So the move is almost complete! On Monday, 2 women came up to our apartment and finished packing all of our things. Then Shawn flew back to Seattle, and I spent the night with my friend Kate. On Tuesday morning, the movers showed up and spent a few hours loading all of our stuff into the moving truck. It's actually a big semi that moved everything from Colorado to Washington, but the big truck couldn't fit into our building parking lot. So the movers actually brought a smaller moving truck to use as a shuttle. When they had finished loading everything into the truck, these guys were also nice enough to put our fish into the backseat of my car (since it was too heavy for me to move myself).
On Wednesday, I headed off! My car was fully loaded with all the random things that either we didn't want the movers to deal with or that the movers wouldn't take (like an empty propane tank, a couple plants, cleaning supplies, etc...). Kate was very sweet and made me breakfast before she went to work, so I left Evergreen around 10:00. Unfortunately, I ran into quite a bit of construction in western Colorado and Utah, so it took a bit longer than I had planned. By the way, I didn't take this picture (I found it online), but I took one just like it. This is westbound I-70. The brown and white sign says "Leaving Colorful Colorado." :( I got all the way to Boise, Idaho, on the first day. I stayed in a lovely hotel in Boise. Most of the lights didn't work (at least, I couldn't figure out how to get them on), and I actually decided not to bother showering before I left on Thursday morning. I trusted the cleanliness of the Hampton Inn in Washington a little more. :)
On Thursday, I headed out by 7:30 and enjoyed a scenic drive through Idaho, eastern Oregon, and Washington. I'd never been in any of those areas. I've decided that the original settlers of the American west were either really brave or really stupid. Or maybe a bit of both. I can't imagine getting across those lands, not even knowing what was on the other side of the mountains or the desert!
I made it to our town by 2:30 on Thursday afternoon. I stopped first at Shawn's office, and he came with me over to the new apartment. He took the fish up, and we discovered that most (or possibly all) of the fish survived!! We haven't found any dead ones yet, but we also think that one or two might be missing. Have I mentioned that we do have some carnivorous/cannibalistic fish?
So we're both here! As far as our things are concerned...Shawn's car was delivered early Thursday morning. And today, the driver of the moving truck called to let me know that he plans on delivering all of our stuff to the new apartment tomorrow morning!
I have been taking pictures all along, but the cords to get the pictures off the camera and onto the computer are packed away in some box on the truck. I'll have to wait until at least next week to actually post them. Also, we won't have internet access at our new apartment until next Wednesday (unless we can steal someone's wireless), so the blog updates may still be slow for another 5 or 6 days. I'll do my best, though!