Ah, Moving Part II

Oh wow, I’ve moved.

The movers came last Friday. That part went smoothly and aside from losing the knob to my floor lamp, there was no damage to any of my highly valuable personal goods. (Okay, “highly valuable” is a subjective term and one I use here a bit facetiously).

The cats are adjusting. I have no idea how they feel about our much smaller home, but I guess they’ll get used to it. Mimi is quite curious about the wide open spaces outside the front door, and I’m constantly having to block her from running out. Walter has taken to hiding under my comforter, which is really cute because I think he believes he’s hidden. The lump on the bed gives him away.

I suppose I’m adjusting as well. I’m not thrilled with the new place, but now it’s home so I’m determined to make the best of it. I’ve got the living room and bedroom pretty much set up, with pictures on the wall, books on the bookcases and a few cat toys strewn about.

It’s the second bedroom that’s a nightmare. The room is wall to wall boxes. Well, okay, there’s a path to walk around the perimeter of the room, and to be clear, it’s not a very big room. But still in all, most of my worldly goods are in there waiting for me to dig them out. My desk is buried under those boxes as well, and that’s a problem, because despite its name a laptop is easier to use on a solid surface. Slouching on the sofa as I am now has multiple drawbacks.

Change can be hard, and this situation is difficult for me. I didn’t want to move out of the old place (further explanation about that can be found here). My new apartment is actually quite old, not in a charming way but in an outdated, faux paneling way. The cabinets are cheap and worn. Those in the bathroom are so bad it’s unreal, so I may paint them. You’re not supposed to do that, but seriously, the consequences are likely to be minor. I may not get my deposit back, but they keep eighty percent of it anyhow for cleaning. I’d paint the cabinets a neutral color that would go with the flooring. Yes, I’m justifying.

But like I said, I’m determined to make the best of this situation and look for the good. The cats have window sills they can perch on to watch the birds and the squirrels outside. I’m closer to work, closer, really, to the hub of this area. This complex seems to be quiet, and my unit is on the end of the row of apartments, looking out over a wooded area. I’m processing the change, and will come out better for it.

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7 Replies to “Ah, Moving Part II”

  1. I was wondering about the move, but then I thought (hoped), there had been a change of plans. Mimi–there is nothing outside! We have started using the garage door because Piper and, especially, Pumpkin were always by the front door ready to dash out. Scared the daylights out of me. Thank goodness for a second bedroom to store all your stuff until it is set up how you want it. Closer to the hub of the area? That’s always a good thing. Good luck in your new place, Belinda.

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    1. Thanks. I kept hoping there would be a change of plans, or another similar option to my old place, but nothing materialized. I know what you mean about being scared the cats will dash out. I worry that when maintenance shows up for whatever and I’m not home that Mimi will try to escape then, but I’m hoping she’ll be too scared of the strangers to try.

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  2. Thanks for the update, Belinda. It sounds like a lot of adjustment and work – but if ever there was a stretch of time to do it, I guess with the virus it would be right now.
    Good luck unpacking and settling in to your new place. It feels like it won’t be somewhere you’ll be staying for long time – it’s hard to know. But I wish you all the best!

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