Our Books

Moving Books

Our Books

We (finally) received our belongings after two weeks of waiting. A word to the wise: Never use Summit Van Lines. The estimate was well below the final cost, and while I understand an estimate is an estimate, I think it should be close to the cost. They were hard to communicate with. Sometimes it took multiple tries to reach them. Our goods were only delivered after I complained. Finally, our boxes were all crushed, and I attribute the fact that nothing (so far—still unpacking) was broken to the fact that I packed the breakables myself. Had they done it, I’m sure it would have been broken. They also tried to charge us for having stairs, but their boilerplate specifically says there is no charge for stairs, so we put our feet down.

One of our movers asked us why we had so many books.

As if that’s weird or something.

We have more book boxes than anything else. Steve took the picture above of our book boxes. We haven’t unpacked them yet because we have a plan for organizing them, and I imagine they’ll be the last things we unpack. So far we have the kitchen and bathroom done, and we are making serious headway on the master bedroom.

I went to San Diego for an educational technology conference with my new colleagues at Worcester Academy, and I won a [amazon asin=B0051VVOB2&text=Kindle Fire]! I am trying to figure out how I will best use it. I like the idea of putting mainly books with color images on it, or perhaps using it for periodicals. I want to share it with family, but I’m also concerned that will be hard because one or the other of us might be using it for a book and not want to hand it over. Anyone try to share a Kindle? Did it work? If you have a Kindle Fire, how do you use it? What do you like about it?

Ingleside Ave.

We are Home!

Ingleside Ave.
The view down the street from my window.

If you have been reading this blog for a while, you might recall that we had a move planned for mid-June from Georgia to Massachusetts. We are finished with the move, if not with the unpacking. In fact, our moving truck hasn’t arrived yet, but we are settling into our new home in Worcester. Today we plan to visit my new school so my husband and kids can see it. It still hasn’t really sunk in that I moved 1,000 miles away from a place where I have lived since 1989 (with the exception of two short stints in Virginia and North Carolina that lasted three years put together). I know there are things I will miss about Georgia, but summer is not one of them.

We have begun exploring the area. Worcester is kind of a funky little town. I suppose some of that may be down to the influence of the colleges in town. I put together a Pinterest board of places and things to check out in Worcester. I’m sure I’ll feel a little discombobulated by all of it until we settle in. I have moved before, and farther away, too. Just not for a very long time, and not when I was the person responsible for all of it.

Bella enjoying the view.

Still, I’m excited and am looking forward to the change.

I’m hoping once things settle down that I can pick up my reading schedule again.