Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Movin' on up...

This past weekend I moved into my own one bedroom apartment within walking distance of my office on the LSU campus. It's also within walking distance of the University Lakes. How cool is that?!

This is the third time I've moved in two months. First I had to pack up everything in Austria, leaving behind what I wouldn't need in Louisiana (sweaters, ski pants, winter coat, Eisstock) and I moved to Iowa for a month. Then I repacked all my belongings and moved to Baton Rouge, where I lived with very kind and generous friends for a month. Now I'm in a penthouse apartment (read: third floor) thanks to help of Expert Moving of Baton Rouge – I highly recommend them! I've learned much about myself during this move. When I moved everything into storage two years ago, I thought I really downsized. Looking at the mountain of boxes in the front room, I have no idea where I got all this stuff, what I did with it for all those years, and what the hell I'm going to do with it now. Most of it is books or kitchen supplies, which is I suppose natural for an academic whose hobby is cooking. What surprised me though is what I got rid of... I gave away my favorite bookshelf, which means I'm going to have to get another wall unit (for all the books in all those boxes). And things that I missed when I was in Austria (like a hubby, i.e. backrest for reading in bed) I evidently tossed. And I'm still missing a box of mixing bowls and measuring cups...

Well, back to unpacking. If anyone needs a set of Rosepoint crystal or books by Thucydides, let me know.

3 comments:

Char said...

Moving is a trip, isn't it? I hate moving worse than a root canal. Hope you can stay put for a while.

The Things We Carried said...

Wow, you have been moving around!

Deb Shucka said...

Moving has a way of stripping you down to basics. I hope you're happy where you've landed.