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So we have now packed, had vacation, moved, and started unpacking. It’s been a crazy two weeks. Had to believe that’s all it’s been.

Ten days ago Chris and I traveled to Disney. It’s the first vacation him and I have ever really had where it was just us. Usually it’s to somewhere either with someone or to see someone. Yes, we saw and spent time with Jeff while in Orlando, but it was still our vacation. He got us into the parks, did a few things with us each day, and then left us to our own devices the rest of the time.

I can’t speak for Chris, but I really enjoyed Disney. It wasn’t my favorite part of the trip, but it was a lot of fun anyways. We did the four major parks, Magic Kingdom, Epcot, Hollywood Studios and Animal Kingdom. There were parts to each that were may favorite. Although Animal Kingdom felt more like just a big zoo then anything else.

My favorite part of the trip was the last three days. We casually spent them relaxing, going to the beach a few times, checked out the Daytona International Speedway, spent some time with my Aunt and Uncle, and also relaxed a lot in the in-suite jacuzzi tub we had. It was very nice. And New Symrna Beach was just as pretty as I remembered it being. We had a really good time I thought.

Then the night we got home, we got back to my apartment about 11pm and crashed. It was by 11am the next morning we were loading my apartment and Chris’ stuff into the moving trailer. That took almost all day, and I had to work that night. But as far as my stuff was concerned, that day went very smoothly.

Then the next morning, about 3 am, Chris left to start the drive to Concord, and I stayed behind to finish cleaning my apartment, and get the last of the stuff in my car. I was supposed to work Thursday night, but Cox thought it would be a good idea to disconnect my services a few days early, so then that got a bit screwed. Oh well, got me an early start on the drive here.

I ended up leaving for CA about 1am that morning. Let me tell you, that’s a long drive, but at least I made it to north of L.A. before day break and much traffic. There was more damage to my car done then I wanted on this trip though. I am now badly in need of an oil change, I have a flat tire, and I thought it would be fun to hit a big chunk of tire while driving at 80 miles an hour which left a nice dent in my front bumper. All and all through it was a good drive.

Got to the new apartment right about noon on Friday. Gave me the afternoon to try and relax and unwind and get food and other basic necessities. The real unpacking didn’t start until yesterday.

When the moving helpers where here, all they really did was unload the entire 24′ tuck into the dining and living room, so when I walked it, it was nothing but wall to wall boxes downstairs. Yesterday we went though those boxes and divided them up among the rooms they needed to go to. That was a large task. I also unpacked most of the kitchen and set up my two offices. We still have a lot of work ahead of us, still have no dining room, and the living room is less then to be desired, but a lot of progress was made.

Today was basically a take it easy kind of day. Chris had dinner with his dad while I relaxed and took a nap before having to start back to work this evening. For the first time after a move, I don’t feel completely wiped out and exhausted. I’m sure over the next few days/weeks we can get to a point where none of this feels overwhelming and becomes a manageable task with the stress and anxiety over moving as a distant memory.

I am really happy with our new place, and don’t expect it to take very long to begin feeling like home.

Current Music: Mirror in the Bathroom ~ The Beat

Originally published at A Little Loco