Friday, May 7, 2010

Final Countdown: Packing the Cube and Saying Goodbye!

Yesterday our Relocube came.  Its like Pods, but less famous and about 1/3 the price.  I can't say if its as good until I see all my stuff in once piece on the other side of the country, but I do know that if they screw it up or lose our cube, we get 7,000 dollars which is far more than anything in there is worth.

Our cube.

Zach's brother came to help us load the cube.  He was good at both lifting and real-life tetris.

 Saying goodbye to old pals isn't always easy...especially if they don't have e-mail.  Hermes is an old friend who is always there when we need him. 

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Final Countdown: Pittsburgh 1 week and counting.

The last few weeks have been so, so busy!  Packing up and saying goodbye is really time consuming and draining.  However, the last two weeks in Pittsburgh have been the most fun I've ever had here.  Zach's graduation parties, family gatherings and farewell dinners with old friends. Pictures follow:

Zach's Grad Party at Pittsburgh's Hopfbrauhaus.  We did not consume as much beer as we appear to have.

Zach eats a Rocket Pop on his Graduation Day.

Boating at Twin Lakes Park

Making cheese raviolis with Tess with my Grandma's ravioli press.

All of this is making leaving Pittsburgh so hard! I don't know if I'll actually miss living here, even though it was somehow voted "Most Livable City" by Forbes magazine again.  I'm definitely ready for a new environment, but leaving the people that I love so much is really, really difficult.  Maybe I'll be back someday.  Maybe...