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I had a wonderfully civilized move yesterday.
  • The weather was lovely in the midst of a rainy week.

  • The movers called early to say they were stuck in traffic, but still arrived on time.

  • The movers were diligent, hard-working, friendly, and a delight to work with. They even took apart and reassembled on site the large and ungainly wardrobe.

  • ewtikins and a_d_medievalist helped out by making sure the house was unlocked and mover-ready when I needed to still be back at the flat. This is the nicest way to impose on friends for a move: all I needed of them was their physical presence.

  • The movers finished in time for a_d_medievalist and I to go out for a leisurely pub lunch.

  • easterbunny was invaluable: she took me shopping, told me what to pack, and fed us dinner. ebonyrae did all the heavy lifting. C. came home in time for dinner and a run of more stuff to the house.

  • We still have a couple of days available to clean before we lose the flat.

The Triumph of Craft over Science: C. and I had carefully measured the narrowest point on the comfy chair and doorframe to the house. The chair was 3 cm wider than the doorframe to the house. We made arrangements to move the chair over the neighbor's fence. The movers brought it into the house and asked where I wanted it. I wasn't even watching at the time to see how they did it.


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Jul. 11th, 2008 08:57 am (UTC)
I'm so glad it went well and was relatively stres-free.
Jul. 11th, 2008 09:04 am (UTC)
Re: Yay!
As stress-free as any I've been through!
Jul. 11th, 2008 08:59 am (UTC)
Glad it all went well. Slightly disappointed not to have been able to be useful and see the house...best wishes for your years living there.
Jul. 11th, 2008 09:04 am (UTC)
I'm so very glad you offered though. (I had so little sense of the day's schedule, so it seemed easier not to need to work around your time restrictions in the end. You can come over soon though!)
Jul. 11th, 2008 09:14 am (UTC)
Brilliant! I'm really glad it all worked out. And clever movers, about the comfy chair!

I shall look forward to seeing pictures once you've got it all nicely sorted out and to your satisfaction.
Jul. 11th, 2008 10:27 am (UTC)
IIRC, they brought it in sideways and tipped and curved it round the door jamb...

It was really nice 'helping'!
Jul. 11th, 2008 03:35 pm (UTC)
Glad your move went well! :)
Jul. 11th, 2008 11:27 pm (UTC)

The obvious answer to the Mystery of the Chair is that your movers were MAGIC.
Jul. 22nd, 2008 09:55 am (UTC)
I'm glad it went well!
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