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The Memorial Weekend Move

May 30, 2005

Huge thank you to the following folks for helping getting Steph and me moved this weekend (in order of appearance):

Mom Young, Jason Leidy, Matt Krussow, Greg Brock, Tré Wilbanks, Jed Brewster, Joe Emery.

Another shout out to Jesse Calvert and Kate (soon to be) Calvert for being willing to help (they showed up at the old place while we were unloading at the new.  Bummer for us).

With all of Steph’s pre-move planning and primo packing, the move went exceptionally smooth.  With the help of the In-laws’ truck, Jason’s hatch-back, Greg’s sedan, Tré’s truck and Joe’s Subaru pulling a hand-crafted flatbed trailer, the move went down in just a few trips.  (No Uhaul required!)  We started about 2:45.  Finished unloading about 8 or so.  Then finished furniture set up just before 9.  Don’t know what I would have done with out all of those guys’ help.  They were fantastic.

And not only did they sacrifice their time and strength, but they also showed immense endurance as the Portland metro area experienced the hottest day of the year thus far (above 90 degrees ) last Friday.

Next big thank you to Mom Young, Dad Young and Sis (Melissa) Young for their help unpacking, baby-furniture-assembly and all around setting up of the place.  All that’s left really is the little detail stuff that Steph and I will hem and ha over for the next few weeks.

Important new-neighborhood news: Steph and I found a fantastic Chinese food restaurant four minutes from our place.

Last observation of the night: when you want to enjoy a rather large Cherry Slurpee from your neighborhood 7-Eleven, don’t drop it on the pavement while you’re trying to open your car door.  It makes a mess and costs twice as much if you actually want to drink it.

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2 Comments leave one →
  1. May 30, 2005 8:29 am

    Glad to hear the move went well. Of course, Jed’s an expert at moving, and anyone with a truck is an instant bonus, so of course everything would run smoothly.

    On the Cherry Slurpee note, you’re lucky you even get Slurpees. At a Japanese 7-11, not only is the Slurpee MIA, but the Gulp clan is nowhere to be seen. It’s the bummer of the summer, man. I have to talk to the old man with no teeth to get shaved ice with some random syrup on it.

    Excellent.

  2. May 31, 2005 3:26 pm

    Ever notice how most Chinese restaurants have the words Golden, Sun, Moon, Garden, Dragon, or Coin in them? Hmm. Cherry Slurpee is my favorite flavor.

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