Monday, January 13, 2020
Home Sweet (New) Home
Since the beginning of this year Hubby Tony and I have been busy delivering boxes and small things to our new condo. Yesterday we borrowed a small moving truck our realtor provides to clients and transferred the furniture we could easily carry. Today the official moving truck came to take our big furniture.
When the large truck pulled up to the house, I grabbed Jackson the cat and locked him in a bedroom, so he wouldn't run outside. We had done such a good job of transporting things on our own it only took the crew of three movers a half hour to put everything in their truck. Tony followed the truck to the condo. I stayed behind with Jackson until the movers were finished. While I waited for Tony's text to say the coast was clear I wandered around the empty house where I spent 27 years of my life. It was bittersweet.
After I heard from Tony I caught Jackson (which was surprisingly hard, since there was absolutely no furniture for him to hide under), put him in the carrier, put the carrier into my loaded car, and drove to my new home. When I pulled into the garage I saw Tony talking with some of our new neighbors, and was able to introduce myself too.
For the rest of the day I didn't stop working. I carried things in and started putting them away. Found the sheets and comforter and made my bed. Tried to find the box I put my socks and underwear in. Encouraged shell-shocked Jackson to come out from under the couch (and later in the day out from under the bed).
Tony was as busy as I was. He got the internet, TV, and printer set up. He moved furniture and boxes to the correct rooms, and found some important papers I needed to complete a project. After dinner, he drove back to the old house to put out the trash and grab a couple of things I couldn't fit in the car, then went to a meeting.
I'd like to say that everything is now shipshape, but that wouldn't be true. There are still boxes in every room; I suspect it will take weeks until the last of them are put away, but overall I'm excited.
Five years ago today: Not So Fun-gi