the day the movers came. [kind of].

[prologue: on Thursday evening, [J] & I got our favorite people together and had a “goodbye/see ya later” party. we are so grateful & blessed to have met such amazing people, who will be lifelong friends. we will miss them all, a lot. it’s not goodbye, just see you later].

so … we were a tad “under the weather” [ahem: hungover] when we woke up friday morning. ugh! good morning moving day, I feel AWFUL. but duty called I had no choice ..

what we woke up to. [so daunting].

what happens when you move 830 miles on Friday the 13th [we found out many unforeseen things issues]:

  • the “movers” [friends of a friend] were late. unforeseen traffic & truck rental problems.
  • the hangover …[self-inflicted, I’m aware].
  • oh and the best, the amount lack of space in the trailer & truck ..

basically ..we filled up the trailer & truck bed in NO time. looked around our apartment, and EFFFF wasn’t empty [which is usually the hope when the movers are filled up]. what happened next went like this:

  • $h!T, %u0k, #%*^, @$#& [oh yeah, a whole slew of profanity].
  • call to cargo van rental co.
  • rent a cargo van for saturday, april 14th.
  • cancel two [extra-leg room] jetblue flights to chicago.
  • come to terms we will be driving 830 miles [vs the original plan: two hour flight].
  • CALL IT A DAY. And we’re off to the W for the night

[J] eating the new freedom tower (WTC building).

hellllllllo W hoboken. & amazing views of the hudson + manhattan from our room.

pre-nap. [hot dang: I told you it was a long day ..]


a bit sad we won’t be moving to chicago via airplane, the original plan. [making 830 miles into 2.5 hours]. BUT “chapter NYC” has been an amazing ADVENTURE, so it’s just necessary for it to go out with a bang!!

today: load up our dang cargo van. “move-out clean” our apartment. wave goodbye. shed a couple inevitable tears. hit the road jack ..we have 830 miles/14 hours to cover.

I loved you New York City. you’ve helped me grow. [& taught me so much].

I will miss you. but …

brrrring on chapter chicago .. :)


About chelset

Born and raised Iowan ..uprooting my life and moving to the big city. Many adjustments will be made along the way ..but what's life without some risk?
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One Response to the day the movers came. [kind of].

  1. Tami Cahill says:

    It didn’t even dawn on me,
    My company could have moved you guys and saved you all that headache, minus the hangover. Oh well, I hope you guys have safe travels and get to Chicago safe and sound. Good luck with everything and let us know when you know your new address.

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