The weekend of moving is finally over, and now comes the weeks of unpacking, painting and repairing! w00t!
The move went really well. On Saturday, we packed up some breakables and came over with Ianiv’s mom. Took us forever to get here because half or North Vancouver has no power, and the lights all became 4-way.
Found the new house a little less clean than desired, so started up a cleaning frenzy in the kitchen, the most important room in the house ;) Went through a whole container of Lysol wipes and put parts of the fridge through the dishwasher. Tried to hold my nose while bleaching the rest of it. But now it’s a beauty. Shined up all nice and lovely (it’s black and stainless steel and so big).
Cleaned all the cupboards and drawers and counters and srubbed everything until it was new again. Except the stove. That damn thing is just hopeless. I am avoiding cleaning it so we can just plop a new one in right away.
Did I say how much I love my new kitchen? It’s by far my favorite room in the house, although I love the new house too.
Everything fit into the rooms much better than I expected. I am happy. I have my desk overlooking the deck in the loft, and am just as cozy as pie. The master bedroom is glorious. The closet space? OMG! I was able to fit in all my clothes!! (Granted, they are still stacked 3 deep, but at least I can see them now!). We might not need to buy new dressers right away either. There are enough shelves in the closet that we might just be able to pass with one in the master. We have the othe 2 in the guest and in the loft.
The cats. Well, totally different reactions from each. Nala has been there and done that. She definitely pulled her check-every-nook-and-cranny search, but she was far more adventurous. I let them out of the bathroom after the movers left and it wasn’t long before she made her way downstairs. And OMG, she is talking again! She has not made this much noise since I moved her to the Kitsilano apartment. I really think she likes it here. She roams around and meows like crazy, and even flopped on the carpet to have her tummy rubbed. A big deal. She is not eating much, but she’s just dandy.
Now, Guinness. Well, that’s another story. He may be a boy, but he’s a very scaredy cat. Always has been, a result of some trauma as a kitten (he was a rescued cat). Anyway, he wouldn’t leave his cage, so we took off the top. Then he hid behind the toilet for a few hours. Got hungry, but wouldn’t eat. Eventually we transferred him to the bedroom, where he hid under the side table and in the closet.
During the night, both cats did some exploring and are a bit more adjusted today. Guinness is sleeping on the bed and I was able to hand feed him some food. Nala is just roaming like a happy little adventuress.
We are very happy right now. We have such a huge list to buy today, including my darn Christmas tree, and have no couch in the livingroom yet (we want a new one, so the existing one is in my office. Thank goodness for movers), but it’s a great adventure indeed. And many thanks to Gloria and Eugene for all their help yesterday moving in!
Can’t wait to share pictures and video!
Now, back to work… Hopefully those servers come back up soon!
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