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I’m pulling an all nighter tonight to finish packing. I have friends showing up bright and early to help move so it has to be done.

Saturday will be moving all day.

Sunday I will be here cleaning and trying to dig out over there. I have no delusions of anything being organized. I will be lucky to find clothes.

My internet won’t be hooked up until next weekend.

No wild parties while I’m gone. No graffiti. No smoking.

Julie, who will be rich enough to hire every box packed next time.

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  1. laughingwolf

    hope it went well, julie…

    i was gone for a week, tried to go fishing, fell, nearly killed myself on huge boulders, oceanside… dozen xrays showed nothing broken, but i hurt like hell, esp in chest/back

    cuts/bruises healing nicely

  2. JES

    Egad, Tony (it is Tony, right?)… Just one more reason why I tend to limit my outdoors activities to National Geographic TV specials. 🙂

  3. Aimless Writer

    Enjoy the move! Hope your new digs are awesome and inspiring!

  4. JES

    [sound of wind whistling through empty room]

  5. JES

    *crickets*

    Did I hear an attic floorboard creak???

  6. Julie Weathers

    Well, that definitely was the move from hell.

    After fighting with AT&T for 16 days to get internet moved, and being told they will have to reissue the order once again, I told them I had no intentions of waiting another 5-7 days to see if they got it right the third time.

    Yay, Clearwire. I have internet.

    Aimless, I moved into my son’s small apartment so too much stuff from one small apartment piled on top of too much stuff in another apartment has been an experience.

    The next move will be into a home in the country one way or the other. I just didn’t want to leave his things in a vacant apartment for a year plus while he is in Iraq. He wouldn’t have anything of value left.

  7. Julie Weathers

    Tony, I am so sorry to hear about your accident, but glad nothing was broken. I hope you’re feeling better by now.

    Hugs.

  8. JES

    Move from hell, indeed. “Internet providers: can’t live with ’em, can’t live without ’em.”

    Welcome back. Great to see your avatar in a new comment. 🙂

  9. JES

    Wow. Move from hell, indeed! Like the saying goes, “Internet providers: can’t live with ’em, can’t live without ’em!”

    Honestly so glad to see your avatar back and active.

  10. Julie Weathers

    Thanks, John. I was just sitting here contemplating life.

    Last night I was thinking and praying and asked for a sign if I was really supposed to be writing. This morning I was putzing around, trying not to scream about my computer crashing, and decided to look at Sitemeter. So, I toddled over to Jessica Nelson’s site and she had a link to a contest hosted by Rachelle Gardner.

    Odd since I had just spoken to Diane, my former editor at the magazine earlier, and she said she was dusting off an inspirational manuscript she wrote a while back. The bells started going off and I thought she is the perfect agent for Diane. So I called her and gave her the info. Diane is a lovely writer and I have no doubt she will find the agent she needs. She just needed to get to the point of submitting.

    All right, we have a sign. Diane is supposed to write. Now, do You have any other signs lurking around for me?

  11. laughingwolf

    thx julie, cuts/scrapes scabbed over, but left arm/shoulder and center of chest/back still painful, dep on how i move… tailbone iffy at times

    getting better daily… hugs back

  12. JES

    Now, do you have any other signs lurking around for me?

    One sign: your favor for Diane is one of those things which has karma-to-come stamped all over it.

    I think if you weren’t meant to write, you wouldn’t be so freaked out about the computer crash. It’d be more like, Shrug, Well, on to the next obsession…

    And, for what it’s worth, you DO have people who are not exactly dunces who’ve been sitting around, twiddling their thumbs and (yes) nudging your Sitemeter into activity even after over a week’s silence.

  13. JES

    Now, do you have any other signs lurking around for me?

    One sign: your favor for Diane is one of those things which has karma-to-come stamped all over it.

    I think if you weren’t meant to write, you wouldn’t be so freaked out about the computer crash. It’d be more like, Shrug, Well, on to the next obsession…

    And, for what it’s worth, you DO have people who are not exactly dunces who’ve been sitting around, twiddling their thumbs and (yes) nudging your Sitemeter into activity even after over a week’s silence.

    P.S. Some strange stuff going on with your Blogger comments over the last few days, e.g. my not-quite-duplicate comment above… and this is the second time I posted this (or tried to). Anyone else having problems?

  14. Julie Weathers

    One sign: your favor for Diane is one of those things which has karma-to-come stamped all over it.

    It’s funny you mentioned that. I thought at the time, this is a gift for both of us. Not that I was looking for reciprocation, but one of those thoughts that flash through your mind.

    Yes, I did notice people had been stopping by and I was quite amazed. And you know what that means. I must write something astounding.

  15. Julie Weathers

    I am also, John. One of my comments didn’t show up until an hour later. I thought I had messed up the post and was going to repost later.

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