Skills: Jumping to try to catch the laser on the wall, mol!
Arrival Story: Former owner was elderly, sick and unable to keep him beyond Feb 2012 and passed away due to the cancer. Since I'm home alone most of the time I made the decision to adopt him. He is an awesome cat! He greets visitors instead of running and hiding.
Mom and I are settling into our new apartment. We started sleeping here this past Weds but I didn't get here 'til after 10 pm and kept mom awake most of the night. There are still many boxes yet to unpack. She'll let me keep 1 to myself but the rest are going out to the dump. The ssscats were placed on the counter right away and my cat gym is set up next to the living room window. I have my own private litter closet in the dining room (it's just big enough for that purpose) and my food station is set up just off the kitchen in a corner nook of the dining room.
The cable guy came in the first 24 hours so we're all hooked up. Mom's bathroom is in her bedroom. It has a mini closet above the toilet so she filled it up and put spray cleaning stuff up high. I managed to open the closet door so much that she put the folding table in front of it with the hand weights in front of that to keep me out. She had to get a new desk for her desktop computer and put that in the bedroom. Instead of a bigger bed she decided just to keep the daybed she already had and brought everything we have here.
The kitchen table, chairs & couch are new to us but right now the table is covered with boxes. She's working on a plan to keep me off with foil, bubble wrap, tape etc. It's not a brand new table & chairs but doesn't want me on it either.
She's waiting for her storage locker to be ready for the Christmas tree & seasonal decor. Once the unpacking is all done she'll put out the regular decorations & get posters up on the walls.
She got the key last Monday and has been moving stuff over 'til Friday so it took almost a week to get everything with multiple car loads. After everything was here she and her mom went back to clean up the old place. There was a lot of my hair everywhere! She was ordered to take it easy for 2 weeks last year after gallbladder removal surgery (but needed more recovery time) and for at least 3 days after the tooth removed just over a week ago.
Still recovering from the tooth removal this move was not easy for her and she's quite exhausted from all of the work so will be taking a break from big, heavy things and putting small, light things on shelves for a few days. There are 2 new sets of shelves, 1 for toys when the nephew comes to visit and little pink ones.
Mom's therapist called and let us know that she completed the paperwork and faxed it back to the new property management so now I should be cleared to move right in. If they need my vet records mom has them (scan & e-mail) or can get the contact info from the papers to provide them.
Mom is trying to hide boxes from me! Since we have just about a month 'til moving day she's gonna start packing this weekend and pack as much and often as possible the next few weeks. She's excited to get out of here. She knows I'm going to freak out once I get on the elevator and we cross the train tracks (it usually means I'm going to the vet! MMMMMEEEEEEEEEEEEEEOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOWWWWWWWWWWW!) but will have me in my Thundershirt and try to set things up similar to how it is here before I'm let loose. My soft carrier is under the small table in the living room so she'll do that and set up my cat tree by the living room window again.
Moving out of here won't be the worst thing with the rolling carts for boxes and stuff to move furniture, plus the 2 elevators that make it easier. The new home is right in the front door to the right on the ground level (nothing below us but basement, 1 person above and next to us, 1 person across the "hall" from us) so even though there isn't anything to help move once there it should be simple to get everything moved in.
Mom and I are hissing mad that the doctor has yet to fill out the paperwork and return it to the management of our new home. Until that happens I am not welcome to live there. Mom tried to call today to set it right but the doc wasn't in today so hopefully tomorrow that can be resolved. We still have a little over a month before the move so the sooner it's done & turned in the sooner we can breathe a sigh of relief.
Mom already turned in the 30 day move out notice but had to put the 6th of June for vacate day since the current person there now doesn't know when she can move to her house yet. She's starting to get boxes & stuff together and start packing soon. She went through her closet & dresser & found some stuff she doesn't really use anymore so hopes to get rid of it soon.
The air conditioner is uncovered now at our current place. It feels so much better in here with the weather warming up.