I have to move all my worldly belongings ... up two floors.
Ying has purchased the apartment (now condominium) unit that we live in
(#1203). As part of that package we are getting some renovations done.
However, in order to do those renovations, we've got to move out. The
management office has provided us with a second unit to live in for the
duration (#1603). However, we still have to schlep our stuff up the elevator
and back down again.
Here's what's happening. This weekend (mostly on saturday, but depending on
who can come and when, maybe sunday too), my friends, whoever they may be,
and I, will move lots of boxes and furniture and random crap up 4 stories
with the help of a small-furniture-sized elevator. There will be laying of
ethernet cable. There will be much rejoicing.
Are you my friend? Because if you are, you will be here, helping me to
prevent a triple hernia from moving two thousand pounds of books by myself.
The aforementioned sad news has Ying flown out to Dallas this week, and
possibly NYC the next; she won't be able to help with the move.
In all seriousness this is more of an excuse to get together (since we have
two whole apartments to hold people!) than a huge amount of work. Our stuff
is mostly in boxes already, we don't have much furniture, and there are no
stairs to negotiate. If a few people show up, we should make short work of
it. Considering that there is labor involved though, I do plan to provide
food and refreshment of some variety for whoever shows up.
Do you have to get on a train or bus to get here? No problem! I don't think
they're keeping track of who is in what apartments too carefully. I bet
easily 3 people could stay here over the weekend and the office wouldn't