Moving Day

April 15th, 2011

We woke up at 5:30 am to get a fresh start, and spent much of the time until 8 am finishing the last of the packing–the phones, WiFi, TV and video boxes, computers, all the stuff we wanted to use to the last day.

The movers arrived promptly at eight, and we got started closing up boxes and setting stuff up while the blue-walled everything and started wrapping up the furniture. Because the new house is so close to the old apartment, they’re using only one truck, making two goes. As I write this, they are finishing up the first round and we’re about to break for lunch.

These guys have this down to a science. They make sure that they tell you in advance all the dents and scuff marks on the furniture and the walls and floors so you’ll know they didn’t put them there. They seem to know exactly what order everything has to go in so they can cram it all into the relatively small truck. Before they make the truck run, they show you numbered plastic bands that they attach to the doors, and make sure you OK them when they are taken off at the destination, so you know they that didn’t stop and unload anything along the way.

So far, they’ve dropped a few things (like drawers falling from desks which are moved), but nothing is damaged, and as is common (though not universal; Ark was good, but Heart was not so great) with moving companies, they tend to be cheerful, helpful, and efficient.




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  1. Troy
    April 15th, 2011 at 19:24 | #1


    I’m sure you’re not going to miss those stairs!

  2. Troy
    April 15th, 2011 at 19:26 | #2

    heh, this might be your last move ever : )

  3. Luis
    April 15th, 2011 at 19:56 | #3

    All moved in! Tons of boxes, the place is a mess, but we’re now officially moved.

    And yes, I won’t miss those stairs… but now I have a set inside my own house! More climbing, not less. But at least it’s good exercise…

    Right now, we’re very tired, aching feet and backs, sore muscles… heading out for a restaurant, too packed and tired to cook.

  4. Tim Kane
    April 16th, 2011 at 03:55 | #4


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