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Waiting with the truck

I am sitting in the moving truck on our corner, waiting for the street sweeper to come through so that we can put the truck right in front of the apartment. In case anyone is wondering why we picked a Thursday to load out, it’s because of opposite side of the street parking. Aside from …

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Going offline today

Today around noon, we’re turning off the internet.  Gasp. I know. We have to return the box to the cable company and the only way to do that is either in person or by having a technician turn up and unplug it.  I mean…really?  There’s not a way to just mail it in?  I guess …

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Shedding my fiction

I know this idea will come as an anathema for many people, but as Rob and I get ready to move, I’m getting rid of most of my fiction. Let me rephrase that. I’m getting rid of the book forms of most of my fiction. I realized that I moved books out here that I …

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Fab Brunch

Our friend, Fabulous Girl, came up to our neck of the woods so we could go out for brunch. After we finished a tour of the apartment, we decided to stay in. I’m generally happier cooking than going out, so that worked well for me. I made a beet green and black olive tapénade frittata, …

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Biking in NYC

Today I took my bike out for the first time in the city. First of all, I have to say, that my timing was amazingly stupid, because today was genuinely hot. A high of 92. For the most part I was in shade by the river, but still. It was hot. Hot. Hot, I tell …

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No internet?!?

That’s right, we don’t yet have internet at the apartment. We get it next Friday, you know, while I’m away at Readercon. Until then, postings will be somewhat sporadic I’m afraid. We spent yesterday cleaning and unpacking. The bedroom is assembled and has no boxes. Yay! Rob has disassembled the stove and is deep cleaning …

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On the road in Minnesota

Once on Prarie Home Companion, Garrison Keilor said that Minnesota had two seasons, Winter and Road Construction. We are clearly in the latter. We left on time but are moving over level ground as if the van is struggling up a hill. While, Rob is filling the truck up with the $100 of diesel that …

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Update from Peever

We are at a gas station in Peever, S.D getting ready to cross into Minnesota. It is 5:06 pm local time. I promised to tell you about our misadventures from yesterday, so this is what I wrote up while we were driving. It was dark when we crossed into South Dakota. One of the interesting …

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Yes! It all fits!

The new moving truck holds everything we were planning on taking, including bicycles and Rob’s motorcycle. Whew. We backed the new one up to the old one in front of the Chelsea’s house and carried stuff straight across–some things did get offloaded so we could control weight distribution–but it went so much smoother than yesterday. …

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