Saturday, October 22, 2005

"In Transition" and "Cuggy is All the Rage."

WELL...Seeing as how we have just been through a pretty strenuous week ( well- MONTH, really) and are headed into a similarly tumultuous week, we decided that we should relax a bit on the way down to our new world. So...we are staying today at the same hotel in southern Virginia that we stayed at about two weeks ago on our first trip to GA.

Backtracking here...Many thanks to Nate and Amy who helped Brad move our stuff out of storage- some stuff to the dump and the rest over to our apartment on Wednesday afternoon. It went WAY faster than if it had just been Brad working alone.

The movers came about 9:00 a.m. on Thursday and took about three hours to load up all our stuff onto the truck. Remember the post I wrote about the piles of change that Brad leaves around the house? Well, as boxes and furniture slowly left the house, and more of the floor was revealed, a strange pattern came to light: dustbunnies and coinage. One of the movers was like, " What's the deal with all the change?" At first I thought he was referring to our change of location to Georgia...but then I realized he was talking about all the coins on the floor. I was like, " I wish I knew." I also wish I had counted up all the money I picked up off the floor...I stuffed it all in my vest pockets. Just call me MoneyBags. It would do no good to count it now- I have already spent half of it on candy bars in the vending machine down the hall. Argh. Now I know why we don't have a vending machine in our house!

After cleaning up the empty apartment, crying as I said goodbye to it, and packing the car so that there was NOT ONE SQUARE INCH UNUSED...we flew over to Fairwood, did some errands, and went to visit Grandma Sweet, who showered us with...sweets. Wow. If you need a chocolate fix, she is the woman to visit.

Then we drove 'til we could drive no more- in other words- to Connecticut- and finally stopped for the night. ( I gave a shout out to you, Craig, as we drove through Hartford.) And then we got up the next day and drove some more. And now we are here in Virginia, relaxing and taking today off.

Nate and Christy used to have this nickname for their aunt Caroline: Cuggy. Well, for that matter, I guess it's still her nickname. I don't know how Brad first heard about it, but ever since, it's been Cuggy this and Cuggy that. (Kind of like how I used to say Scooby Do all the time for everything. ) Sometimes it drives me crazy- sometimes it's rather cute. Sometimes it is a term of endearment. I don't know what he would do if he couldn't say it anymore. I think he thinks it's just fun to say. I think he wants to name our first born Cuggy. Are you weirded out yet?

7 comments:

redsoxwinthisyear said...

Sounds like you're still on a sugar high. Or is it some other mood altering drug?

DJ said...

yeah, for real! what he said :)

Glad you guys are on the move! trust the rest goes well.

As for naming your first born Cuggy, well, if you do that, I am sure my first born will laugh at them and beat them up, lol. Just a friendly warning, heh, heh, heh...

KW said...

Hey, you should have shouted to Hamden, our
old dwelling place town....

melbrown said...

Now, is it Cuggy as in "buggy," or Cuggy as in "fudgy?" That makes all the difference.

asaphat said...

If you'd only told me when you'd be coming through Hartford, I could have come down to the highway and thrown confetti from the overpass. Oh, well, next time you move to GA...

Claire said...

Mel- Cuggy as in rhymes with BUGGY.

Claire said...

No worries, Melanie! Glad you found the address. I know what you mean about frustrations with expressing yourself in comments...You think- do I go back and delete that? Or add something new?? In person it's much easier!