Saturday, July 24, 2010

Almost moved!

Guardian of the boxes

Well, I've not been writing much mail in the past few days, because my move is in high gear now. We have access to the new place and I can start to move things in today - no way am I packing all my bottles of fountain pen ink, those get a hand carry, thank you very much! - and the moving van comes on Monday morning.

The cats are all very much upset, of course, and this photo was taken a while ago... now there aren't enough unused boxes left to make a perch for Soda (who is nervously cleaning herself next to me on the couch right now). Just a few more days of real limbo, and hopefully we'll all be feeling at home in the new place before too long.

I finally bit the bullet yesterday and packed my stationery. Eeek! No postcards for me going out now, though I do have a hand-carry bag of some stationery essentials, and of course my fountain pens in their case get a hand-carry, too.

And I think I'd better quit blogging now, and start some transporting of the aforementioned items. If you want to send any good thoughts, please send them to my 3 cats, who will just not get over their nervousness for a while, no matter what we do. Moving is harder on cats than people, for sure.

17 comments:

  1. Is that Soda? What a great photo! Wishing you an easy move.

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  2. oh yes moving is very hard on pets period . and i hated what it did to mine . Just be careful with them dear take care and hope the move is all over really soon .

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  3. Wow, everyone is moving. I will move next month - hopefully - as well. So I know what you have nearly behind you, as I have it in front of me...

    I cross my fingers for your cats, so that they will be okay again, soon!

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  4. The cats will be fine! We moved with 5 cats a few years ago. They didn't enjoy it, but once they were settled in their new home, they were perfectly happy. Hope yours will be okay. Good luck with the move!

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  5. Oh, I know the cats will be fine eventually - we have moved cross-country with them three times before, so maybe that's why they're so nervous. They don't know that this time it's just down the street! But they always settle eventually, I just hate to see them so apprehensive and upset.

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  6. We travel to and from France with our cat and he's happy with that now. Happy-ish. But last time we moved house, the furniture got stuck in a snowstorm and we had to camp out for over a week. When we eventually managed to move in, he came back to yet again somewhere strange. He hid under a bed for a week, then came out and acted as though nothing had happened.

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  7. I am sending all kinds of vibes to your kitties. I for sure know what you mean by how stressed they get. I am very worried about one of our girls here when we move she is super sensetive and as it is she has "claimed" only one bit of the house she is happy in. Have fun with the move! I will be making one in the near future too.

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  8. Again a wonderful picture of Soda!
    I hope you'll have a convenient move!

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  9. Good luck with the move! What a cute kitty.

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  10. Poor Soda. I hope she loves the place once she's there at least!

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  11. awwww! poor soda! :[ i hope they'll get used to and love the new house right away when you move in this week. <3 <3

    it's always hard to pack away all the stationery and letters, etc. when i moved here, it was so close that i didn't have to, thank goodness; i basically had it all in a bankers box with no lid along with some other valuables, hehe.

    i do hope your move is going/will go well!! it's never as easy, no matter the distance, so here's some good thoughts your way for a more peaceful move and that your new house is just right for you and your beloved. :]
    - L

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  12. Much luck with the move, both to you and the cats.

    The big question--how many boxes did you need for just your stationery??

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  13. HA! How many boxes of stationery? Well, that's hard to say precisely, but I'll try: two large boxes (larger than book boxes, smaller than dish packs), one book box, and various hand-carry loads. Some of my stationery is in plastic three-drawer bins, which take up so much room in a box that I decided to bring them over with other hand-carry trips. So... that is a vague answer. And I still have to unpack it!

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  14. Love that photo of Soda! :):):):):)Very cool...

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  15. Do you have a new place to store your stationery? This post is one of my favorites, and I suspect that the storage unit will be moving with you, but wonder if it will still serve as stationery containment. Sometimes moving results in a whole new outlook on organization.

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  16. The stationery will stay in the same Ikea cubbies - they were bought expressly for stationery storage, and I must say they work very well. They're now against a wall that does NOT block a door - ha! - but they aren't full of stationery yet. Things like linens and bathroom stuff take unpacking priority, alas...

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  17. Best wishes for your move! I am moving myself in about a week and a half - from California to New York!

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