So we've moved.
I'm headed back to our old place one more time today to pack up the fridge and a few left-over things so the cleaners my parents are paying for can come and do the final scrub down. Then, hopefully, new people will come along soon and find Old Number Twelve a good place to live, as we did for many years.
Meanwhile, I promised pictures -- so here they are!
This is a lot of what the last ten days have been about.
The cats liked all the piles of clothes and bedding to sleep on.
I think they were worried we would leave them behind, so kept trying to get us to pack them!
There was a lot of turning around and finding this.
How did we fit all this stuff in one 535-square-foot apartment?!
The BEST THING about the move was when the movers -- Patrick, Mike, and Damian -- arrived.
They took the things away and packed them so swiftly!
While Hanna waited with the cats at our new place, I was left to "supervise" the departure by drinking my latte and taking pictures of the emptying apartment.
The last box...
... Of serials, naturally. We're librarians after all!
Books will be our biggest logistical hurdle. Here they are stacked up in the Inner Sanctum (what will eventually be Hanna's meditation/yoga space (and our guest bedroom! ... plus books).
These bookshelves (and three more) are already filled.
This is the new living room space (with a study nook to the right of the frame).
As predicted, Teazle and Gerry LOOOOVE this long hallway for chasing one another (particularly at night). I'm standing in the living room, and the room at the end of the hall is our kitchen. Off the hall to the right are the master bedroom, bathroom, and Inner Sanctum.
The movers put our bed back together, people!! It was the first room we made usable, after the kitchen.
Our kitchen has a table for eating! And gorgeous appliances.
Hanna found this photograph in the back of one of the cupboard drawers. Worrying? Charming? You decide! It now lives on our fridge.
We share our second-floor porch with the next-door neighbors and their cat, Jelly, whom Gerry and Teazle have only met through the window so far. Our plants are very happy outside, and we can dry out laundry out there as well! There are five huge maple trees shading the back lawn (And sheltering our house from the worst of the summer sun.
And not to brag or anything, but THIS is our new walk to work...
More house-proud pictures once we've actually had a chance to settle in and Teazle has finished the unpacking and investigatin'.