#WeekendCoffeeShare: 5/21/16


If we were having coffee, we might walk a few blocks over to a little cafe near our new house. Or, depending on how sore I am, I might be awfully lazy and drive over. You’d certainly be welcome to come inside our house for a cuppa or two–we have at least found and unpacked the coffee maker and coffee mugs–but if you were to do that, you might be handed a box or two to unpack.

We managed to make the move on Thursday, though we didn’t finish packing the last of our things until that very morning! The move turned out to be quite the adventure, as our front door had to be temporarily removed in order for our very large purple couch to make it into the new apartment and we accidentally put furniture in front of all the bedroom outlets and then had to reconfigure. Oops! But honestly, there’s always some kind of hiccup in the moving process, and if those are the worst that we ended up with then I suppose it’s really not so bad. Nothing seems to be broken or to have been left behind, and the strong storm front that came through New Orleans yesterday wasn’t here until nighttime when the moving was over and we’d already settled in for the evening.

We were all hopelessly tired and sore yesterday, and our poor pup seems also to have been exhausted after the move. Poor fellow! He did have a difficult day on Thursday. We kept him in the bathroom while we were moving things so that he wouldn’t run outdoors, and that made him pretty unhappy. And then he had to be loaded into the car to make the trip across the bridge to the new house, which also made him unhappy—because unlike most other dogs I’ve had, Tank does *not* like to go for car rides. Also, storms are pretty much his least favorite thing (aside from car rides, of course), so the nighttime made the poor creature unhappy, too. He spent most of yesterday following me around and curling up right next to me (or in my lap) whenever I sat down.

I think that when Tank settles in, though, he’ll be as happy as the rest of us are with the move. Our place is a lot smaller, but it is much nicer and in a much nicer neighborhood than our other house. We also have a back yard, which is a nice change—our old house only had a small spot that was bricked over with no greenery except the moss that grew on the bricks–and there’s a little balcony just off of the master bedroom.

We’ve managed to get Little Jedi’s room and the kitchen unpacked and mostly finished, but we’ve still got a lot of work to do in our master bedroom, my office area, and the living room. Those are the plan for today, although perhaps all three might be more than we can do. One thing at a time, I suppose.

And with that, my friends, I’ll have to leave you for now. Sincerest apologies for comments I haven’t replied to and posts I didn’t get to read and also posts I didn’t get to write. We’re almost settled in, and then it’ll be time for me to do some house-keeping around the Monster. ❀


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  1. Glad to hear that your move was a success! I feel for you with Tank and the car. Our Lola hates car rides too. Whenever we take her somewhere we have to line the entire backseat in layers of towels because she throws up every time. Lol, poor thing.

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    1. Thank you!

      And oh poor Lola! Tank doesn’t throw up or anything, but if he’s not in a kennel or somehow restrained, he jumps all over the car. And he whines a lot and stress sheds. It’s a nightmare! If we ever have to evacuate for a hurricane, he’ll have to be given some dramamine or benadryl so he can sleep during the driving!


  2. 🍸🍹a little house warming gift 🎁! Your move sounds exhausting and makes me tired just thinking about it! Tank deserves a puppy treat also for all he had to endure. ☺️

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    1. Thank you! We’ve had a pretty decent move-in, and we’re almost settled in. Poor Tank is still getting used to things, but I think he’s going to enjoy it. He gets to walk with us in the a.m. to take Little Jedi to school, and we have a real backyard here for him to run about in during the afternoons.

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    1. Thank you! We’ve found spots for most everything but the art, which we’re going to work on this weekend. I’m looking forward to that part. A house always feels more finished with art on the walls. πŸ™‚

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  3. Glad the move was accomplished without too much drama. Removing the door was a smart idea. We once had to cut one leg off our couch in order to get it inside. No worries though, Hubby figured out a way to screw it on so that when we moved again it was easy to take it off to get it back out the door! 😊

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    1. Yeah, the trouble with our couch is that it’s an extra-large one, and the legs don’t come off. I was worried we were going to have to leave it on the curb, but then again that’s why we hired movers! There was just no way we could’ve gotten our furniture down from our old place (it was on the second level and the stairs were steep and uneven) and upstairs here (we’re in a second floor space here, too).

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  4. Congrats in the move! Good to hear it went well even though you did have some surprises. I have just learnt that we will be moving too but later in the Fall. I have to start sorting stuff out now, don’t want to move any stuff I don’t need to the new place ☺

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    1. Thank you! We’re finally getting settled in here, and I’m looking forward to settling back in on the blog, too. The surroundings here are just right for getting writing done. πŸ™‚


  5. Glad you’re move went as easy. And your are at least in your new home. I know how sore a d tired you are after the move. It is hard on animals as they don’t understand and every thing is different. I am going try to comment more this week.

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  6. It sounds like a relatively “easy” move, although I know no move is easy in any way. I’m glad you’re happy with the new place. It sounds like it is better for everyone.

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    1. Thank you! The place is a much better one all the way around, because even our landlord is better here. I’m definitely looking forward to finishing the settling in part and just enjoying the space.


  7. So glad to hear you made the move successfully. Hopefully you will be settled in soon. It’s great to hear that this new place meets more of your needs, even if it is a bit smaller. Size isn’t always everything. Enjoy your new yard! πŸ™‚

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    1. Thanks! The size is really not as bad as we thought—we were able to bring most of our furniture, and a lot of the things we donated were things that we didn’t use anymore anyway. It’s definitely worth the trouble. πŸ™‚

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  8. Glad your move went relatively smoothly. Yes, there are always issues, but your sound relatively minor. Poor Tank! Change upsets all dogs and I’m sure the change, the new place, the being locked up, the storms and the dreaded car ride… no wonder he’s a pooped pup!

    Have a great first week in the new place!

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    1. Thanks! It went fairly well. Tank is finally settling in a bit, but he still wants to be near someone instead of in a room on his own. I’m sure he’ll get there eventually!

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