Waiting for our real life to begin

Today has been a good day! I love it when people call me to arrange things I need done, instead of the other way around.

There’s a list of people we needed to get in touch with in these last couple weeks before the house deal goes down. There’s the insurance company, the lawyer, the utilities, etc… There’s also the matter of our little car having been in the shop most of the summer, lots of banking details to work out, and the final transition with my employer all to get closed out this month.

I figured I’d pick up the phone and get started, but its been ringing off the hook all morning. Our lawyer got in touch with me to get the ball rolling. Our insurance agent (who I love) called me to let me know where she was at. Even the car repair shop called to give us good news. I still had to call the utilities myself, obviously, but the largest “new account set-up fee” was $35, which is a lot less than we’d expected.

Also on the phone this week was the guy in charge of hardware purchasing at work. After a few months of the craptop sitting broken in a box in New York, my new laptop is on the way. Our only options are Dell machines, so this time I decided to go with a lightweight laptop. Given the horse power available to me both at home and at the office New York, I figured I’d aim for portability this time. When we get to Albany in September, a cute little Latitude D430 will be waiting for me.

My parents got a small-sized Dell that they use in their travels, and while its no MacBook, its a decent little machine that fits well in a suitcase or backpack. Something tells me that might be important to us over the next couple years.

So the movers are booked, all the little pieces are falling into place. Two and a half more weeks and life begins again. We can hardly wait…