I took the day off yesterday to help my younger brother and his wife move into their new house. It’s a sweet tri-level with a deck, finished basement, and it has a huge fenced in backyard. He can get just about any kind of dog that he wants, that lucky punk.
For a young pair of newly-weds they have a freakish amount of stuff – family heirlooms mostly. When I moved I was able to get all of my belongings into one 28 ft trailer load, they on the other hand easily filled two. Keep in mind I’ve had three more years to accumulate stuff.
They also have a piano “for looks” because neither actually knows how to play, it just goes with the other antiques. Thankfully we didn’t have enough people there to even attempt to move it up the stairs to the top level, but we did take it out of the trailer and move it into the the garage. It took 6 guys to load it in the trailer, three to get it out.
My brother had his cable internet connection set up before he even moved anything, and even before his wife had set foot in the house. He signed for the house at 1:30, cable internet guy showed up at 1:00. Now that’s managing your priorities.
We were unloading all the stuff into the garage rather than the house because his wife wasn’t there yet to take charge of where things go. I was like “come-on, be a man and make a decision,” as an instigating brother should. He responded with “Give me a break. I don’t even know what ‘the pants’ look like.”
I feel your pain, or at least your brothers. I just moved into an apartment with my fiance. She had the final say on what furniture went in what room…as well as what furniture was deemed,”not worthy of making the move at all.” (…sigh. so long drafting table, and too heavy DJ table that I built with my own two hands.) I almost accidentally killed her with a washing machine while trying to get it up the stairs. I only thank the powers that be that i was able to talk her out of buying a piano last year. Computer/cable modem set up on day 2. TV/DVD/VCR/receiver set up day 4. Evil telephone service, set up when #@(( freezes over.
May 1, 2003 — 1:11 pm
When I moved into my place last summer, the cable modem was the first thing I moved into the house. The shop-vac was first in the garage. Too bad about the dj table…
May 2, 2003 — 9:40 am
yea…. i don’t know what ‘the pants’ look like anymore either. you make a decision, which you think is a good one, but it’s the wrong one and you wind up apologizing for it.
May 2, 2003 — 4:08 pm
Yeah, the first thing I hooked up was the vibrator for my wife, that way I could surf the internet non stop for at least 72 hours with no interruptions!
May 5, 2003 — 7:10 pm
Tim you gay ass homo, we will be arriving in Mpls. July 16 evening and heading to Duluth, we’ll be arriving in St. Cloud Saturday the 19th just in time for happy hour, even though there’s no happy hour on Saturdays. We will be departing St. Cloud Monday morning and staying in Goodhue until the 24th. Twins game anyone?
May 5, 2003 — 7:19 pm
Sounds good. I hope you’ll be staying at my place when you’re in st. cloud so we can be dumb on sunday. I’ll take out an ad in the paper to let everyone know you’re coming.
May 6, 2003 — 9:17 am