So I woke up in Eau Claire this morning, but no longer as a resident of this town... instead a visitor. I'm currently crashing on my friend Steve's futon as I can't immediately take the computer home (the telecommuting process at my job is compicated).
The move went as well as could be expected. There were a couple of minor glitches along the way, but things turned out as well as I could have hoped. I want to thank Biedermann, Yushi and (especially) Parch for all the stuff they did to help. Without the help of you three over the course of the weekend, we wouldn't have been able to get the stuff and get gone with it. Hell, Parch rode a Greyhound bus for five hours to Eau Claire just to help me move. The man is awesome.
There's a reason he's going to be the best man at my wedding.
The new apartment is nice, and we have internet up and running. I chose not to blog on Monday though because I wanted to spend as much time with Crysta as possible before I got into the car on Tuesday afternoon.
For the record, it's a very long drive from my new home to my old home... and Chicago traffic is a b!@#h.
That drive yesterday was very, very long. I spent most of it listening to public radio along my route. I say most of it instead of all of it as I am now fairly certain that Indiana must not have public radio. In Wisconsin, every time a public radio station fades I can just click around until I find another one -- which is usually airing the same programming. In Chicago I also had no problem locating an NPR station. While trying to tune one in while driving in Indiana though? I couldn't get anything.
But I digress. It's very odd being back in Eau Claire so immediately after moving. I'm sitting here, at work, in the office as if nothing had changed... but my home is now 500 miles away and I can't just drive there in ten minutes when the day is done. Life has become strange all of a sudden.
I endeavor to survive though... I'm just going to have a lot of driving in the meanwhile.
I don't know what city you'll be moving to so I can't really say if you have it there, but it looks like there's coverage over much of the state.
I stopped listening to NPR when I moved back to WI because of the Ideas Network/WPR programming. But I miss All Things Considered, Science Friday, and other programs I used to listen to. Monterey was the best. They used to play NPR programs during the day and fill in with BBC overnight.
It looks like Purdue itself has an NPR station -- it's just oddly at 101 point something on the dial for some reason, which threw me off as I'm so used to the stations all being in the high 80s/low 90s.