Moving Madness

Moving is crazy.  We have a lot of stuff after living in the same home for 20 years.

We also failed the moving estimate test. We ordered two moving PODs when we should have ordered four and things have been weird ever since we failed math.

Be kind, I have a degree in English and no where in Paradise Lost did Milton cover how many wagons it takes to move house.

We’ve been in our new home for about ten days and the second POD was unloaded today.  Another arrives on Friday.

The cats were stressed out about the move and have only just started to come out of hiding.  Now that more of our stuff is here, they are calming down.  We also bought them some new toys and a couple of new cat towers.  Here’s pictures of them in our new living room.

Spotty Kitty in her new tower

Socks and his new window seat

Boots still likes her blanket

That last picture shows the entryway.  The hall to the left leads to the bedrooms and to the right is the art studio and kitchen.  It’s been so busy that I haven’t had the time to do the pictures I wanted, but things are slowing down a bit so hopefully you’ll be hearing more from me in the next week.



About Andrew Reynolds

Born in California Did the school thing studying electronics, computers, release engineering and literary criticism. I worked in the high tech world doing software release engineering and am now retired. Then I got prostate cancer. Now I am a blogger and work in my wood shop doing scroll saw work and marquetry.
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27 Responses to Moving Madness

  1. So glad the cats are adjusting–all I care about, really.
    Okay, fine, and the floor of your entryway is lovely. 🙂
    Impressed that an English major (me also) can do computer tech stuff. I’m utterly hopeless with tech.

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  2. Christi says:

    We managed with three pods and only then because one contained the motorcycle and bicycles. (We let the kids keep most of the furniture.) Even then, we had to wait eight days before the pods arrived and even then, they didn’t come at the same time!
    Glad your kitties are making themselves at home. Merricat hated the car trip, but took to her new digs pretty quickly.

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    • We tried to give a lot of furniture to our kids, but they mostly in the town we are going to so that didn’t work out so well. pods told us over the phone that we could only have on pod on the driveway at a time and that our city wouldn’t let them park one on the street. Of course when we get here the local pod driver says you can put two on the driveway and said there was no restriction to parking on the street. You got to love it so far we’ve had to wait three days between pod deliveries and get the last one tomorrow.

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  3. Congratulations on your new digs! I’ll likely only move one more time in my life because it takes me at least 20 years to forget how much I loathe moving.

    I’m glad the kitties are settling in – moving is tough on cats.

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    • Well, it took me twenty years to forget. In another 20 years I’ll be too old to lift anything and it will be up to the grandkids to move me anywhere.

      Cats hate changes in routine, but ours are starting to settle into new routines.


  4. PiedType says:

    I, too, love the tile work in the entryway. It’s beautiful. And I’m so glad the hardest part of the move is behind you. It exhausts me just thinking about it.

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  5. George says:

    It must be exhausting an exciting at the same time. Glad it’s going well.

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  6. Baydreamer says:

    Glad things are slowing down, Andrew. It’s exciting moving into a new home. I love the window seat. 🙂

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  7. Congratulations on your new home and arriving safely. The hard part is over. Enjoy unpacking and settling in.

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  8. Dave Foyle says:

    Hope the “settling in” goes well for all of you! Yes, moving, movers, new rooms, and displaced food and litter boxes are disruptive on kitties and people!

    It does get better!

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  9. Moving to a new home–beyond exciting. I am so happy for you, Andrew.

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  10. Ray V. says:

    Happy acclimating 😊

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  11. Well, at least we know you, your wife, AND the kitties survived. Moving is stressful (especially to another state); I know all too well as we have moved about a dozen times in our married life. But it will all come together and we’ll be here ready to read your next post. P.S. I have a degree in English too, studying archetypal images in literature doesn’t help you do math. 😉

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  12. Donna Chang says:

    Glad to learn you survived moving, it’s never an easy task. Enjoy your new surroundings.

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  13. dorannrule says:

    Congratulations on your new home. The cat furniture already makes it look cozy…and I Iove the entryway flooring and subtle light. You are going to be so happy there.

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