Hello again. It’s me, Joey.
The population of Lansdale, PA is about 15,000. Lansdale is considered part of the Greater Philadelphia Area, whose population is around 7 million. Philly is in Pennsylvania, whose population is near 13 million. The United States alone is home for over 319 million people. On this greenish-blue planet we call Earth, there are 7.5 billion people. With 8 planets in our solar system (sorry Pluto), and over 100 billion solar systems in our galaxy, and around 3 trillion galaxies in the known universe, we are near infinitely the smallest things in all existence. It’s hard to say that our minor problems and inconveniences really matter in the grand scheme of everything. This was NOT my thought process when dealing with the internet company!
So, as you may have noticed, this post is coming out on a Monday. We moved in last Thursday. I called the Internet company on Wednesday and had everything set up, along with a promise that the building was internet ready. It wasn’t. I was also told that my personal router would work with this particular Internet Provider. It wasn’t. At least customer service should know how to remotely diagnose the problem. They didn’t. Well, someone should be able to come over right away. They couldn’t. We finally got internet yesterday. Weirdly, internet is the only thing cheaper in Philly than it was in Raleigh. I think it’s because there isn’t an internet monopoly here.
I know what you’re thinking: “Enough about the Internet! How was the move itself? Did you get everything moved in? Did all your clothes fit into the limited closet space you have? Also, did the Command Strips you bought work?” Well, hypothetical reader, I’ll answer your oddly specific questions and more in this new, one-time only segment named “Joey and Mere’s Move Extravaganza: Revenge of the Rain Cloud.”
We arrived at the apartment complex after Mere’s workday was over. The place has storage in the basement, and they let us keep our stuff there until the previous tenant moved out. All of our stuff was already in a storage unit, so our move was mostly loading up a freight elevator. That was good, because I haven’t seen the sun since last Tuesday. Nothing but rain. The first day, we started by moving up the mattress. That’s also where we ended.
The following day, while Mere was at work, I moved up everything else. During that time, my sister found someone on the internet that was moving and getting rid of 2 couches. Her husband and his father volunteered to use his truck to move them to our new place (thanks again, guys!) Although it rained all day, the couches arrived only a little wet. They fully dried after a day or so.
Anyways, we spend the whole weekend unpacking. We have less closet space than we did in Raleigh, so Mere bought a dresser online. Actually, it showed up 15 minutes after she found it. She found a guy on Facebook selling it. Turns out he lived upstairs from us. Cheap, fast, and good. We then hung up our paintings using Command Strips. If you’ve never used them before, they’re awesome. Keeps you from having to use nails. They don’t, however, stick to the refrigerator. Found that out with a crash in the middle of the night.
We’re not fully moved in, yet. Still have a few miscellaneous things hanging around that have yet to find their place. If you want to read my rants more, sign up to follow the blog. It’s over on the right. Ok, that’s all. Talk to you next week.