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Moving House and the Aftermath

The move went well, if long. I theoretically took the week afterwards off from work, but the reality was that I still ended up working almost every day, which made for long, busier-than-I-wanted days and a very tired me.

We had a few mishaps: the ‘swedish’ daybed didn’t fit – by ½”! – into the library, one bookshelf (one of the newest ones!) completely disintegrated, the china cabinet didn’t look ‘right’ where we originally placed it. John was shuttling art, electronics, and plants back and forth, and we frequently missed one another between the houses. But we worked everything out (John bought a saw and took an inch off the legs, we decided to buy a replacement, and we had the movers move the cabinet to an alternate location, where it did look right).

Here are the promised pics:

The library (did we mention that we painted it before the move with the same color that was in our old living room?)

Yeah, it’s not so bad in the living room. . . looks almost normal.

The kitchen is bad. We just discovered that the new place has only 2/3 the cabinet space of the old place. I’m daunted by the idea of putting it all away.

The bedroom was also pretty easy to put away. Recognize the curtains? They were in the living room of the old place during the winter.

So now we’re in, and settled. Sasha seems to be ok with it and has picked out where she wants her beds to be.

Hi there!

We’re back online. It took a bit longer than expected, but otherwise things are going great.

John’s been working long, crazy hours this last week on a project that might just make national headlines. He’s been up at 6am, at work by 8am and although home at 4pm or so . . . he’s been online working from 10pm-2am. Crazy. Today he is sleeping.

I’ve been unpacking. (Are you surprised?) So far we’ve got the living/dining area done, the garage, the library will be finished today, and the bedroom. Since we have a painter coming in to do the guest bedroom and offices, we’re not unpacking those until this weekend. (When he’ll be finished.)

Sasha likes the new place. We put her in Soos Creek for a few days while we moved and got some things done on Sunday and Monday. It was the best idea. She was nervous about all the boxes and such before we left, and a little weirded out by everything in the new place, but she’s adapted beautifully.

I’ll post some pics. For now, here’s one of our little girl that a friend took back in May and recently shared with us.

Going Dark

This is it until we’re in the new place, and have Internet access again. Here’s hoping the move goes well.

We’re not completely packed, but we’ve run out of room to stack boxes. So I’ll be packing the kitchen and closets while the movers do their thing. After J. drops off Sasha at Soos Creek Kennels, he will be ferrying artwork and other precious items up to the new place.

It’s finally happening. After months of prep and work, its finally here.

Until the next time . . .


I am now the proud, poor, owner of two domiciles. I owe so much money to large institutions I am more than a little freaked out.

I am so grateful for J. and his calm calm calm demeanor.

I kind of feel like this:

funny pictures of cats with captions

(and yes, I am sure I will feel happy, excited, and all of that good stuff soon.)