Chris Walsh (chris_walsh) wrote,
Chris Walsh
chris_walsh

Schlepped

I helped friends move today. We did the impossible, and that makes us mighty got two friends' stuff moved out of the two houses where that stuff had been staged and got it moved into their current apartment.

We also broke an elevator. Don't worry, it didn't stay broken for long.

That was followed by a nice cool-down (after a not-terribly-hot day in Portland), a breeze at the right time, and some VERY needed pizza dinner at a joint near the new apartment ("As long as we go somewhere that won't mind how we smell" was my suggestion), handshakes and hugs outside, and a quick trip home.

A good result of my Navy brat upbringing: I don't fear moving. I don't relish it, not after doing it on average about every year-and-a-half when I was growing up, but I know I can do it. I helped to make moving easier for a neat couple. And I didn't do what I sometimes do: offer to help when 95% of the job's already done, or when it otherwise just makes more sense for someone Not Me to do it. "Hey, can I help?" "We're done." That scenario's happened often enough that I wondered if I subconsciously try to set that up. Getting better about breaking that apparent habit.

Now to get better at being horizontal.
Tags: peregrinations, portland
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