Friday, June 30, 2006

Moving is Such Sweet Pain

It is really hot here. It's like being in a sauna. Were LA summers always like this? Is this global warming?

Our move to Eagle Rock went smoothly. We used Delancey Street Movers for packing and moving. They were very good. Since then we've been unpacking, exploring the neighborhood, calling plumbers, locksmiths, phone company, retrofitters, and so on. There is so much to do. Welcome to homeowning, I guess. Thank goodness Mr. Octopus and I both took the week off from work. We couldn't have gotten anything done otherwise.

Minor complaints and exhaustion aside, we really like the house and are excited to be here. The house is shaping up nicely and it's beginning to feel like home. The neighborhood is quiet. We can see the stars and hear the crickets. We've met our neighbors. Everyone seems quite nice. Our block has a small town feel, so we wondered whether someone would come by and give us a home-baked pie. It hasn't happened yet.

Hope y'all have a great holiday weekend.


junebee said...

Congratulations on your new home!

hh said...

i hope you get one of those tri-color pinwheel disco light thingies, because i bet it would look really cool reflecting off that party! (can you stand up straight under the chandelier and not hit your head?).