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The First Step...

Up to this point, my moving to Melbourne has been nothing but talk.

Don't get me wrong, I definitely want to but nothing so far has been actually done.

That changed today.

paradigmshifty is moving the last bit of his stuff from Brisbane to Melbourne, and he offered for me to add some of my stuff to the load. So I did.

It wasn't much, mainly just stuff that I either don't have the space for or don't have the time for (or both). But it was enough.

Sent in this load was: One lounge single chair, one single bed (in pieces), one single bed (not in pieces), one queen bed (in pieces), one single mattress, one queen mattress, one couch, one computer desk on wheels, one dining table, two bookcases, and eight boxes.

It's made a huge difference in the amount of space in that house, which will make all the rest of the organisation and packing a hell of a lot easier. The odd thing is that it's made me nervous, in that it's finally hit me that I am actually going ahead with this. The oddest thing is that I find this case of nerves oddly comforting.

So now I have to do something, either way. If I move, I have to pack and actually move. If I don't move then I will have to organise to have the stuff I've sent down to be sent back. I have to do something.

Small steps, small steps...

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paradigmshifty
Jul. 20th, 2006 04:18 am (UTC)
I was going to message you later and ask if anything had ended up in the load. The removalists called me this morning to say it was all done and ready to go.
halloranelder
Jul. 20th, 2006 04:30 am (UTC)
Yep. They called you while they were sitting out the front of my place after loading all of my stuff. :)
psuedonym777
Jul. 20th, 2006 04:19 am (UTC)
*grins* And so it begins......
paradigmshifty
Jul. 20th, 2006 04:21 am (UTC)
Yes, well - we all know why you want him here... ;-p
halloranelder
Jul. 20th, 2006 04:31 am (UTC)
That reminds me, I haven't caused anyone to do a full body blush in years... :)
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greenglowgrrl
Jul. 20th, 2006 04:44 am (UTC)
Nervous feelings can be good. You know you're in trouble if you are about to walk on stage without them.

They're making you alive to possibilities, and getting you out of complacency in your rut.

Mum asked if you liked the photo she sent of you. I said er..... and found it down behind a desk. I guess I'll have to post it.
halloranelder
Jul. 20th, 2006 04:47 am (UTC)
Well, you realise this means we're going to have to do breakfast again sometime then?
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travisjhall
Jul. 20th, 2006 04:59 am (UTC)

Last night, I finally told Julie about my plans to move into your place with you. She had previously known that I have a plan for moving, but didn't know it is you I have been planning to move in with. Last night she directly asked, so I told her.

She asked, "Isn't he planning to move to Melbourne?" I replied, simply, "Yes." She asked, "So, what, you'll to take over the lease when he moves?"

"Maybe."

Small steps for me, too. Get out of where I am now, then look further down the track. Very few people know about our other discussions yet.

I think I really need to catch up with Koula.

I'm sorry I still haven't been able to be more definite about when I'll be able to move. It's looking like it'll be on track for the second half of August, as long as Julie's plans don't fall through.

halloranelder
Jul. 20th, 2006 05:04 am (UTC)
That's fine. There's a reason I haven't mentioned any of this around other people. My plans are public, but yours are private, so I don't talk about those plans.

Eventually we need to sit down and work things out between us, especially in terms of who has what gear. For instance, I hope you own your own bed, as all my spares are now somewhere between here and Melbourne. :)
paradigmshifty
Jul. 20th, 2006 05:08 am (UTC)
Did the removalists happen to mention what the total cubic meterage of the goods was? I have to know what size storage to price.
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travisjhall
Jul. 20th, 2006 05:30 am (UTC)

I've been thinking about putting some of my stuff in storage for a while. I don't expect to be able to move all of my furniture into your place, but there are pieces I definitely want to keep. My dining suite is inherited from my grandfather, along with the sideboard. They can go into storage until April, but then I'd want to retrieve them (whatever happens). I'm not overly attached to my fridge, but it might be more suitable for two than yours. (I don't remember how big your fridge is.) I've got most of the other usual household things, but I may abandon my TV - if you didn't have one, I think I'd replace it anyway. The rest - well, it's not like I haven't managed to merge it in with someone else's stuff before.

I do own my own bed. My plan at the moment is to use my current, single bed until April, then dispose of it and buy a new one. It's time I got out of the old single bed (which I've had for 20 years). I want a bed which I can share, if/when the time comes for that again. And April will be a convenient time to do it.

illdrinn
Jul. 20th, 2006 05:23 am (UTC)
Who did you use and how much was the cost? I want to move some of my things down to Sydney once I'm in the new flat.
halloranelder
Jul. 20th, 2006 05:30 am (UTC)
It was Vic Palmer Removals ((07) 3287 4326). Kolya has been very happy with the service, with the guys being very friendly and professional.

As for price, Stephen is handling that, so you'll need to talk to him.
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paradigmshifty
Jul. 20th, 2006 05:35 am (UTC)
They're excellent and their prices are good.

I use them for that reason, and because I can get them on Bartercard. Let me know when you are wanting to move and we may be able to arrange something to our mutual benefit.
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draquin
Jul. 20th, 2006 09:37 am (UTC)
One entire container load. Full. Choc-a-block. Anyone know the usual dimensions of a container that fits on a truck? 6m x 3m x 3m ish ?

I have a shed. I have an empty shed. Wheeeeeeeeeeee........
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