Monday, March 14, 2016

This is the week.

The movers are coming today to pack all my stuff. Tuesday they load it, Wednesday I finish what house repairs I can, and on Thursday, I'm on the road.

Sometime in that process, they'll take the computer and I'll be off-line, save for iPad updates enroute.

As much as I'm happy about the new job and locale, I realize now that I'm going to be leaving a lot of really great people behind. I have a lot of friends here at my church, at work, in the neighborhood, and all my shooting buddies...I'll miss them and some of them were probably telling the truth when they say that they'll miss me. So I go with some sadness, too.

I've spent eleven years in this house. Like most around here, I bought when the market was high and I'll be lucky to break even today even after eleven years of payments. And some time during that eleven years, I acquired a lot of stuff that I don't recall having to move before. When I moved in, all my worldly goods fit in one medium-sized moving van and my Dad, gone now, helped me make the move in a day. This time I think I've disposed of more stuff than would have fit in that truck, and I still have a couple of train car loads left that has to come with.

Now I've got to oversee the packing and loading of all that stuff. Then I've got to get a trailer for the stuff that I'm not entrusting to the movers. You can guess what that is. And for moving help and enroute security, I'm bringing down the best armed lawyer that I can afford, because lawyers can come in pretty handy in the south.



No, I won't have that one. I can't afford him. I got Aaron from The Shekel coming instead. So I'm getting ready for that two-day discussion of his favorite topic, the Rule against Perpetuities.

And of course the dogs will be riding with us for two whole days as well, so I've got that going for me, too.

I'm wondering if it's not too late to ask for my old job back.

23 comments:

  1. Hey Murphy;

    Loved that movie...and enjoy the move, new adventures await....

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  2. Well, if you can't afford the lawyer you love, love the lawyer you can afford. Oh, and my rates just went up for that RAP crack.

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  3. Best of luck and I'm sure the view of the move will look better once you get on the far side of it.

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  4. Traveling with livestock? Sounds like an adventure!
    :-)

    gfa

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  5. Safe travels and congrats on your new adventure.

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  6. New adventure awaits! Looking forward to meeting you in the coming months.

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  7. Until you take evasive action and change your email and phone number, I can still continue to harass you with my bad puns. They just won't be in person.

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  8. You will be missed, but it's an opportunity you couldn't pass up! Just remember, gators like dogs... So Murphy won't be swimming in the river down there!!!

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  9. If you run into problems around B'ham AL. Let us know. I have bail money.

    Woz

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    1. Good to know. Probably running south of Birmingham this time, but there's always future Anniston treks if you're free for a beer or three.

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  10. Godpseed, asshole. Get your ass down here to God's Country!

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    1. It was cracks like that back in 1861 that started something. Hope this time, you guys got enough beer. ;-)

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    2. I was just funnin'. No offense intended, and if so, I apologize. We're looking forward to having him in Louisiana, although this flooding may make anyone think twice.

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    3. I'm never offended by good humor...worry not. I hand enough of it out and I can take it as well. Besides...it's one of those things that separates men from liberals who file EEO complaints as soon as you mock one.

      See you soon, and looking forward to the meet.

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  11. Murphy's Law - Safe travels to you, the dogs and Aaron. Moving is so stressful so I will keep you in my prayers. Hugs...Lauren

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  12. Be safe on the road.

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    1. I'll have a truck full of guns, two German Shepherds, and a lawyer. Safest guy on the planet. :-)

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    2. Sounds like you're channeling Warren Zevon: "Send Lawyers, Guns, and Money"

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  13. Well, at least being thrown into the new job Monday morning will be a distraction...

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  14. To heck with that perpetuities rule - you are moving to Louisiana, you need to learn about the vulgar substitution....

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  15. Thanks for reminding me how much I enjoyed Ackroyd in "Doctor Detroit".
    Good luck during your move (and after).

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