Monday, December 28, 2015

Looks like we made it!

The snow started here a little before nine, but Tom and the movers were able to get here. The worst part, Tom said, was not the snow -- which was not all that heavy at the time they were on the road -- but the forty-five mile an hour winds. 

By 11:30, the movers had done their job and left us to try to create some order in the chaos. We have not arrived yet at anything approaching what Sheldon Cooper would want, but we are on the way. The study and bedrooms are pretty much set up except for getting art on the walls. The living room is at least usable and the kitchen is more or less so. Bathrooms are in good shape. There are about a dozen empty bins waiting to be taken down to the storage unit. And we are both pretty much worn out. The cats continue to adjust, all the while demanding more attention than usual. I, for one, did not know this was even possible!

The wind is howling outside, visibility is low with blowing snow. But we are inside where there is no wind and pizza is cooking in the oven.

Perhaps not everything is right in the world, but in our little corner tonight, things are pretty good.

Once everything is in place, I will take a few photos to share.


Raven~ said...

Merry Christmas! May the Mother's blessing rest ever on your hearth.
Thank you for sharing this tale with all of us, and for all your writing!

Raven~ Crawford

glen said...

Hope you can get a "well deserved" rest tonight. Remember you have all winter to upack. No deadlines, I don't think, anymore,
Sleep well and give the kitty kats some cat nip to mellow them out.
Glad you are together and in a nice warm place!!

Kirstin Dodd said...

I'm so happy you two will enjoy the night together in your new place!

Much love coming yalls way

Anonymous said...

Finis coronat opus


Bob Slatten said...

I bet it feels good to be moved in!

Relax a little, and enjoy!

Susan said...

Thank you so much, Michael, for taking us along step-by-step as you moved into your new home. It has been so very interesting and entertaining. I wish you, Tom and the kitties a great night's sleep. And cannot wait to finally see the pictures! :)

Anonymous said...

Yay. Moving is a marathon. Well done. May you choose the right balance between resting and making your new home feel like home.

Jeremiah Andrews said...

I am very glad that this transition is over. I know it came too soon, but you both handled this with grace and serenity. I've learned a great deal over the last few weeks. And you did it one day at a time, and sometimes it was one minute at a time. It's amazing what we can do together right?

May God bless your new home and may you create new and exciting memories there in Madison.

Jeremy in Montreal.

anne marie in philly said...

YAYZ! now nothing to do but unpack slowly and get the kitties acclimated.

Michael Dodd said...

I must have made it sound like we were handling this with more grace and serenity than we were, but we did get through it safely and soberly and with the occasional good laugh. Being able to tell people we moved in the middle of a winter storm, while perhaps an exaggeration, will lend color to our story in years to come.

Ur-spo said...

I want to join the conga line of congratulations and wish you all the best.

Sunny said...

Now you can breathe easier. The worst id over- now all that's needed is the fine-tuning!!!

Congrats on the new home!!!