Like a lot of students at Salt Lake Community College, I have moved recently. Many things about the move were difficult. First there was the rush to get moved before the semester started. For me this was not easy because I moved the same week school started. As a result I am still unpacking and getting myself settled.
I just moved across town, and doing so has made me think about the students that have moved here from out of state, or from a different part of the state. The move for them has got to be just as hard as any classes that they are taking. I would hate to have to do that sort of a big move.
Before I even actually moved, I faced the challenging fun of trying to find people to help me move. Isn’t that what friends are for, though? Friends should be there to lend muscle and help carry boxes when needed. That is one of situations where the saying, “A friend in need is a friend indeed” comes into play.
One of the most boring days I have ever had was the day I had to wait for DirectTV to show up and hook up my TV. I waited for hours with nothing to do. It’s too bad businesses like DirectTV can’t come up with a better scheduling system.
Another frustrating thing about moving that I can’t figure out is why there is a deposit required to hook up your electricity and gas when all they have to do is change the name of the person in the apartment. The utility companies have definitely come up with an easy way to make even more money by doing this.
One thing I had to do that I hate is to go shopping. I needed pretty much everything from the store, including such things as salt and pepper and all of the supplies that will thankfully last a while. Then I had to buy things like a broom and mop and shower curtain and random items like that. All of those things add up to one major cost.
Like a lot of students who have moved recently, doing so was a necessity for me, but between the packing and then unpacking, the cost and the other things one must do when they move, my advice to anyone is if you don’t need to move then don’t do it.