Sunday, February 13, 2011
Mr. Kim Blogs: Moving Day
I have devised a new workout plan that I recommend to everyone.
1. Have and raise a child. (This part takes a while, stick with it.)
2. Allow child to get an apartment at college so as to facilitate the accumulation of a lifetime's worth of crap and heavy furniture in four years.
3. Place all said belongings in storage after college and allow child to move home to find a job, save some money, and get established.
4. Wait 4 years for said child to "find herself."
5. (And here's where it gets good) At long last celebrate child's location of suitable grown up apartment. Do happy dance. Rent a truck, return to storage unit, load truck with 120 rooms of heavy furniture, boxes of books, boxes of what appear to be bricks, kitchen stuff, more lamps than can be found in a furniture store, what appear to be more bricks, and misc crap, all destined for a one bedroom basement apartment.
6. Arrive at apartment to find it flooded, less than a week after signing the lease. Call weekend emergency maintenance number, wait for plumber, and learn that the problem may be in a wall and will take up to a week to fully rectify. Reject idea of jumping out of window. It's a basement.
7. After laughing, then crying, then looking for the nearest liquor store, drive truck back to self-storage, unload everything including the bricks which appear to have been breeding in the truck because there are now four times as many. Find out that just because everything came out of the storage locker doesn't mean it all will to be easily fit back in again. Apparently bricks like sunlight.
8. Return truck, return home, and realize that part of what went into the storage locker was daughter's bed. Reluctantly agree to sleep on couch for a week.
9. Lie awake thinking that you have to do it all again next Saturday.
And voila! a 1200 calorie-burn workout. (Not including the have and raise a child part, that burns even more.)
Somebody pass the Ben-Gay.