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05 December 2005 @ 12:45 pm
I did! I did! I _did_ get giant bruises on my legs!

I made two trips to HB this weekend. On on saturday after the company christmas party with a medium load of stuff, the second early sunday afternoon with a ton of stuff, including my 27" tv.

I still have the original packing box for the tv which makes it somewhat easier to carry. However not as easy as it should due to some kind of manufacturing "oversight." There are two handle cutouts in the box, however they're placed at an angle so that it is only convenient to grab them from one particular side. However that side also happens to be the side the handles are closest to, which means you get _horrible_ leverage. The only way i could manage to carry it by myself was by kind of bracing it against my legs while taking smallish steps. However that meant that the bottom edge of the box was digging into my legs just a little above the knee and i managed to get some fantastically painfull bruises which turned wonderfully purple overnight =P

I managed to get the box down the stairs and out to the car by myself, but i had to take a couple breaks to do it. About halfway there i started thinking something along the lines of, "you know, i bet if i just left it sitting here in the middle of the path then eventually someone would come along and steal it, and then i wouldn't have to worry about it anymore." Although if i did actually do that it woud be fun to set up a camera and watch the theives developing hernias trying to get away with their loot :) I think that the next time i move i may very well get rid of the tv and buy a new flatscreen LCD. I think i paid about $200 for that tv originally, five years ago or so, so if i can get a new LCD screen that at least approaches 27" in a couple years for $200 or so i'll definitely go for that rather than have to go through this again.

When i got to the new apartment i was feeling wussy and managed to convince jmpava to help me carry it in from the car, which is fair since he'll probably be getting almost as much use out of it as me :)

So anyways, now my legs are sore from being bruised. And my arms are sore from carrying stuff. And my back is sore from i don't know what, quite possibly something involving heavy lifting and carrying though :) Luckily it all seems to be muscle type sorness which is ouchy but also purry and happy.
Current Mood: soresore
Brie2gouda4u on December 5th, 2005 08:52 pm (UTC)
Why didn't you wait for the moving van next weekend? Then you'd have a herd (well, me and maybe some other people) to help you. Okay, you'd have one person to help you, and everyone else to watch and wince (I don't recall those stairs accomodating more than one person per step very well).

Anyway, let us know when to arrive!
DonAithnendonaithnen on December 5th, 2005 08:56 pm (UTC)
Well that let us pretty much finalize the living room setup, at least till i get that stand/organizer thing for the tv. Plus it means i have less distractions at the old apartment when i should be packing and cleaning :)
cwendy41cwendy41 on December 5th, 2005 08:57 pm (UTC)
I should be in the general South Bay area for part of next weekend. Let me know if you need any help moving stuff into the apartment.
Pava: kiterojmpava on December 6th, 2005 02:00 am (UTC)
Heh. Wrong HB. That's where I am (well, almost), not where geoff is :->
cwendy41cwendy41 on December 6th, 2005 03:00 am (UTC)
D'oh! I know they're all beaches off the 405 so I thought they were in the same area. I don't know the area surrounding the 405 too well.