This post is basically just a wrap up of the past few day's events as it's been a week since I've written anything.
I've said it before, and I'll say it again: Moving SUCKS.
I'm all done now (but still don't have internet access at my new place, hanging out at TLC's for now), but getting there has been a total PITA. I was supposed to have a 20' truck rented all day Saturday, but that ended up falling through due to reasons I won't get into. Fortunately TLC's brother offered up his pickup truck to help out, unfortunately it's a whole lot smaller than a 20' truck...with a 20' truck it would have been 1 (maybe 2) trips, it ended up being 10 with the pickup. My best friend and I started around 9PM on Saturday, and finished up at 9AM Sunday morning. Bear in mind I had been up since 8AM the previous day, and even after finishing the move I had to go back to my old place to clean up. It ended up being a 36 hour day, and unfortunately we couldn't figure out how to take my beloved desk apart, so I had to get rid of it. I needed a new desk anyways. I'm still catching up on sleep.
So I'm all moved in and am in the process of figuring out where to put everything...I lost about 100 sq ft so it's gonna be a tight fit, but I'll be able to make it work with a little elbow grease and creativity. I'm on a (well earned) vacation right now, so it'll have to wait.
In other quite troubling news, right now appears to be a really bad time to have a dog amongst myself, family, and friends. As you all know, my guy is quite sick (and is getting worse with each passing day...another post though). TLC's girl is also a little sick, but even worse, both
of my Mother's dogs died earlier this morning. She's out of town visiting her fiance's family and had them boarded up...granted, neither one of them are spring chickens (Gidget is a Cairn Terrier, aged 13, and Bilbo is a Yorkie, aged 10). They've both had longstanding health issues, especially the Yorkie who is seizure prone, but Gidget just recently started having some kidney problems. Apparently she went into full organ failure around 9AM (and of course never recovered), and then due to the stress of that, Bilbo had a huge seizure which he never recovered from...but the vets aren't sure. They were sharing a cage at the boarders, once Gidget started having her attack, they took her out to the emergency room...when they came back Bilbo was already gone so they assume that's what happened. Regardless, this is a huge blow...we've had both of them since they were puppies, and to lose both of them on the same day when neither one of us were present is very upsetting. I'm sure the vets did everything they could though.
So yeah, some very strange times around here lately. I guess when it rains it pours.