March 4th, 2018

Pretty exciting stuff happening!

This weekend I started moving stuff into my newest humble abode. I have maybe one more load of stuff I can get by without left in the apartment that I can load up to take there and not be too inconvenienced. Nothing valuable yet, but I will (hopefully!) be finishing up with moving in two weeks or so anyway and I can work around that. I am not working the last two weeks of the month anyway (found that out last week) so it is actually going to help with timing finishing up the move. After that, it’s yet another road trip (weather permitting)!

I hope to get the trailer taken there next weekend if possible. If I take it next week it works out where I won’t need to pay for the storage slot this month, saving me some cash. Then, once I find a new storage unit near the new place, I will rent a trailer for one big trip to haul what I have in the storage unit. I hope to get that emptied fast so I can avoid another month with that too. It’s kind of expensive and it would be nice to not pay an extra month on that too. I gotta figure that damn canoe someplace in the mix as well since it has to go on top of the truck and on the rack in the receiver hitch.

But that damn canoe is going to be great to have since I am closer to water now. Add some crab pots to that (in storage!) and I just might be able to enjoy some fresh Dungeness crab after I get my card and license! I should learn about the clams and other shellfish as well, but that can be touchy with the chance of getting sick from PSP. It’s probably best for me if I just buy them if I want to eat them since that is some pretty nasty stuff. Some grilled oysters are pretty delicious!

I got the new (to me) futon unloaded and almost put together yesterday (didn’t have a hex key set with me to tighten it all down). It is a queen size and is not bad to sit on – I have sat on several and this one has the thickest mattress I have ever seen on a futon. It will be handy as a couch (which is the main reason why I got it) but I think it will be comfy for guests to sleep on once I get it all tightened (I’m acquiring a queen mattress for the loft where I’ll sleep). Getting that thing put together was like wrestling an octopus though. There are some large wooden parts that we didn’t take completely apart and that unwieldy mattress was, well, unwieldy. I was moving it by myself but managed to get it all taken care of.

After unloading the truck the day was mine. I got to hang with some friends last night and it was pizza and beers for supper. It was good to catch up on things since it had been a little while since I had seen them. I went back to the cabin this afternoon and took advantage of my new laundry facilities and washed some clothes, Man, that is going to be really nice not going to the laundromat anymore…saving money and time. The big thing for me is simply the convenience.

Waiting for clothes to wash and dry gave me an opportunity to really be in the place and look at some options for arranging things. It has a nice kitchen and there is really quite a bit of storage. The futon is a little big for the wall I was going to put it on and it covers up the electric heater so that won’t work. It has a lot of flexibility due to a wheeled island with storage below and a 2-3 person countertop to eat at.  It is actually pretty slick. I think I can swap it with the couch and it will be enough room.

Another bonus with this wheeled island is it has enough space on top that I think I can set up my recording equipment again! I have had some new ideas for new music again after a long dry spell. I had written some lyrics but not enough music that I can use it – only some very basic ideas. Once I get things set up I think it will probably inspire me to do it.

It will be nice to do some recording again. I’ll probably have to go buy another guitar but this one will be used after my disappointment in the Fender Strat that I bought brand new. I’ll need to get some interface to record through into the computer, so I guess I’ll have to spring for a mixer and a mic. I guess I’ll be practicing on my acoustic for now, but I am a bit rusty anyway.

I discovered when I got there that cable TV is also included! How about that for a surprise! Score! Good thing I didn’t sell my big-screen yet. Guess I need to get a sound bar now that I am not in an apartment building.

This will be a good move for many reasons.

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