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Moving Karma Cash-In, Or Behold My Cunning Plan [Feb. 24th, 2010|10:59 pm]
Beemer
So we're moving!

...Next weekend!

(Not this coming weekend -- in about, um. 10 days. Organized? Us? Ahahahahahaha.)

I'm closing on the house the afternoon of Friday, the 5th. The 6th will be Finish Packing Things day, and on the 7th we'll translate everything six miles east and south to our new place. Easy-peasey!

Well, that's the plan, at any rate. Because of course there are complications.

Robb's mother's apartment building has just been foreclosed out from under her. Which means that she needs help moving, too, and Robb needs to get all his stuff from her place. Like now.

So next Wednesday morning, he and Greg are hopping on a plane to Boise. From there, they will rent a car one-way to Idaho Falls, spend a couple days visiting his mom & helping her move, then put all his stuff and two cats into a one-way rental truck and drive to Denver, arriving (we hope) just in time for us to have use of the truck for the move from apartment to house.

Oh, and somewhere in there we need to empty out the storage unit. (ohmygodwehavesomuchstuff)

So any locals with whom I have moving karma built-up, if you're available that weekend to help out with any of this, that would be awesome. SUPER-awesome.

There will, of course, be pizza and whatnot. And you'll get to see our house! I bribe you with food, come lug my furniture up stairs!

I'm sure it'll all go smooth as butter. Really it will.

ETA: Help would be appreciated both for packing on Saturday and moving on Sunday. (Note that the plan is still somewhat uncertain; if everything's packed early, I'll probably start moving boxes on Saturday. I will keep everyone posted!)
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[User Picture]From: thedragonweaver
2010-02-25 06:12 am (UTC)
Remember, it's okay to have a "dump room" or staging room, just to move stuff in. But make sure you CLEARLY label stuff you need right away. Which will include shower supplies, paper towels, and cleaning stuff. As well as kitchen stuff.

Is this a direct sale (not foreclosure?) We had to wait twenty days to get our keys after closing, so it seems weird (though actually it's more common) to get the keys at closing.
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[User Picture]From: dr_tectonic
2010-02-25 01:48 pm (UTC)
The house is unoccupied and corporation-owned, so it's "quick possession".
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From: pocketbearwa
2010-02-25 06:30 am (UTC)
If I could, I'd fly back out NEXT weekend and help! Moving sucks; it's always better to have more hands than you could possibly count.
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[User Picture]From: dr_tectonic
2010-02-27 12:42 am (UTC)
Well, thank you sir!

Yes. Never underestimate the power of vast numbers of willing minions.
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[User Picture]From: flwyd
2010-02-25 06:38 am (UTC)
I could probably help pack on the 6th. Also, I have between a dozen and a score boxes I haven't gotten around to recycling yet.
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[User Picture]From: dr_tectonic
2010-02-25 01:51 pm (UTC)
Awesome! We would be delighted to reduce your need to recycle boxes by reusing them. When would be convenient for us to get them from you?
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[User Picture]From: srotu27
2010-02-25 06:40 am (UTC)
I can help. I can. I have plans both Saturday and Sunday evenings, but I can help during the day. My preference is Saturday (I also have church Sunday), but I'll come when you need me. Is Saturday an option? (I can't tell if you need help putting things in boxes or when the storage thing is happening or when the truck gets unloaded and reloaded), but IOU, so I'm up for whatever. Just let me know and I'm in.
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[User Picture]From: srotu27
2010-02-25 06:43 am (UTC)
Oh, and if you need boxes, we have a mailroom @ work. There are always clean boxes and I can start collecting for you, I just assumed that your need for boxes might expire before I actually saw you.
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[User Picture]From: melted_snowball
2010-02-25 10:08 am (UTC)
Gah. So the postcard I sent you yesterday from Germany may not even get there on time? Yikes!

Good luck. I don't have much else to offer, but you have my good toughts.

Er, thoughts. Yeah. That.
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[User Picture]From: dr_tectonic
2010-02-27 12:42 am (UTC)
Thanks!
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[User Picture]From: navrins
2010-02-25 01:40 pm (UTC)
If it were this weekend, I potentially could help you move, not that I would have time because I'm only in Denver for two days, one of which will be taken up by interviews and the other with MOUNTAINS! (which I haven't seen in over ten years).

But if there's anything in particular I ought to try to make time to see or do in the brief time I'm going to be there, do let me know.
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[User Picture]From: dr_tectonic
2010-02-27 12:43 am (UTC)
You should see mountains and whichever school you're visiting. (Though I imaginet that at this point, probably just the latter will count as a victory...)
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[User Picture]From: k8cre8
2010-02-25 03:33 pm (UTC)
You are moving on Jerry's b-day? Wow. Okay.

So, I should be able to help on the 7th. The 6th is Zombie night.

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[User Picture]From: k8cre8
2010-02-25 03:36 pm (UTC)
Oh! And on the box front: Try maybe the dumpster nearest the CU or FRCC bookstore. I got boxes for my move from ACC's analogous dumpster, and those are the best boxes ever. Small and sturdy, as they are meant for shipping books, they're the perfect size for a box load.
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[User Picture]From: annlarimer
2010-02-25 04:47 pm (UTC)
I'm trying to imagine lifting heavy shit at that altitude, and it makes my veins hurt. D:
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[User Picture]From: flwyd
2010-02-26 03:54 am (UTC)
On the plus side, there's less air resistance while you're carrying them.
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[User Picture]From: detailbear
2010-02-25 06:24 pm (UTC)
Obviously, I can't get there from here, so....

*runs around with arms in the air going "aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah"* until out of breath*

There. That's taken care of for you.

Hope you're taking the 8th off to do Driver's Licenses, phones, etc.

Good Luck.
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[User Picture]From: dr_tectonic
2010-02-25 06:28 pm (UTC)
Thank you! Very helpful. :)

I'm going to do the utility change-overs next week, and just schedule them in advance. The rest of it can happen later...
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[User Picture]From: derbiser
2010-02-25 06:53 pm (UTC)
I can help Saturday and/or Sunday. Just let me know the details. Goobermunch is, sadly, out of commission for lifting of anything.
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[User Picture]From: dr_tectonic
2010-02-27 12:43 am (UTC)
Woot! Details shall be forthcoming.

Once we figure them out a bit more...
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[User Picture]From: dr_tectonic
2010-02-27 12:45 am (UTC)
That's okay. In a few weeks, we'll get you to come help us with the things we still haven't unpacked. ;)
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[User Picture]From: musikub
2010-02-25 10:22 pm (UTC)
I can certainly help with the Moving Of Things on Sunday the 7th, I have no plans that day. I may even bring additional help. :) Poor upper body strength = not good at moving heavy furniture, but I'll do whatever I can.
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[User Picture]From: dr_tectonic
2010-02-27 12:43 am (UTC)
Hooray! Thanks!
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[User Picture]From: mahannie57
2010-02-27 05:45 am (UTC)
Count me in! Being as that Saturday is my birthday, probably Saturday nite is out for me, but I can do the morning, and most of the afternoon. Sunday is totally open.
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[User Picture]From: dr_tectonic
2010-02-27 06:16 am (UTC)
Woot! Thanks, Mel!
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