I am happy to report that I arrived in London last week. And more importantly, last Friday, Miles and Atticus successfully traveled from Boston to London. The poor guys were held up at customs for an extra four hours which made us extremely anxious. At least while they were out of their carriers and could eat, drink, and go to the bathroom.
Unfortunately due to high winds at sea, our sea shipment has been delayed. This means that I will have another week on the air mattress, for a total of five weeks. I was hoping that the better half would not have to sleep on the air mattress. It is easier for me to have a bad night of sleep since I don’t have to get up and go to work. The better half does not have this luxury.
We did hear that the ship has finally arrived in port, which is great news. In Boston I still had a chair. It was an old chair that wasn’t comfortable and needed to be thrown out. But on the London side, we only have an air mattress and no furniture. We found a plastic tub that a previous tenant left behind in the laundry room and on the first day we tried to make do with sitting on this and one of the pet carriers. The next day we purchased a picnic cooler that can also be used as a chair. However, these items are not that comfortable.
In addition, the heat isn’t on in the apartment and sleeping on the floor with no pillows, comforter, or blankets…well I have caught my first cold in London. On the bright side, there are about seven pubs within walking distance from our apartment.
I know during most moves there are complications. Moving is no fun. This is my first international move. Part of me is entertained by all the complications. I’ve never had to care about high winds at sea. Another part of me is like, “oh geez, what will happen next?”
When I put all the difficulities aside and think about the good stuff I am thrilled. My new apartment is awesome. I didn’t get a chance to see it before I moved here. The new neighborhood is fantastic. Both of us are excited to get settled into our place so we can start getting out to see our new city. I still don’t have internet at home. Once I get that set up I will catch up on email and blogs. I hope all of you are well.