Despite what you might think from my lapse in posting, we did make it alive to Austin and are now in the process of converting cardboard boxes full of our things to a house full of our things. You can in fact review much of the whole moving process now thanks to this great gallery album that Leslie made. Have a look!
So, we left Oakland for Austin today. Some interesting facts I learned:
- Despite being advised for “1 bedroom apartments,” a 16-foot Penske rental truck can (very nearly) contain everything we own in the world. This is only possible due to (a) sedulous cubic inch measurements made by Leslie and (b) magical loading skills employed by our industrious helpers from Movers Anonymous. See above picture for the truck just after ingestion of three (3) charcoal grills and a bicycle but still awaiting insertion of two nearly worthless sets of pine Ikea shelves.
- When you put everything you own in a truck and then attach your car to the back of it, you should not expect to get excellent mileage. However, we were thrilled to see that we are solidly in the double digits so far!
- It’s muhfuckin hot up in the Central Valley, but oh good god, still not as hot as in Austin. And, y’know, like they say… here it’s a dry heat. Yep. In Austin? Not dry. Bring the pain.
Now, for sleep! Bonus fact: Palm Springs is not a wonderland of palms and springs, but in fact just another part of the huge ass desert down here. Motel 6 still as classy as ever, though. ‘Night.