It took me a freaking week to clean up my one bedroom apartment, load all my crap into my car
and drive it all over 1500 miles to my new job.
Oh and there is one thing I re-learned (I guess I forgot after my last move) - when driving long distances, there is only so much music you can listen to! Sheesh! Talk about boredom!
And speaking of car - I love me new car! :-) After driving a 14 year old, crotchety Plymouth Neon with non-working guages worn out brakes and tires and pathetic fuel economy... me likey the power, zip, handling and 500-miles-to-the-full-tank aspects of the new car. Not to mention safety features and gizmos up the wazoo!
Getting back travelling: I will say this though - if one is so inclined to go "off the beaten path" every once a while, this wonderful country will reward you. Not only did I get to see breath taking scenery on the way, but I also had the pleasure of running into some absolutely outstanding folks on the way: from the owner of a breakfast diner who gave me a meal on the house after looking at my tired, bloodshot eyes and weary face to the kind folks who let a complete stranger (me!) into their home (and outta the rain) so that I could stop someplace dry till the weather cleared up.
THANK YOU! :)
I couldn't fit everything into my car, so I packed some of it and sent it with UPS. Still awaiting some of my boxes to show up. Staying with extended family for now.
Time to find an apartment, yes?