Sunday, March 11, 2007

Checking in

Life lately has been pretty much same-old, same-old. Not much blogworthy going on. I'm in the middle of packing. Every night this week I successfully procrastinated. Go me! So yesterday I hunkered down and got busy. Since I saved all the boxes and packing materials from the last time I moved (and the time before that, and the time before that), it's a pretty straightforward process. The boxes are already labeled, so I just have to fill them with the right contents. I'm hoping that this will be the last move for at least five years. With the exception of my childhood home, I've never lived somewhere longer than three years. So it will be nice to really feel settled.

I haven't traveled much for work lately. My first trip since January was Tuesday. I flew into Philadelphia and did a training in Delaware. It was a one-dayer (fly up and back in the same day) so there wasn't any time to sightsee. But the weather was lovely. Oh, and I got to rent a Ford Fusion. It had 7.5 miles on it! That's the newest car I've ever driven. I requested the Fusion because I'd been hearing about how it is so great to drive--from the commercials, from my brother, etc. It does indeed corner well (yee-haw!), but I found the acceleration a little sluggish. And I didn't much care for the layout of the stereo and climate control panel. It might be simply because I'm used to it, but I think the Accord has the best layout available. It's always a pleasure to return to my own car and be reminded of how much I love it.

One thing that has taken up a lot of my time lately is shopping for furniture on Craigslist. Every evening I go through all the new postings and bookmark the things I'm interested in. Of course, I shouldn't go buy anything until after I move in, so it's basically just for fun. There's a ton of crap out there, and it's funny to see the postings over and over again with the price going lower and lower. I think this guy would be lucky if he could GIVE his couch away:

It's hideous!!

But there is also a lot of good stuff, and since I only have furniture for one bedroom, a family room, and a kitchen, and my new house has two more bedrooms, a formal living room, a dining room, and a patio, I am in need of furnishings!

You could totally furnish a whole house for pennies on the dollar! Check it out:

I hope some of these things are still available in two weeks. If not, my theory will be that I didn't want it anyway....

My favorite post today: A red and gold pinstripe couch and matching plaid chair, with no price listed. The ad reads: "Make an offer, or willing to trade for long haired Chihuahua puppy." What the?


  1. Man, that sofa is UUUUUUG-LEEEEE!! Have fun packing ;-)

  2. I am laughing right now because before I read what you had to say about that couch I thought maybe you had bought it and I was gonna say...... recover!!! I know you would not buy something that ugly, but I was trying to be optimistic that it could look better with a little TLC. The other furniture is pretty. I am sure you will find lovely things for your new house at just the right time.