Saturday, August 15, 2009

My New Home

I have finally arrived at my new home. This was a move from hell, my friends. Everything that could go wrong did. And then some.

The elevator in my previous building broke, and I had to drag two enormous suitcases and two bags downstairs at 4:30 a.m. Altogether, my luggage weighs as much as I do, so that was pretty horrible. Thank God for my super nice neighbor Harry who magically appeared in the stairwell and helped me.

Then I had to pay extra (a lot) because the luggage was so heavy. Then my money disappeared. Then I lost my passport. Then I couldn't get my luggage back. Then I was afraid I wouldn't have enough money to pay the cab driver. Then the woman who had the keys from my new house was away.

But now it's all over and I'm finally in my new home. My stuff will only arrive in two weeks (hence the excessive amount of luggage), but it's kind of fun to live in a completely empty house.

Special thanks go to my wonderful sister and my beautiful boyfriend. You guys are a pillar of strength and the best support system an absent-minded professor could ever hope for.

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Veronica said...

Where did you move to,and what part of Montreal are you originally from ( if I may ask of course) ?

Clarissa said...

I'm now in Edwardsville, Illinois. It's very close to St.Louis, Missouri.

In Montreal, I lived on St.Mathieu, near Metro Guy. I miss it so much. :-(

Are you familiar with Montreal, Veronica?

Veronica said...

It's where I live !- in the west island.
I know what you mean about downtown, it's so great, I love it.

Clarissa said...

Oh, it's so nice to have a Montreal-based reader. Thank you for coming to my blog, Veronica!

NancyP said...

Well, I thought I recognized the student/faculty union indoors and the outdoor landscaping in your more recent posts. Welcome to the Bistate region. I am in St. Louis MO. One word of advice. WATCH OUT FOR THE DEER. That long parkway leading up to campus, with woods on either side, is the site of several deer-car crashes or near-misses a year, and these white-tails are sizable enough - several hundred pounds - a crash can be quite dangerous to the human in the car.

No, I didn't go to school at SIUE. Yes, I sometimes go to theater there. I work at SLU and live on the MO side.

Clarissa said...

Oh, you are in St.Louis! How great, now we will be neighbors. We have been warned amply about the deer, I guess it's a real problem here.