At 9am this morning my house was invaded by 5 strong men armed with packing tape and giant rolls of bubble wrap with cats on it. The moving crew had arrived.
They immediately set to work boxing and wrapping everything that they could get their hands on. It’s actually quite remarkable. The speed and efficiency at which my world is being put into boxes and bubble-wrap is truly incredible. That, and the amount of paper that they are using! Since the actual booking was sort of last-minute they are loading everything into these big crates and then they will put everything into the container when it gets there.
It’s sort of like a dance of the hippos watching these guys manfully handle all these very heavy boxes and pieces of the furniture down stairs and around corners.
Jiji is still unflappable despite the organized chaos around her:
Mal was very social in the beginning, but decided that he wanted the sanctuary of his crate pretty soon:
Later in the day Mal, Meara and I went on another road trip to right near Heathrow airport. Mal was going to get measured for his custom crate! I didn’t take a picture of it, but it is a rather industrial looking bit of kit made out of wood and wire. This new-to-us crate enabled us to get the price down enough so that he could so that he could travel on the same flight as the rest of us because it was several inches smaller than the great big crate in a few dimensions. This is good news so that we don’t have to wait around all day for Mr. Mal to arrive!
I’m exhausted so I’ll write more tomorrow…