Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Couldn't Stand The Weather

The good news is that since the weird WD-40 deal with the AC unit, I haven't had to run heat or AC during May. It has been lovely, and I have had the windows open for an unbelievably long stretch of time.

However, Missouri's spring is no longer quaint.

Several moons ago, I took a class in aviation weather. In the class, we learned how thunderstorms formed, and why they are especially prevalent in the spring in the midwest of the US.

All very nice, and moderately interesting from an intellectual standpoint.

But when one is TRYING TO SHUTTLE one's stuff from one apartment to another, they are NO LONGER interesting. Especially after the 5th day IN A ROW, where the weather is lovely during the day and then a CRUSHING DOWNPOUR from 5 to 7 pm.

I only gave myself a week to work with, and it's gonna get interesting. I can't afford downtime in the evenings.


ps. Many friends have offered to help me move. Unfortunately, I have chosen to 'shuttle' rather than pack-haul-unpack, and 'shuttling' doesn't scale very well. Also, I have a strong aversion to asking people for help for moves. Perhaps more in another post. However, I am sincerely grateful for all offers. It is nice to be acknowledged, as I have tried to help others move.

pps. The title of this post comes from one of the greatest songs of all time.


K. said...

Congrats on the new place! I've been hearing about the awful weather there. Dad said the retaining wall at his condo collapsed and brought half the hillside down with it!

If I was closer, I'd offer to help you move as well. Please remember that people offering to help is different than you asking for assistance. We offer because you are our friend, and we want to help. It's a testament to how well you are liked.

CaptainCanuck said...

Thanks for the note, K!

The good news is that I had a dandy evening tonight and am looking in better shape. Still a ways to go....

re: remember. Good point...