Thursday, February 21, 2008

...and that's how it gets done.

3 wiry young guys who've never heard the words "back strain" + 70 minutes = 1 empty truck.


(PS: Dear Roomie,

If you read this at work, you'll be pleased to know that the dining room ceiling is the same distance from the floor as it was this morning. No book-related seismic activity has occurred.

-T.)

UPDATE: ...and with the return of the truck to U-Haul, the _Burning Money_ light (as Matt so eloquently phrased it) has gone out and my blood pressure can begin its slow spiral back down to normal. Despite my fears, the truck we rented was new-ish, clean, and un-busted. Plus, they let me slide on a day's worth of overage fees because of the weather and the fact that I looked very Southern and bewildered in the snow. Mad props to U-Haul in both Lenoir City, TN, and Indy, as well as All The Right Moves movers for helping keep the unavoidable suckage of moving to an absolute minimum. Thanks, y'all! :)

12 comments:

Roberta X said...

Yayy!

(Verficatory word: "vqmius." About how I felt, fretting. You have a lot of books!)

The Duck said...

congrats

DirtCrashr said...

wiry = bend not break. It's all about the stomach muscles, but you have to let the back inflammation just heal and go away.

Matt G said...

DirtCrashr, in this case I would submit that Tamara lifted with the muscle betwixt her ears.

phlegmfatale said...

WOOHOO! Congrats on an end to an odious task!

Anonymous said...

So how about that getting old thing?

staghounds said...

Just because you let them unload your truck doesn't mean they owe you anything!!!

Or something like that...

(Verficatory word: "ffpiqmh". What all the firemen said when she told them "I just need three...

The fire hall is a good source of last minute wymwnhtwbs.)

AndyJ said...

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http://www.gunfax.com/showlist.htm

Ben said...

Glad you got through it. Looks like you even had time to post many thoughts today as well.

Now, I believe it's time to relax, settle in, and enjoy a tasty beverage.

pignock said...

congrats and welcome to your new home... when is the housewarming party? ;)

keith

Old Grouch said...

Offline for a couple of days, and I miss all the fun... Glad you're finally moved in, sorry about the back, welcome to snowy Indiana.

DirtCrashr said...

But even wire can get fatigued, just ask Z-Deb.
Having had a lousy back for quite a while, I meant the stomach muscles support the back muscles and they're both part of the get-well plan - which once it's torqued takes about five days to settle-down. After the inflammation subsides then take up stretching and light exercise.