Between packing, moving, unpacking, getting internet, and not feeling 100% (I blame moving in the cold, wet, rain- it *did not* feel like May the weekend we moved in), I’ve been MIA for the past week or so. Sorry I’m not sorry.
On Friday, I woke up early and ran an easy 3 around the neighborhood- my first after the May Day Half Marathon (May 1). It was a surreal run knowing it would be my last run around that neighborhood as a resident. I won’t miss that townhouse- at least not the paper thin walls and lack of storage- or the bad drainage problem that causes the road to look like the Charleston Mega Mud Run Course every time it rains.
After running, showering, and breakfast, we headed to the house at 10:30 for our final walkthrough, then off to the lawyer’s office for closing. The closing actually wasn’t so bad- just remember how you have to sign your name or initials on all the documents, especially if you go by a middle name or double name or you’re like me and people aren’t quite sure what your last name is. The law firm also had complimentary soda and coffee so there was really no reason to forget when you’re caffeinated.
We closed, got our keys and garage door openers (I feel like Homer Simpson when I pull into it), then headed off to Ladle’s Soups for lunch because by then it was about 2:00 and we were pretty famished. I had the grilled fruit salad (the fruit was bananas… grilled bananas are delicious) and Clay had a sandwich on pretzel bread that looked really good.
We ate at Ladle’s when we came to Charleston last year to look at apartments so it’s like a little tradition for us. Plus it’s cheap, close, convenient, and tasty- and free wifi. Score.
Saturday was moving. All day long. It drizzled rain off and on and we had a couple guys and friends with trucks help. Our fridge was delivered and I unpacked while the guys moved stuff, and on Sunday, the guys made a few more loads and I unpacked more. Fortunately, the townhouse is only about 4 miles down the road, so we didn’t have to rent a Uhaul or hire movers, but I wish we had a Uhaul or box truck because it rained like crazy and was cold on Sunday. It did not feel like May in South Carolina- it felt more like winter.
And with wacky weather comes feeling under the weather…
Anyway- despite the cold, wet, sore, feelings and lack of water for two days, all is well here! Since you’ve read this long, here are some moving pictures to enjoy. Everyone told me on Facebook to post pictures, and it’s not like my home is elaborately unpacked and set up yet, so don’t mind the boxes and randomness. Don’t lie, you know you clean up to take pictures for the internet.
The first thing we did was mark our territory. We had to let the neighborhood know that USC fans moved in.
We always have to take this picture. Always.
Wiped out and wearing sweats in May. I thought this was the South…
Kitchen. I displayed the shot glasses from our 2011 Freedom of the Seas cruise in the window. I never even unpacked them after we moved from Florence, so it was fun reliving the vacation from two years ago. That was one amazing honeymoon…
Keurig is all set up. Priorities.
Our almost empty pantry. All of our food fits in two corners. Even if I go extreme couponer crazy with getting free cereal (it happens!), I think we’ll be okay.
Our little dining room table looks pitiful.
Living room in progress.
Home office. The previous owners conveniently left some nails above the desk, so the race numbers have returned (when I worked in the ACS office, I had them lined up on my cubicle wall, but I won’t do that in my house).
Medals will be hanging eventually. Between placing in races or doing half marathons where you get finisher medals, I have to decide which ones are “worthy” enough to go on the wall.
That’s right, I rock a 2005 home and a 2001 car.