I have moved across states using Amtrak twice for grad school. Once I also moved myself on the train (Minneapolis to Boston) and once I sent my stuff and drove my car (Boston to Durham, NC). Mostly books, clothes, some kitchen appliances. It's priced by weight and in my opinion quite cheap and convenient. You bring your boxes to the station and they put them on pallets and shrink wrap everything together before your eyes, and then they weigh it. it goes on the train and then when it arrives they'll hold it for you for free for something like 72 hours. two important things to keep in mind if you go with this plan: 1. Don't tell them you are moving. they do not like to be used as a moving company, although for the life of me I can't think of why not. tell them you are shipping books. 2.they won't do furniture, because of point 1. so you can't ship furniture unless you can make it look like a box of books. i make a point to not own any furniture so this has never been an issue for me. congrats and good luck!
@yulya oh, I forgot: not cheating!
2 things: my first "restaurant" thanksgiving occurred 10 days into a 6 week hospital stay (a story for another day) and I was just starting to be able to chew things again with a broken upper jaw. my mom was there with me and 2 friends went out and found a restaurant that would do takeout thanksgiving dinner for the four of us and brought it to the hospital. One of the friends hated hospitals and it was all he could do to keep from passing out during and i could barely sit up at that point but it was the most memorable and thankful thanksgiving on record. the food looked good - I could not eat it. ALSO, my boyfriend's family does a destination thanksgiving complete with a restaurant every so often - this year it is in New York because he is moving there in one week (!! another story for another day). So we have to find a restaurant. BILLFOLD! PLEASE RECOMMEND A GOOD RESTAURANT IN MANHATTAN TO EAT THANKSGIVING DINNER! we will be very appreciative. Also it must be in Manhattan because his mother refuses to leave "the city" while they are in town.
@LookUponMyWorks oh, definitely awesome illustrations. maybe part 2 will have pictures. I am willing to trade for pictures of my pittbull/boston terrier mix
why no pictures?
@yulya actually the worst part might be that my boyfriends father is a wealth manager person and has offered to manage it for practically free on several occasions. oh my god what is wrong with me?
I received a decent settlement after being in a rather bad truck vs bicycle accident not so long ago and that blood money is sitting in a savings account LAUGHING at me every time i log into my bank account online. Thinking about it makes me physically nauseous and want to die (the irony is not lost on me). I don't even have and IRA. and the worst part is that I am currently getting a PhD in economics ( that irony is not lost on me either).
congrats on the 5K! as former (forever at heart!) twin citizen this made me predictably homesick.
@LookUponMyWorks yay Durham x2!