Not Dead Yet – The Great Migration

So this moving thing sucks more than I remember, it has been 9 years since we did so last. We were way off on our wishful thinking of a couple of weeks of preparation before we were heavy into moving. While the wall paper removal went quick, painting took longer than expected and so did the cleaning, networking and replacing outlets. Thankfully that is all complete now. I’d like to thank all our friends and family for all the help, we wouldn’t be anywhere near where we are at in the process without your help. We have moved a bit of stuff but frankly it doesn’t feel like we are anywhere near half way yet, but it is progress none the less.

10 Gallon Aquarium Setup
10 Gallon Aquarium Setup
End view of 55 gallon aquarium
End view of 55 gallon aquarium

Recently we moved our gold fish from the outdoor pond at the old house to the new to us aquariums. A co-worker of mine donated a 10 gallon which now houses the smaller fish, they propagated on their own. The larger gold fish went into a complete setup given to us by Tyler. We are now over a week in and we can confirm there were no casualties from the transport, we are all in awe that we pulled it off.

Side view of the 55 gallon aquarium setup
Side view of the 55 gallon aquarium setup

That same weekend we also moved our three cockatiel to the new house, thankfully that went rather quick and they seem quite content in their new location.

Birds in their new home.
Birds in their new home.

Soon we are hoping to get the cats moved. But before that happens I need to get the new cat litter location setup.  We are planning to cut a hole in the wall near the office and install a cat door that leads to a closet of sorts in the garage. Enclosing a space in the closet and putting a motion sensor in place to turn on a small vent fan when a cat is present. This way we don’t need to carry the litter into the house nor the waste back out.

This would be a major mile stone for the move as the bulk of the master bedroom would also get moved and we would start sleeping at the new house on a normal basis. Hopefully this weekend, if not the next. We are in no rush to move into the new house as we have not even put the old house on the market yet, but we are looking forward to being done.

I saved the best part for last, my favorite part of the new house. The plan is to make a portion of the great room into a hand tool workshop. This room will have our main TV and sound system as well as the dining area. It’s open to the kitchen and what we have called the walk through, which is where the birds and the fish are. During the day, there should be plenty of natural light no matter the season. With this I also get a great view of the back yard. I have to thank my wife for allowing such a great space to be used for my woodworking enjoyment. There is much to do in this space, for now it will be used as is once I can get the work bench moved into it. This will be a big change for me, no more storing tools on the wall, I will be working out of a tool chest or two. I am looking forward to the change, and I will share my experience with the transition.

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