Thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you everyone.
If you were on the moving crew, please send me your snail mail address so St. Nicolas can drop something nice in your shoes next month.
3 Billy bookcases - 32" x 11" x 80"
Sideboard - 36" x 18" 36"
Sofa - 62" x 39" x 30"
Desk - 36' x 13" x 45"
Dresser - 38" x 20" x 50"
TV - 23" x 30" x 20"
Desk chair - 43" x 22" x 25
Table - 22 x 36x 12
2 chairs - 36" x 17" x 17"
Futon Frame - full sized, collapsed
Sundry boxes and Duane Reade bags of stuff, though, not too many at this point.
A suitcase or two
We managed to do a blitz of IKEA in the 15 minutes between me getting off the train and the store closing. Then I happily put it together while munching leftover pizza. Bytchearse checked all the bolts to make sure my little girly hands had tightened them sufficiently. That chair is so insanely comfortable, Bytchearse is considering getting one for himself!
So. This being a commuter thing. I think it might work.
Clearly the iPod is key, as is planning my reading/projects for the train. But this funny thing is happening. In NYC, I would wake up at 6, laze about, check email, maybe doze for another hour, watch some TV and generally not get much of anything done, then get ready for work and rush out the door.
In the course of my new commute I'm getting up at the same time, but I have time to read, knit, actually listen to music, and get exercise (it's a mile from GCS to my office). I'm sure there will be days when I'm less thrilled about the whole thing, but right now I'm optimistic.
Bring boxes home
Jettison the jetsam
Measure all furniture
Coordinate available cargo space with our moving volunteers
Get A/C out of window and return to rightful owner
Move all worldly goods to CT
Spackle up holes
Paint over The Red Wall of Rebellion
Happily, next week I'll take a little break from all the packing to do a 1 week dry run of commuting from CT. It should be fine. I have sox to knit.