Monday, August 1, 2005

From New Jersey to Palm Bay, Florida

On the flip side, the movers also showed up with our stuff five days later than they had promised. So, what should have been a four-day down-time (mostly over a weekend), turned into a week and a half adventure. Finally, yesterday, the movers showed up and our stuff arrived, mostly intact.

What makes this story so cool, of course, is that even during the heart of the moving process, the ZATZ magazines were published on time, all the content was available, and the latest news was posted each and every day, thanks to the efforts of News Editor Heather McDaniel.

Denise and I, however, didn't have the best access to our email. While there are many WiFi hotspots all across the country (although, for some reason, Georgia doesn't seem to have either Starbucks or Dunkin' Donuts at all along Route 95!), the WiFi hotspots we did find choked on the quantity of email we both get.

By the time we finally got the computers set up here in the new digs, we had almost 17,000 email messages we had to sift through by hand (there were literally too many messages for our spam filters to handle). Finally, I finished all of them! Replies will be going out to everyone for each email in the next day or so.

And, so, we're here. We're tired and there's a lot more to do, including unpacking nearly a thousand cartons, hooking up miles of wires, and buying the world's most kick-ass barbeque grill I can lay my hands on.

Before I sign off for this week, here's our new contact information:

  • New phone: (321) 722-4620
  • New address: P.O. Box 110579, Palm Bay, Florida 3291

All the ZATZ Web sites will be updated in the next few days, but for now, at least you know where to find us.

We're in Florida, baby!

P.S. Oh, and for the record, while summers here are undeniably hot, all week it's been an average of seven degrees cooler than in New Jersey.