Moved, etc.

Posted on November 24, 2006 by Chris Lumens in hiking, moving.

Well it has been a very long time since I last updated things here. In the last week and a half, a whole lot of stuff has happened. First off, I moved into the new place at Clocktower last Wednesday. David and I rented a truck to move all our furniture and large boxes. It took the entire day (as in, we were still moving my furniture in around 9pm) and we got a $100 parking ticket because of it, but we got it done. It was a horrible chore involving walking several miles and lifting everything we own at least four times. But we got it done. With this stuff moved, I was able to stay in the new place that first night. I got all the other essentials like kitchen things, clothes, and bathroom stuff moved in fairly quickly too. Most of the nights since then have involved trips to and from Royal Crest with my car full of junk. I almost have it finished now - just a couple more trips plus cleaning and I’ll be all moved out.

I haven’t yet explored the new place all that much. I enjoyed the hot tub after a hike and I’ve walked all around, but I have not really gotten to know the building. I think there’s some exploration and writing to be done about that. I did explore downtown a little bit over several nights, going over to Nashua Garden for sandwiches and drinks, walking to the homebrew store for supplies, and finding the nearest post office. I think I could get used to living in this downtown. It’s decently urban, but I don’t feel cramped like I am living right on top of other people.

You may have noticed that there was no DSL outage over the past 10 days. Well, Covad decided to take their time getting things set up here at the new place so Speakeasy hasn’t moved my service over yet. The servers are all still hooked up and running in the mostly empty old apartment now. I expect they’ll stay over there until the very end of the month when I have to move them because the power will be turned off.

Lon and I went for a hike on Sunday up Moosilauke. That was my second time up the mountain this year following my solo adventure several months ago. This time the weather cooperated a little bit more and I was able to see the summit and ridgeline as soon as we got to the ridge. The whole way up, we were covered by the clouds. However, we got above them once we hit the ridge and even saw the sun for a while. The summit itself drifted in and ouf of the clouds but we were lucky enough to have clear skies long enough to sit up top and eat lunch. The trip really deserves a longer description, but that will have to do for now.

Pictures from this hike

Early tomorrow I’ll be leaving for yet another solo hike up Pierce and maybe Eisenhower if I’m feeling good after the first four miles. It’s supposed to be a very nice day, and I don’t think we are going to have too many more of those this year so I had better take advantage of the ones we get. Also I bought beer ingredients today so I will probably do that on Sunday. I’d link to the recipe, but there’s no name yet so there’s no point in linking to something that’s going to change soon. I’ll just have to leave you with the basic outline that this beer is a typical stout with cherries and chocolate added. It’s for the season.

Really, this entry was just to get me back into the habit of writing.