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Getting Things Done

In less than a week, Andy and Emily will take off for their eight-day trip, u-haul trailer and all, to Seattle. They're in the last crazy days of packing, always in need of more boxes, and terribly behind. Which is absolutely normal for moving, but I feel for them. If I have any evening time this week, I'll go over and offer what help I may. 

I've determined that I have another week of vacation available to take this year, and I'm going to ask to be cleared to take it the third week of September. That will allow Bob and me (wow - that's grammatical, but sounds weird) to fly out to Seattle, with their cats, Tommy and Lily. We'll be babysitting the cats while they drive out and get settled into their new place. Thank god, they found a place they could afford, 20 minutes outside the city. Emily has found a couple of part-time nanny gigs that she can handle on top of her classes, and Andy, who hasn't yet found a job in his field, says he'll Uber until he can. With GPS, one doesn't have to be familiar with where one's driving, I suppose. 

Argh. I'm worried. 

Today, we got rid of some medical records and such that go back mostly to 2014, but a few that go back to 2010. None of them are necessary at this point. It allows us to clear out a section of the office which we've sort of planned to make the visiting kitties' space - we have a cat tree, so the old cat tree, which Bob was able to cut down by one level* has been moved in there for the micro-cats (they're full grown and still only half the size of Phil and Opie.) That's where their litter box will be as well, oh joy. Still, it's only for two weeks.

I got my hair cut, and I'm about to take a shower to get ready for karaoke shenanigans. Why karaoke, you ask? 

Because tonight, we're invited to a goodbye party thrown by some of their close friends. It's at a favorite bar of theirs, where, I am reliably told by my first born, There Will Be Blood Karaoke. The party doesn't start until 9 o'clock, which strikes me as altogether too late to get started on partying of any kind. That undoubtedly marks me as a feeble oldster, to which I willingly cop. Ah, well; that we're invited is a mark of ... I don't know - respect? Andy definitely wanted us there. 

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Aug. 26th, 2018 04:16 am (UTC)
I hope you have a good time! *hugs*
Sep. 8th, 2018 03:37 pm (UTC)
Thank you, my dear - I"m hoping so as well. We just need to be sure the kitties are safely zoned out - and silent - enough that the rest of the airline passengers don't take a vote and throw us out somewhere over Nebraska. Heh.
Sep. 8th, 2018 04:21 pm (UTC)
Hah, yeah. Fingers crossed on that point! ;)
Sep. 8th, 2018 12:17 pm (UTC)
Oh! And as I go chronologically back through your posts, I see they're *moving* to Seattle! Wow. That is indeed a big change.

And dare I hope that maybe we might be in the Seattle area at the same time as you & Bob sometime in the future?
Sep. 8th, 2018 03:54 pm (UTC)
It's a very big change - and I am in awe of their daring and determination. I moved to Chicago from Canada with little more than a suitcase and high expectations, but I wasn't married, and wasn't looking forward to study for a master's degree. Nor did I have two cats and a trailer full of possessions.

I will never say never to the idea of meeting up in Seattle in future! They plan to be out there at least three years (and life may keep them there), and I'm relatively sure we'll visit at least once or twice.

Seeing your icon reminded me that I just read a lovely piece of fic about Josh and Donna that reminded me of how much I liked the show. I think the writer got the voices right. You may not have read it; if you do, you should come back and tell me what you thought of it.
Sep. 9th, 2018 09:49 am (UTC)
I'm sure you've already said in an earlier post (which LJ didn't particularly want to show me), but what is she studying? And where, if you don't mind my asking? (Just curious if I know the school at all.)

Yay! That's good that there's a chance we might someday be there at the same time as you.

Oooh, no, I hadn't read that delightful fic! Thanks so much for the rec and the link. Very in-character like you said, and I laughed out loud a few times (much like I do for any ep of TWW). I love Josh & Donna, and that whole cast, so much.
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