January 27, 2010

The Midnight Move-in

At 10:30 this past Monday night, when I would normally be getting ready for bed, I was instead doing this:

Alone in Nathan's new apartment, lying on the floor.

Meanwhile, Nathan was traveling from his old apartment driving this:

After several relatively warm days, it snowed the evening Nathan chose to move his furniture. Nathan was driving a 14-foot U-Haul, and his brother Tim was driving Nathan's car. A trip that normally would take about 1 and a half hours took 5 hours, with over an hour at a dead stop thanks to a collision between two semis.

I arrived at the apartment at 7:00, and I ended up spending more than four hours there before they arrived. I talked to one of my bridesmaids for about an hour and a half, and the rest of the time I just paced around, hoping they would make it safely.

The crazy part is, despite the fact that we didn't even begin unloading until 11:30, we brought in EVERYTHING that night except for the couch! We definitely have Tim to thank for that one - there's no way Nathan and I would have even attempted it if he hadn't started moving stuff in. I ended up leaving around 1:30 and made it to bed an hour later.

But now, finally, another important step in the wedding planning process is complete: living in the same city! (I'm technically just over the county line, but still in the same metropolitan area.) Nathan has wanted to move here since we started talking back in September of 2008.

Unfortunately, since Nathan works 1:00-9:30 and gets Sundays and Mondays off, we won't be able to spend a whole lot of time together, but we'll at least have Sundays and Monday evenings. I'm just happy that the travel time between us has decreased once again. We were originally 2 hours apart, then 1 hour 15 minutes when I moved, and now 40 minutes! And, in just 5 months, I'll be moving to the new apartment as well. At least I'll get to move everything over gradually, and it most likely won't be snowing in June.

1 comment:

  1. Timothy CorneliusJune 23, 2011 at 10:02 PM

    I'm glad Nathan was driving the truck and was in the lead. That was a horid snow storm and I would not have been able to tell where the road was if I couldn't see the truck or the tire tracks he left. You and Nathan may not have attempted to unload the truck that night without me but I wouldn't have attempted to drive that far in those conditions without Nathan. He was more of a hero that night than I was.


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