Atta Ikede

April 12, 2008

The stuff!!!

Filed under: Uncategorized — attaikede @ 6:51 am

My stuff got here this afternoon! My little apartment is now full of boxes.  Each box is full of my treasures, all carefully wrapped in lots and lots of plain newsprint. I’m going to use the newsprint as shelf liners … the shelves in this apartment are all wood and freshly painted. I’ve found that I get an ashy residue on clothes if I leave them right on the shelf. This newsprint will do the trick!

As if we needed more evidence I was born lucky … my enormous couch made it!! At first it wouldn’t come in, but it was soooo close I kept suggesting that maybe if we angled it here and there it would go through the doorway. Ultimately the movers took my front door off the hinge and the couch slide right in after that. The mover kept muttering that I won’t be able to get the couch OUT of my apartment, but meh .. I figure, if it came in, it’s gotta be able to go out!

No cross country move is without peril. My dining table got nicked and the frame holding my Trees painting is a bit scratched up.

I can’t find any screws to put anything together, but I’m sure they’ll turn up. They’ve gotta be in one of these boxes!



  1. How much to shipping all of your stuff cost anyways. Was it expensive. You are very luckly. But your also very smart, and that helps you make great decisions.

    Comment by Julie — April 18, 2008 @ 12:50 am

  2. Finally!!!!!!!!! So happy level goes up now!!

    Comment by picnic buddy — April 18, 2008 @ 12:57 am

  3. It cost about $3.5K. Estimates ranged from just over 2K to almost 5K — I took the middle one (Allied) and it worked out! I got full service packing/unpacking, had to pay extra for a small moving truck here cuz it’s so hilly, and was generous on insurance. I think that even the Allied quote could have been closer to high 2K if I’d been willing to pack on my own.

    Comment by attaikede — April 19, 2008 @ 4:33 am

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