Getting Organized, Getting Ready

Change of address, turn gas off, turn electricity on, get Internet access, find a storage company, move all my belongings somewhere else, get renter’s insurance … the list went on and on. I am surprised that with the recent move, I haven’t forget something. But all the while, I’ve got this sinking suspicion that I really have.

With graduate school about to begin, and my somewhat masochistic choice to continue my employment part-time while in school looming overhead, I fear my personal task list is about to explode in my face. So this week, I’ve turned my attention to different organizational techniques that I am hoping will free up some creative time and keep me somewhat sane for the next three years.

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Moved In


It has been a long weekend for sure, but a fun and rewarding one. It’s Tuesday morning and I’m finally feeling like I’m settled in. Over the weekend, my lovely girlfriend Linda, my best friend Mike, and Linda’s sister Robin helped move me down to South Carolina. Each of these individuals took nearly 6 days out of their schedule to come help me. I’m so in debt to each of them. Thanks you guys!!

We left on Wednesday and by Thursday night we were playing cards in my new apartment in gorgeous downtown Columbia, SC. It was very hot and humid but the AC here always works great. I’ve got a pretty decent view off of my balcony and there is plenty of room for me, perhaps too much almost.

We capped the weekend off by spending three days in Charleston, SC. I will post pictures when I have my own dedicated Internet connection.

For the rest of the week, its diving into the books, catching up on what’s been going on at my company while I’ve been gone, and taking care of leftover bills and address changes. I already miss everyone from New Haven.

On The Road

On the Road

June 22nd – Leaving for South Carolina

The big moving day. Mike is driving my car down behind me and we are getting ready to leave for South Carolina. We’re going to split up the drive into two days and try to get as far as we can into the south before pulling over for the night.

Sixteen hours on the road in a U-Haul, get ready for the fun..

Lightning Photo

June 20th - 21:21:18 - Lightning (No PS)

Canon EOS20d 1/60 f1.8 20mm ISO400 Sigma20mm (full size)

It started to storm up while I was finishing my packing the other night. I ran outside with the camera hoping to grab a few shots of the storm. I was always about 1/2 a second behind the lightning, my human reflexes just could not keep up.

However, I got lucky when I tried to take a picture of the lights on the passing vehicle. Mother nature decided to give me a beautiful show. Though the clouds look truly unreal, I can promise you that there was no photoshop involved with this photo. This was raw from the camera. I will most likely never take a photo quite like this again. 😉