Sunday, July 31, 2011


Lucky for Steve and me, our travel from Pittsburgh to Austin was relatively pain free! The cats, Quinn and Ivy, were pretty much amazing, with just a little bit of meowing while it was still dark outside. 19 hours of travel on day one and 8 on day two. Steve, being the road warrior that he is, did most of the driving on day one (all but maybe 4 or 5 hours) and ALL of the driving on day two.

Upon our arrival, we signed the lease and handed over the dough for the first month’s rent. We started unloading almost right away, only stopping when we just plain needed a nap and food. We also needed a swim! Day 2 in Austin primarily consisted of unpacking and finishing loading the truck. Again, Steve was the superstar here, with unloading most of the truck himself.

As we are now in the beginning of our second week in Austin, I can say that we are getting settled. We have had three trips to Target (all different locations - Austin loves Target, apparently!), a trip to IKEA, and lots of exploring. I am committed to sharing my experiences with the move as often as possible.

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