Posts Tagged ‘boxes’

The day has arrived

Monday, October 13th, 2008

The day when I leave Stavanger. In about two hours, my father will be here with a car and trailer, and all that’s left to do is try to fit all my crap… I’ve been packing for like two weeks, and finally I’m there. I’ve sold some stuff to my flat mates, some stuff I’ve given away, and some I’ve taken to the recycling facility, but I still have some doubts as to whether it’ll all fit in the car…

The company that’s getting me my visas finally got a move on, so now my passport is at some embassy or other, getting the right stamps and signatures.

I had a great time at the party on Saturday. I got there like five to seven, and Christian was already there. In the next couple of hours people arrived, and I hope all who tried to find us did… šŸ™‚Ā  In any case; thank you to all of you who were there to make my going away party a great night, I’ve already said goodbye to you, and to all you who didn’t make it, sayonara to you too!

Now I need some breakfast, stop by the dive shop to see if my certificates have arrived, return library books, drop off a camera I’ve borrowed, and about a dozen other small things I need to remember. The next time I write, I shall be homeless! šŸ˜€

Dentist and doctor

Monday, October 6th, 2008

Things are coming to a conclusion here in Stavanger, I’m leaving in a week…

I started off the day with a visit at the dentist’s. I figured it would be a smart thing to make sure my teeth are intact before heading off, and thankfully they are.

To make matters just a tad more complicated, I got an ugly rash around both eyes a couple of weeks ago. Instead of going away, it’s getting worse, and when I woke up this morning my eyes were caked with yellow puss. I called my doctor and got an appointment this afternoon, so after returning the empty air bottle from Saturday and buying a book I’m planning to take with me to read on the train, (Red Seas Under Red Skies, by Scott Lynch) I headed up to the doctor’s office. He looked rather worried, because my eyes have become inflamed in addition to the rash on both upper and lower eyelid on both eyes, so I got eyedrops that I have to use four times a day, and a cream to use at night, in addition to hydrocortisone to treat the rash twice a day. I also got a new appointment on Friday, to check whether it’s getting better. Hopefully, it’ll clear up real quick…

I had dinner with Hallgeir, and got to borrow his car to go to Ikea and get some moving boxes. They were sold out, but the trip wasn’t a total loss. I went to XXL to cash in on a gift certificate I got from work, and bought myself a dive light. At the same mall there’s a grocery store, so I asked them if they had some empty banana boxes. (They’re really sturdy, and good to pack in) They had dozens of them, and I could just help myself to as many as I wanted, so I filled up the car, and managed to jam in twelve: three in the trunk, six in the back seat and three in the passenger seat.

I’ve already filled 9 boxes with books, and I’ll probably fill two more before I start on the other stuff…