Day: December 8, 2005

The Move

It was Wednesday. First thing in the morning, the phone is disconnected not to be used until the move is over. I go to the gym (thanks, J.P. for the class!) and get back home, just to find a message telling me the guys are going to start moving me around lunch time.

I continue packing, labeling, framing. I put stuff in one corner if I don’t want the movers to take it because it’s too fragile. Then the call comes in, and the three guys from Delancey Street Movers come in. They were the most professional and just plain nice movers I have ever dealt with – so much so that I still remember their names: Edwin, John, and Arturo (who goes by Art).

We got the truck loaded in under three hours – the stuff in the loft was the hardest to get out. We drive out to the house and unload everything. I should have probably planned the moving out better: in the end, I let them plop the furniture where it was convenient and now I’ll have to have people help me move the stuff in.


First Snowboarding Day: Sunday, 12/4

Was it fun? More fun than I remembered!

After a long hiatus and with the tentative and hopeful approval of the snow gods, D. and I drove up the mountain and stopped in Heavenly. The drive was very uneventful, getting up the mountain not a problem at all yet, with the snow barely making it to the pass.

In Heavenly (California Lodge), I stood in line for my season pass. It took about 45 minutes, and it could have been organized better, but in the end we were all happy and ready to go. With the $319 passes (4 days left!) the mountain is a really good deal.

On the slopes around 10 AM, I started as a goof, which turned out to be a really bad idea. I had completely lost it: I didn’t know how to turn, how to stand, didn’t even know how to get off the lift without falling like a bloody beginner!


Site Back!

After moving into the new house, DSL made me wait a few days for a connection. This was followed by the usual problems in finding cables, hardware, keyboards, etc. Long story short: the site is back up! (more…)