So this weekend Crysta and I yet again packed up the car and drove down to Milwaukee. Considering we'll soon be moving, and I'll be crashing on a yet-to-be-determined couch for a bit, I feel rather nomadic at the moment. I've been scrambling to get everything done on time, and I know Crysta has been working even harder.
We drove down to Milwaukee on Friday, as Crysta had a dress fitting at 7pm that night. I took the day off rather than try to work an earlier shift and press my luck, and I'm glad that's the choice I made... as traffic was terrible on I94 due to construction at 3-4 different locations. There were points where everything slowed down to a crawl, and I can tell you it was frustrating as all heck.
We thankfully got to Milwaukee on time though, and Crysta was able to make her appointment. Afterwards we went out to Champion Chicken with my parents. I haven't been there in many years, and it was as good as I remembered.
On Saturday morning we had an appointment with the florist for the wedding and got most of that squared away. Afterwards we headed over to Bartz's and priced flatware for the wedding. Later that afternoon, we headed over to the bakery and finalized our design for the wedding cake and paid for it.
Needless to say, this was a very wedding-planning-themed weekend.
One of the big tasks for this last weekend was collecting more cardboard boxes for packing up the apartment. When we first moved our stuff into the apartment, we did it in shifts -- often reusing the same boxes. This means we actually didn't have as many boxes as we really needed. This time though we're moving states. Unlike moving across town, we can't exactly do it it multiple trips. It all has to be done at once, and we needed more supplies than what we had.
There was a lot of cardboard in the trunk of my car on the return trip to Eau Claire.
On Sunday, before leaving town, Crysta and I went out to the wedding site with my parents, so they could finally see what the place looked like in person. I think seeing the actual facility allayed a lot of their fears regarding set up.
In the end, another successful trip. When we drove back to Eau Claire I realized it was the last time that driving to Eau Claire would be driving "home." That got me a twinge nostalgic. I've spent a decade of my life in this town, and while I'm ready to move on... it still just feels weird.