Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Moving is a lot of work... kinda

So, the moving process is under way.  I have packed up most of my stuff.  I still have to get containers to put some kitchen stuff in... like my dishes and utensils and stuff... I have arranged to move in and have confirmed my new address.  I have changed my address with about a million people... or at least gotten paperwork that needs to be filed to change my address.  I was actually thinking that while I'm at it, I may just pay the $10 fee to get a new license with my current address and a newer picture on it too.

So, what's left?

I have to get a rental truck... put all my stuff in it... take all my stuff out at the new apartment... finish the cleaning and stuff at my old apartment... change my address with a couple more places... turn in my old keys and garage door opener... and finally I will be able to unpack all my stuff and resume my normally scheduled lifestyle.

However, I have to say one thing that has made this whole process a little easier (like remembering who I did and did not update my address for) is the new Gmail Tasks feature.  All I have to do is remember to add everything I need done to my task list, and add a due date.

Now, if I wonder if I remember to add XXX to the list of places to change my address with, I can check the list... and if I can't remember if I added them and checked it off, I can just view the completed tasks.

I only wish there were a few more things for the task lists: what time the task is due, alerts (via email, pop-up, or SMS), google calendar integration, and maybe google talk integration (for pop-ups that come up when the browser is closed.)

Anyway... regardless... I'm happy about the move.  Sad to leave Renton, but I think it is something I have wanted for a while (to be really close to my work.)

So, that's what I'm doing for the time being. 

Later,
     SteveO