It’s just after 6 p.m. here and I’m in for the night. Tomorrow is moving day.
This morning Kendra met me here at home after I wrote checks and signed papers at the new apartment. She piled her Tahoe and my Pathfinder with stuff to take over there. Then she unloaded it all and put it in the new apartment.
She even took many of the boxes I was going to have the movers take. Trying to save me money, she said.
She wouldn’t let me do that much. Kendra felt that the rocks near my patio that you must step over made things too unstable for me. So she parked me on the floor.
The movers might have trouble with the rocks as well and may prefer the front door, though it is farther away.
I cleaned out the refrigerator and now everything that I kept is over there. Teri packed all the pantry foods in boxes days ago.
The Abandoned Bathtub:
Yesterday Kendra called me and said that they delivered the bathtub for her new house to her old house. A 300 pound bathtub.
She was in charge of moving it and I have no idea how she managed that. But she did.
One time it was a whole set of kitchen cabinets dropped off for a flip house. I don’t know how on earth she stays sane.
Moving The Kitties:
Don’t worry about the kitties. I’ve got it figured out.
The only problem will be catching them to put them in their crates. I’ll have to try to fool them because they sure won’t just walk into them on their own.
I might be able to get Ivy in hers with one of her dental treats. That cat doesn’t like any treats but dental treats.
Gracie won’t be easy. She doesn’t eat treats and hates to be picked up. Plus she’s fast and can get into small spaces.
I’ll have to get them in their crates before the movers arrive.
I might have to ask the movers to help me with Ivy’s crate because she’s heavy. Kendra was going to do that.
But then the delivery guy called from the furniture store and said that they’ll be there to deliver my recliner between 8 and 10 a.m. And most likely closer to 8 a.m.
I had arranged weeks ago for the furniture store to deliver the recliner in the afternoon. But they said they didn’t have any other time tomorrow.
So the plan is that Kendra will come get the keys and go over to the new apartment and let them in. I’ll stay here with the movers.
Where I’ll Put The Kitties Once There:
When I take the kitties over there, I’ll leave them in their crates probably in the second bathroom with the door closed till the movers are gone. They won’t like it. But at least they will be safe.
We’ve already moved one litter box over there, all cleaned and ready for fresh litter. And there’s one here for tonight.
Owners Are Selling This Complex:
I found out that the owners are selling this complex. But I don’t know if it’s sold yet. Things are never really stable here.
I talked on the phone with the current manager. She said she was aware that my apartment doesn’t look like the others because I’ve done a lot to it. So there will be no infractions, hopefully, from that long list.
I told her about the potting bench and big galvanized pots of plants that are too heavy to lift. She actually told me to just leave them there.
I was talking to the maintenance man and he let slip that a cleaning crew comes in once he’s removed everything that might be left in an apartment after someone moves out.
So I’m not going to pay him if a cleaning crew will clean it. Saved $100 there.
The assistant manager at the new place said she was aware of how filthy the fridge was, and that it would be cleaned on Monday. And indeed it was.
I said I wouldn’t have left it that way, and she said: “some seniors just can’t get it all done when they move out.”
Well, she’s kind to say that.
Still, I think I’d have cleaned it better than it was if I had to crawl to it.
But then, the old adage, “don’t judge someone before you walk in their shoes” could be applied here.
I won’t have internet till Thursday, and if I can I will check back in with you then. If not, see you in a few days for an update.