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8/31/2016 Hard at work

I got a lot more unpacking done yesterday, but there's still a little left. And that's not mentioning my to-do list... Anyway, while I don't have any apartment pictures yet (I'll take them once the unpacking is totally finished), here's a little bit of travelogue stuff.

August 15th - 30th (Monday - Tuesday): Settling In
It's been a really busy couple of weeks. First off, Connie arrived on the 16th. Unfortunately, the movers hadn't arrived yet (they ended up running around the high end of their estimate) so we had to rough it until the 24th. On that note, even then they were pretty late, not arriving until after 7 PM (from an original estimate of 9 AM). Though I did have some orientation and division meetings to go to on the days leading up to their arrival, so at least the timing didn't conflict. Since then, it's mostly been a mix of unpacking (nearly done), running various errands, and doing prep work for my fall classes, which started on the 29th.
Connie I and did walk around the area where our apartment building is for a bit. Turns out there's a lot of fancy townhouses around here. They look rather nice, though if we end up buying a house in the area eventually, I think I'd rather have a stand alone...
We also found a pretty nice farmer's market at the Mosiac shopping area. I actually looked at some apartments there back when doing my initial search, but being near a metro station and part of a fancy shopping plaza, they were pretty expensive. Anyway, while I'm going to miss the pineapples, apple bananas, and other tropical fruit in Hawaii, it's great to have all the fresh berries, peaches, apples, and nectarines. Not to mention all the vegetables.
Anyway, it's mostly been work, work, work on one thing or another. Connie and I did have a fun outting on the 28th, but I'll cover that in it's own entry. I do have a lot of cool ideas for future day trips when things calm down (hopefully next week). This should be a fun area to explore...

Josiah



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8/29/2016 Not quite...

Class prep has been taking longer than I expected. Mainly because I forgot just how long it takes to setup an online test. They're super convenient, but entering all the questions and answers takes a long time. I did get all my tests finished, but it really slowed me down. At this point... I probably still have two or three hours of prep work left and, with classes starting today, that means I'm going to have to put off those travelogue entries yet again. Honestly, I'm getting annoyed by how many times I've pushed them back at this point. Definitely Wednesday though. I'll have the last of the class prep done later today and, once that's out of the way, my schedule will be a lot more open.

Josiah

8/26/2016 Unpacking

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Well, the movers did arrive on Wednesday, but the original arrival estimate of 9 - 10 AM got changed multiple times until, in the end, they arrived around 7:20 PM. It was pretty late by the time they finished getting everything off the truck and into the apartment. Late enough that Connie and decided to just let them leave at that point and deal with unwrapping and assembling the furniture ourselves. Not ideal, but we would have been dealing with a sleepless night and likely noise complaints if they'd done it then. We made pretty serious progress with the unpacking on Thursday. We're probably... 80 - 85% done. At least for now. At some point I want to get a few shelves so I can get some of my books, games, and DVDs out of their boxes. But that's a project that can wait for a week or two (or three).

Anyway though, after a full day spent unpacking and putting together furniture, it's late and I'm tired. I barely got today's strip done and, on top of all that, I still have somewhere between half a day and a full day of class prep left. So yeah, the travelogue will have to wait a little longer.

Have a good weekend!

Josiah


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