Saturday, November 05, 2011

Date With Reba Last Night

And The Ground's Shaking Here In Tulsa

The good news this morning is that the movers managed to show up a little after 9 AM yesterday and off load all of our stuff into the appropriate rooms in the new house by about 2 PM.

By 5 PM we realized how we had been basically running on adrenalin for the past week and were ready to collapse on the bed or sofa, but we couldn't because I had earlier bought second row center stage tickets at the BOK Center (Bank of Oklahoma Center) located a few blocks from my downtown temp condo to see Reba McEntire.

I'm really not a modern country music fan...being more of a Hank Williams Sr./Johnny Cash sort of old school guy, but let me tell you...

Reba is one CLASS ACT and she puts on one HECK of a show.

When the music finally stopped a little before 11 PM we wandered back over to  The Cellar Dweller Bar for a nightcap, and came home to the condo and just DIED.

In fact, we slept so hard that we missed the 2:12 AM earthquake measuring 4.7 which occurred between Tulsa and Oklahoma City...with FIVE additional 3.0+ aftershocks which have occurred since.

Talk about getting an interesting greeting to our new city...

So any way, now it's time to head back over to the new house and face unpacking all of our "stuff" still sitting in boxes.

If you are near Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, feel free to stop by and lend us a hand.

Regards Y'all...

Friday, November 04, 2011

We Made It!!!

I Just Hope All Of Our Stuff Does...

Yesterday at about 2:30 PM we arrived at our new home here in the eastern suburbs of Tulsa. 

It's considered Broken Arrow as far as the school system is concerned (which is a good thing), but technically it's outside the Broken Arrow city limits as well as the Tulsa city limits but for some reason the US Postmaster assigned our neighborhood "Tulsa" when the dust settled.

So any way, Pat and little Missy the Turbo Pup got to see where they were going to be living for the first time and I got to finally spend a couple of extra hours in the building and I have to tell you we REALLY have a nice home in a nice neighborhood.

The best part of the deal for me is that we will live only 15 minutes from my office and about 20 minutes from the Tulsa airport so my life will be low stress and continue on the path of maximizing my pleasure and limiting the crap like traffic I put up with in Atlanta for 27 years.

Of course Pat will continue to telecommute from her new home office using the Internet so she will be working in her pajamas every day if she wants to, and the Turbo Pup will be in charge of giving everyone a good barking when needed to get things under control in the new neighborhood.

(As an interesting side note, our lot backs up onto a giant undeveloped piece of property and while looking over the fence yesterday I noticed what appeared to be giant hoof prints in the mud and several artifacts which appeared to be "Cow Pies" laying around on the ground.  If in fact we have livestock living on the other side of our rear fence it's going to be interesting to see how our little 12 pound Turbo Pup reacts when she sees an animal weighing 1000 pounds.)

The "moving crew" is supposed to show up about 9:00 AM, so I guess I better finish doing my news reading and get some more shut eye.

Y'all have a LOVELY Friday, and wish us luck dragging everything off of the Tractor Trailer...

Thursday, November 03, 2011

On Beal Street In Memphis

Good Ribs For Dinner...

So we tossed most everything left over in the form of possessions into the Q7 by late morning yesterday and made it across the state of Tennessee by dark.

Then we called a taxi and wandered downtown to Beal street and had a Bar-B-Q dinner at Charles Vergos' The Rendezvous restaurant, followed by listening to a few a short sessions of live music in a couple of night clubs in the area.

Time now to gather up the luggage and the Turbo Puppy and heading onward west toward Tulsa.

Regards Y'all...

Wednesday, November 02, 2011

Moving... Day Two

Most Of My "Stuff" Is On The Truck

Well, we had another long day yesterday with my "moving crew" forcing all of the stuff sitting around on the main level of the house out the door and into the tractor/trailer we had shoe-horned into the driveway.

Then about 3 PM they realized how much crap I had laying around in the basement and everyone shifted gears into "OVERDRIVE" and they managed to get it all into boxes and out the door so as of about 6 PM the truck was headed to the local transport yard and we were headed to dinner and back to the hotel.

For some insane reason I'm going back over there this morning and slapping some paint on the wall behind the bar and cleaning up a few other details before putting the last stuff in our new/used Audi Q7 Quattro (I forgot to mention we replaced the old Chrysler 300 with a newer used SUV on Sunday) and heading west on Interstate 40 toward Memphis.

My head is SPINNING...ladies and gentlemen, but all for good reasons as Pat and Missy the Turbo Pup and I head west toward Tulsa, Oklahoma...ending a wonderful four and one half year existence here on the banks of the mighty Tennessee River.

Life is full of surprises until you stop living I guess...We're completely amazed at the curve balls being thrown at us every day.

Wish us luck...if you will...and have at least half as much fun as we're having...Y'all...

Tuesday, November 01, 2011

The Giagantic Tulsa Move-Day One Report

We're Running Like A Herd Of Turtles...

OK...Let's get a couple of things straight here.

First of all, let me state that I'm OLD...i.e. I'm not as young as I used to be...

Therefore, I am also SLOW...because of my age...

Thus anything happening FAST around here is either being shown on the TV else it is being conducted by someone other than myself and Pat.

Little Missy the Turbo Pup does some stuff at a rapid pace every now and then, but still...

That said, my "moving crew" is able to keep up with me because it turns out...


We spent most of the day yesterday in a combined effort trying to arrange things in boxes ready for packing on a truck...and the good news is that we got most of the upstairs packed after my so-called "moving crew" showed up sometime after 9 AM.

By 5 PM the "moving crew" was ready to go home, and we were ready for a drink and to move over to our hotel room for the evening.

So in the end it looks like today will be spent getting the balance of the stuff in boxes and loading things on a truck. and the actual arrival in the Tulsa metropolitian area will be delayed until Thursday or Friday.

If I have any say over the matter my next move will be to the Cemetery, because this crap is killing me...