So, did you hear the one about the blogger who forgot to set up her internet connection before she moved?
Ha ha ha.
In an attempt to thwart my normal disorganizedness, I had a great long list of Things To Do before I moved. Somehow, contacting the cable company slipped my mind. Of course, that meant that I still had internet service at my old house, where I am now. But where had I put the ethernet cable I needed to hook myself up here? In the shoebox marked 'Cables Etc.', of course, but where was it? Answer: in one of the millions of identical boxes that now adorn my new home. (I finally found it, obviously.)
I have no idea where the nearest internet cafe is, never having needed one before. And all my neighbors seem to be very good about securing their wireless networks...
My cats have begun to get over the move. Mr. Nils spent the first 36 hours or so hissing in all directions. Miss Annika, who is terrified of everything under the best of circumstances, tried desperately to escape from the horrid threatening new house. First she tried to climb up the chimney; then she tried to burrow under the stove; finally, in a move that nearly broke my heart, she hid under the towel in her cat carrier. To appreciate this, you should know that both of my cats hate the cat carriers above all things, since the only time I use them is when we're going to the vet. When I take them out, the cats hide: they know what's coming. That Annika would enter her carrier voluntarily, as a refuge from the horrible new house, was a pretty amazing statement.
Now, however, they seem to have adjusted a bit. Nils only hisses a little, and Annika periodically comes out of hiding. I, meanwhile, am surrounded by boxes, and have zillions of things to take care of -- and it doesn't help that the guy who is supposed to be inspecting my heater at my old house is not showing up. Also, after a wonderfully cool spring, the weather abruptly turned hot and muggy on the very day of my move. And the movers managed to punch a hole in one of the walls.
Ah, the joys.
Cable service at the new house starts on Thursday. I'll only be in sporadic contact until then. Cheers!