and learned a few new tricks in the process). We had our first fabulous dinner together at Bob Evans. :)

Wednesday I spent time starting my list of things to do, and it's rather extensive. A few highlights:

  • Get a job
  • Apply for unemployment (hey, it's worth a shot, and someone told me moving out of state may qualify me)
  • Secure a place to live (we'll find out tomorrow if I can stay here or not, and if not we'll find someplace temporarily [Q has a lead at work], or I move in with Mom until we get a house)
  • Work on the art pimping biz
  • Get a new drivers license (mine expired on my birthday and I didn't even know it)
  • About a million other little things I'll think of as I go along
I did apply for UI online, cancelled my car insurance (buddykat bought my car before I left), bought a wireless card for my laptop, talked to magus_nascitur and adventdragon about the disposition of what's left of my stuff at the house, and started looking into local storage places since my stuff has arrived by train (already!).

Of course I can't post and not say how wonderful it is to be here finally. Q has been a trooper through it all, even when he was annoyed with me, and we are soooooooo happy to be together finally (even though we're ready to kill each other about every 5 minutes, but that's normal, right? RIGHT?). And to top it all off he got me a few belated birthday presents - namely seasons 4 & 5 of Babylon 5 which I was missing (this after getting me the first 3 seasons and the movies), plus the box set of Crusade, and one of my favorite movies, A Simple Plan. Wow. He's such a wonderful boyfriend. (Well, except for the fact that he's about to make me sing karaoke on the system he bought in Iraq. I'm DOOMED!)

More later, but wanted to update. Lots to do! And I miss San Diego and all my friends there already. Foo.

Comments

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minotaurs
Nov. 4th, 2005 04:00 am (UTC)
I'm sorry - who are you? And what are you doing on my flist?
esprix
Nov. 4th, 2005 04:03 am (UTC)
THE HOLOCAUST!
buddykat
Nov. 4th, 2005 04:11 am (UTC)
And to top it all off he got me a few belated birthday presents - namely seasons 4 & 5 of Babylon 5 which I was missing (this after getting me the first 3 seasons and the movies), plus the box set of Crusade, and one of my favorite movies, A Simple Plan. Wow. He's such a wonderful boyfriend.

Yes, yes he is a wonderful boyfriend. It's a good thing you are now on the other side of the country.... I'd be stealing those B5 and Crusade dvds otherwise. Heck, if I had known about them before you left, you might be looking for them until you came back to San Diego! ;-)
galtine1
Nov. 4th, 2005 04:50 am (UTC)
cancelled my car insurance (buddykat bought my car before I left)

Ummmmm, did you at least keep driver insurance? If not, you may have a problem/pay more when getting new insurance with a new car because you are not continuously covered.

Just something to be aware of.
esprix
Nov. 4th, 2005 05:25 am (UTC)
Already talked to them about that, and they said I was cool.
galtine1
Nov. 4th, 2005 05:38 am (UTC)
Whew, I was worried. Ins. Cos. can be really dumb about these things.

And I'm glad that it's working out for Stacey, too!!

Wheeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!!
esprix
Nov. 4th, 2005 05:10 pm (UTC)
I specifically talked to them about it since it's what I did when I moved from PA to CA, and they said it wouldn't make a difference, so hopefully they really DO know what they're talking about. :)
esprix
Nov. 4th, 2005 05:11 pm (UTC)
Oh, and I'm glad I could help Stacey out, too. Win-win for both of us.
buddykat
Nov. 4th, 2005 05:52 am (UTC)
We had our first fabulous dinner together at Bob Evans. :)

Oh, and did I mention that I hate you? I *loved* Bob Evans when I was in Columbus, and I *really* wish that they had them out here in San Diego.
esprix
Nov. 4th, 2005 05:11 pm (UTC)
My parents used to love them, too. The only thing that comes close is IHOP. And so inexpensive!
buddykat
Nov. 4th, 2005 06:23 pm (UTC)
The only thing that comes close is IHOP.

IHOP's quality has gone *way* downhill over the years. They've got nothing on Bob Evans. And yes, *very* inexpensive! When I was in Columbus, some of the friends that were also there said that it was because Bob Evans has their own farms, and all of their food is *fresh*, never frozen, and they won't put any of their restaurants more then a day's drive away from one of their farms. Which means it's going to be a Really Long Time before they get to CA, if ever!
akirashima
Nov. 4th, 2005 01:50 pm (UTC)
Work on the art pimping biz

wow you're closer now
and this is a thinly vieled threat isn't it?
esprix
Nov. 4th, 2005 05:11 pm (UTC)
Not very thinly veiled at all, dear. HOP TO IT! :P

(I'll be in touch)
suba_al_hadid
Nov. 4th, 2005 03:02 pm (UTC)
Whoopee! What fabulous birthday presents!





Can I borrow them?

(hee!)
Glad to hear things are moving along :)
esprix
Nov. 4th, 2005 05:12 pm (UTC)
Once I watch them, sure! :D
suba_al_hadid
Nov. 4th, 2005 05:37 pm (UTC)
Whoo hoo! ~happy dance~
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esprix
Nov. 4th, 2005 05:12 pm (UTC)
When's the big day?
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esprix
Nov. 4th, 2005 06:03 pm (UTC)
So they're both moving out at the same time?
cczernia
Nov. 4th, 2005 06:13 pm (UTC)
Yep, we have to by out before Dec 1st. Not quite moving across the country but good enough.
glittercat13
Nov. 16th, 2005 09:27 pm (UTC)
Yay!!! for you.

And, (((((*H*U*G*S*))))) to you both (with teh glitter, of course!)

And, phooey! Miss you. Both. Already.

*sigh*
esprix
Nov. 16th, 2005 10:27 pm (UTC)
We're glad we got to see you before we left (although we missed Darrel). Did you see the pictures?
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