It’s been a long month of waiting, but our stuff finally arrived yesterday. It showed up yesterday promptly at 10am. It took a few hours, but we (me, one of the care takers here and the truck driver) got everything out of the container. Including my motorcycle. I don’t know why so many of the moving company people are incompetent, but they are. They had my container delivered for unloading, but they failed to realize that the container sits about 5 feet off the ground and I had to unload a motorcycle. They did not provide any ramp or anything for unloading the motorcycle. I ended making a ramp out of a ladder and some plywood. It was one of the scariest moments of my life. I’m glad I didn’t die. 🙂 Anyway. After about an hour I might as well have been swimming in the ocean. I was drenched. Between unloading, unpacking and painting, I ended up taking 3 showers yesterday. Dang. But we have our stuff now. And the first things I unpacked was the beds, the tv and the couch. 🙂 I’m so much happier now.
On a different note, my birthday was 3 days ago. It was a very mild birthday. The first half of the day was spent hanging out with Gavin around the house. At noon, Holly came home for lunch and took Gavin with her back to the library. This gave me a few hours of time to myself, which I mostly spent working and reading. When Holly got off work, she took a quick trip to the local general store and picked up some chips and an ice cream cake. For my birthday dinner, We had char sui chicken, rice and corn. I was satisfied. And of course for desert we had an awesome mocha ice cream cake. A very satisfying meal. The only downside to the day was that we had no internet or phone from the time we woke up until about 5 pm. But when they did come back on, I got phone calls from some friends and family. I also received some nice birthday cards form some awesome friends. And lastly, I received an Amazon gift card, which I ended up spending on a new motorcycle cover.
So all in all, it was a fine birthday. One which I will not ever have to share with my child. We’re still waiting on that one. Any day now. We’ll keep you posted on that one.