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12 February 2013

I write this as I await my movers. They should be here within an hour or so. I slept for a good six hours last night, with periodic interruptions. Things bother me. My old job owes me travel reimbursement they haven’t paid me yet, and now that I’m separated, I don’t know if there’s going to be a problem. It’s my own grant money that’s supposed to pay back conference expenditures, to the tune of about $800. It’d be nice to see.

But the very fact that I write about that right now should be some kind of an indicator of where my head is. I’m exhausted, confused, and under caffeinated. I have coffee and a coffee maker, but I’ve packed the filters. I got McDonalds coffee, and a horrible sausage biscuit. I have no food at all in the house, and rather than eat a tin of beeswax lip balm I figured I had better put something with calories into myself so that I don’t freeze up and make bad decisions while I’m directing the move.

I’ve managed to do all the things on the St. Louis end. There are a couple of rugs and pieces of furniture that are staying behind. My lodger is happy to keep them. And now the packing woman is here. Gotta go. I’m starting.

5 Comments leave one →
  1. 12 February 2013 09:30

    You’re off to bigger and better things. It’s often hard to leave, but the opportunities awaiting you are really exciting. I know you’ll be fine. Fire up some good music and enjoy the lovely and weird things that always come up on road trips

  2. 12 February 2013 09:38

    Wheeeeeee!! Moving is always incredibly stressful, even when you’re not going to a new city. You’ll get through it, and soon you’ll be staring out your floor-to-ceiling windows at the gorgeous ECC skyline!

  3. 12 February 2013 10:06

    Maybe run to a store and buy some coffee filters and something good and nutritious for lunch? Or call and ask a friend to deliver? I’ll bet there are many who’d jump at the chance to see you again before you go, and good coffee and food will make you feel a little more human. You’ll get through this.

  4. Kathy permalink
    14 February 2013 08:07

    Been there – done that “moving on top of a career change” thing. It was very difficult. At times I truly wondered how I would survive the stress – but it does get better. Congratulations and good luck to you Dr. 24. I look forward to reading about the adventures you are sure to experience in your new life and new city!

  5. Syd permalink
    14 February 2013 23:02

    Moving and changing jobs, along with divorce, are the three most stressful things. Hang in there. You can manage for a few hours, and then you will be on the other side of this.

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