At last I am moving. Some of my old small group are coming to help me, which is nice of them. I lured them out with pizza. 😉 The carpet in the apartment is being replaced tomorrow, which is cutting it pretty close! But I’ll be moving in the evening, so it shouldn’t be a problem, assuming they actually get it done. The nice thing is that I was supposed to sign the lease tomorrow, but the landlord wasn’t going to be around, so we did it today and I got the keys.
It’s a studio and quite a bit smaller than the apartment I’m in now, but I’m kind of glad. I’m taking it as a challenge to get rid of all my excess junk, which I’ve actually been doing all year in anticipation of moving, even though I didn’t know my space would be so restricted. I just wanted to have less to move. 😉 The smallness of the apartment will give me an objective goal for weeding my possessions. If I can fit things comfortably into that space, then I’ve done enough for the time being. Since I have the keys, I’m going to go over later tonight and measure everything so I can plan my furniture arrangement better.
Dumbly, I waited till yesterday to get my phone service set up, so I won’t have a phone line until next Wednesday (I don’t have a cell phone) and Internet access till Thursday. But I don’t use the phone much anyway, and I’ll be closer to work, so I can easily pop over and use the Internet there or at the library, which will also be closer.
Also dumbly, it turns out that I could have stayed in my present apartment rather than moving, even though the complex had been converted to condominiums and I think it was explicitly stated that we’d have to move if we weren’t buying. But now they’re even taking new renters. I was able to stay a month past the end of my lease because they allow us to pay month to month, and apparently I could have stayed indefinitely that way. I also got a “renew your lease” notice after giving them my written notice that I was leaving. Somewhere there, communication wasn’t happening. Anyway, by then it was too late; I had made up my mind. It’s been nice living here the past three years, but I’m moving closer to all the things I do, and I’m looking forward to it.
On another note, I’ve been watching the original Battlestar Galactica online at Netflix the past couple of days. I remember seeing bits of episodes when I was little, but I never knew the plot until I read the general premise a couple of years ago, and even then it didn’t really stick in my mind. Well, I ran out of things to watch yesterday, so I flipped through the Netflix instant watching list, spied it, and figured now was as good a time as any to inform myself. I had thought it was basically an sci fi action show. Boy was I ever wrong! Yes, it has action, but wow—it is weighty and epic. The issues it touches on are large. I felt emotions during the pilot I do not normally experience while watching TV. So I can see why it was so popular, and I’m looking forward to watching the remake. I don’t have cable, so it’ll all have to be on DVD.
The other sci fi series I remember watching but not understanding was Buck Rogers, which is also available for Netflix online viewing. See what you guys are missing? Join Netflix!