The move is over and it's all here. The last two days have been some of the craziest that I have experienced. It's hard to believe that 48 hours ago I was carrying some boxes down in the house in Columbia that I've inhabited for four of my happiest years. Now I'm in Chicago moved in and unpacked (mostly). Now I begin a lonely week here by myself, with the cats of course, until Kayla finishes her final week of work and heads back.
The move went pretty smoothly overall. It's never easy to drive a moving truck 420 miles, much less into a very crowded city. There were bumps, but we made it safely and in good time. A big thank you to Kayla's dad for putting us up for the night on Friday. We were originally going to get up before the crack of dawn on Saturday, drive to St. Louis and drop some furniture off with him, and then proceed on to Chicago. Instead, we drove to his place Friday night, unloaded, and then crashed there. That put us two hours closer and we had the furniture that he is storing already unloaded.
We got here around 12:30pm and were unloaded about an hour later and unpacked by the end of the night. I can't thank my parents or Justin enough for all of the help they provided. Without them, I'm not quite sure how we would have managed the whole operation. It gave me the chance to say goodbye to them as well. Well, not so much goodbye as a see you later. Sad day.
Anyway, I took some pictures of the place. Unfortunately I only had my laptop to take the pictures with as Kayla has the camera back in Columbia as well her her Iphone, so the pictures aren't the best quality. We'll post some more later.