In exactly one week, I will no longer be on Hilton Head Island!
After another discussion with my mom on the phone last night, we finally came to a compromise regarding the storage of my furniture, etc. in Hilton Head. I called today and reserved a 10x10 storage unit just a mile or two from my apartment. I got a decent deal and the lady was extremely nice. I made an appointment to go check it out and start moving stuff in on Monday. The next step is to secure a moving truck so that we can move my stuff from my apartment to the unit. In my brain, all i see is expenses, expenses, expenses.. but oh well, I guess that is the price you pay (literally) when you decide to pack up and move to the city of your dreams.
I also got a lot of stuff packed up today. I still have a lot more to pack, but I feel like I am making a lot of headway. I have a whole organizational excel sheet for every belonging (alarm clock, calculator, laundry bag), what category it falls under (kitchen, media, office) where it is to go (NY, NC), the details of where it is to go (Parents to be stored, parents and maybe shipped to NY) what box it is in (NC1, NC2, NC3, NY1, NY2), and if it has been packed. Excessive.. yes, Organized.. you betcha! This decision to store some of my stuff in HHI screws up that whole system. Instead of adding yet ANOTHER column, I simply started a new spreadsheet indicating where each box is going to be. I am having trouble deciding what I can live without for a week until I move out of my apartment here, which is also ridiculous.
I have a ton of things I needed to get done today that just didn't happen. I need to pay a visit to Palmetto Electric to let them know where they can send my deposit to, I needed to contact the guy in charge of my savings stuff to let him know I need some money to help me get by until I find a job (and I need to pull it out since I've already lost A LOT in the past year thanks to the 'Economic Crisis' with their company), I needed to get an oil change, and I needed to figure out what to do about patching the walls. I also was hoping to have all of my kitchen stuff packed and ready to go by the end of the day, but some of my stuff is dirty and since I can't run the dish washer or the kitchen sink due to our garbage disposal problem, I can let that one slide. I did however meet Anne for lunch at Harold's Diner which has, in my belief, the most greasy food ever. It was so delicious. Just another thing I will miss about HHI!
Jen set up a blog today, you can check it out under the Blogs I Read list. I hope she keeps up with it, I think it can be somewhat therapeutic.
Speaking of blogging, I can't stop reading Becoming A New Yorker! It has become my crack over the past week. It is so interesting to read about someone else who has picked up and moved to the city. While our experiences will be totally different, there are also a lot of similarities (moving to NYC without a job, knowing friends up there, love for the city itself).