Or why the cat ate my post.
We woke up to the dulcet beep, beep, beep of the computer power supplies warning us electricity was out. Seems to have been a small outage, involving just two or three houses. Which meant not a big priority.
I was going to write a post, I was. But I couldn’t get on the computer (by the time I was functional, power was completely out) so instead I started doing the final unpacking on my bedroom.
And now my mind is not in a word sort of mood.
Since it’s been that sort of day, let me tell you some things I’ve found out, courtesy of our packers:
-F. Paul Wilson and Kevin J. Anderson write how-to art books. (I’d been wondering where the signed books went!)
-Party hats and new year’s decoration ARE “art supplies.” (I don’t DO performance art)
-A bunch of miscellaneous unsorted laundry is “Sarah’s bedside table.”
-ALL stuff marked for donation MUST be packed in one gigantic box, instead of left behind, where I’d put it, for the thrift store to pick up.
-Other things that must go into a gigantic box include (but aren’t limited to) a disparate series of things ranging from office supplies to books for projects currently under way which had been packed in small boxes and marked “Open ASAP.” The gigantic box will then be marked “storage” and put in the basement.
-Trash cans will be collected and put in a giant box marked “books”(And not MY books, as that could be you know, a review.)
Things movers think are logical:
-The box marked “Tea set, dining room” SHOULD of course go to the files and financial stuff room. OF COURSE.
-box marked “library” should go to my bedroom.
-Box marked “office supplies” should go to my bedroom.
-Box marked “Wall art” should go to my bedroom.
-box marked “storage/basement” should go to my bedroom.
But this is okay because boxes marked “Sarah, winter clothes” should go to basement storage, as should boxes marked “bed clothes”, “pillows” and “catfood.”
One wonders what would happen if a RATIONAL moving company appeared. And yeah, this is the best we’ve ever had… Imagine the worst.