i returned to belmont and called alex to ask if he wanted my help moving. 6pm i drove to malden (in my parents' explorer) for what i expected to be 2 hours of light moving, which turned out to be 4 hours of serious moving. it took 2 trips in 2 cars to move the rest of the stuff he had in his old apartment. the new tenants were actually already there ahead of schedule, the lease not yet expiring until tomorrow. they waited impatiently in the basement (they knew the people who lived in the basement apartment) for alex to move out so they could move in. alex had also cut the electricity to the apartment when he moved to his new place, so during our second move we had to work in the dark with a flashlight and some candles. helping someone move is hard enough, but when you can't see what you're doing, that adds a whole new dimension. the whole time i'm hungry because i didn't have dinner yet, and i'm dehydrating because i'm not drinking anything and i'm sweating from all that physical exertion. actually alex was going to come back for a 3rd trip to take some remaining items, but the woman who was moving in, who was watching us move, she went into the apartment and took out the remaining stuff, handing them to alex and me. i harbor no good feelings towards that woman. she's going to have fun cleaning that kitchen after it's gone through the alex wong special greasing treatment.
alex's new place is on the third floor of an apartment complex that only has stairs. i can already feel it, but i think i did some wrong to my back. going to the new apartment after the second trip, i made a quick detour to a local walgreen's to get something to drink. there was nothing in either apartments, the refrigerators were bare. i want ample beverages and snacks if anyone asks me to ever help them move! and even then i might not even do it! i found some stale peanuts on his apartment floor that i ate, along with some stale ferrero rocher chocolates.
after 10pm alex went out to dinner with another friend of his (don't bother asking me, i only just spent 4 hours helping you move) while i drove home hungry, tired, thirty.