Addition

It’s the second half of moving day. Time to add ourselves to Emerald Hill.

Jadin’s friend Molly walked over with her dad, Tom. They brought cupcakes. Jadin gave them a tour.

El Sol Logistics rolled the three loaded vans out from Sea Eagle, stopped for dinner, arrived at Emerald Hill about 5 pm, walked the house to orient with Steven, and went to work.

A photo essay …

The movers pulled the handles off the LG refrigerator to make it "slim" enough to roll through the side door into the kitchen. The proverbial "tight squeeze."
The movers pulled the handles off the LG refrigerator to make it “slim” enough to roll through the side door into the kitchen. The proverbial “tight squeeze.”
The refrigerator in its new home. Jacquela and Steven discovered later that the water line was not turned on. Steven rolled the refrigerator out, turned the handle, Jacquela tested for water at the spigot, Steven rolled the fridge back into position and leveled it. The island serves as temporary office for notebook computer and power drill, two of the most important tools for moving. Look it up. Drill it correctly.
The refrigerator in its new home. Jacquela and Steven discovered later that the water line was not turned on. Steven rolled the refrigerator out, turned the handle, Jacquela tested for water at the spigot, Steven rolled the fridge back into position and leveled it. The island serves as temporary office for notebook computer and power drill, two of the most important tools for moving. Look it up. Drill it correctly.
Squeezing the washing machine through the front door and up to the stair landing.
Squeezing the washing machine through the front door and up to the stair landing.
Vying for favorite photo of the day -- all the labor needed to lift the washer up the stairs to the second floor laundry.
Vying for favorite photo of the day — all the labor needed to lift the washer up the stairs to the second floor laundry.
The second candidate for favorite photo of the day -- finagling one half of the red sofa up the stairs, over the pony wall, into the loft.
The second candidate for favorite photo of the day — finagling one half of the red sofa up the stairs, over the pony wall, into the loft. This was the first half of the sofa — the smaller section, the easier section.
The longer section of the red sofa goes up and over the pony wall -- all hands required. The guys left one small red smudge on the white wall of the stairwall -- which is a niggling observation, considering how many angles they had to apply geometry to.
The longer section of the red sofa goes up and over the pony wall — all hands required. The guys left one small red smudge on the white wall of the stairwall — which is a niggling observation, considering how many angles they had to apply geometry to.
And over the pony wall.
And over the pony wall.
The master bedroom is the first room to be nearly complete -- bed assembled, mattresses on, nighttables in.
The master bedroom is the first room to be nearly complete — bed assembled, mattresses on, nighttables in.
One of two TVs hoisted into location.
One of two TVs hoisted into location.

 

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Subtraction

It’s moving day. We are subtracting ourselves from Sea Eagle View.

A photo essay …

Moving van 1 of 3 backs down the driveway at Sea Eagle, approximately 830 am.
Moving van 1 of 3 backs down the driveway at Sea Eagle, approximately 830 am.

A team of six movers from El Sol Logistics walked each room of the house, mentally calculating what goes first, last, which truck, who does what. The load out began quickly.

Truck 1 of 3 is almost full.
Truck 1 of 3 is almost full.
Emptying the great room.
Emptying the great room.
The guest bedroom, after the movers.
The guest bedroom, after the movers.
The library, with just the exercise equipment and Jadin's piano to move. The box of packing materials stays.
The library, with just the exercise equipment and Jadin’s piano to move. The box of packing materials stays.
The toy room -- which Jadin used for sleepovers with friends. The carpet needs to be cleaned.
The toy room — which Jadin used for sleepovers with friends. The carpet needs to be cleaned.
Jadin's bedroom. There are a lot of emotions built into this room.
Jadin’s bedroom. There are a lot of emotions built into this room.
The flex room.
The flex room.
The master bedroom.
The master bedroom.
The master bath.
The master bath.
Jacquela's hobby room.
Jacquela’s hobby room.
The model train room, where Steven designed railroads in his head -- used for storage instead.
The model train room, where Steven designed railroads in his head — used for storage instead.

At this point, two moving vans were loaded up.

With truck 3 in the driveway, the movers tackled the garage.
With truck 3 in the driveway, the movers tackled the garage.
Van 3 got the big furniture. This is the dining table, wrapping it up.
Van 3 got the big furniture. This is the dining table, wrapping it up.
And out to the truck.
And out to the truck.
The Panasonic plasma comes off the mounts.
The Panasonic plasma comes off the mounts.
Screwing the pins to the drum of the washing machine to protect it in transport.
Screwing the pins to the drum of the washing machine to protect it in transport.
Sliding the washer out of the laundry room.
Sliding the washer out of the laundry room.
The gaping maw of truck 3 before the refrigerator arrives.
The gaping maw of truck 3 before the refrigerator arrives.
Raising the refrigerator on the lift gate.
Raising the refrigerator on the lift gate.
The great room, almost emptied.
The great room, almost emptied, as the eliptical machine rolls out.
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Decamping office

A photo essay …

Steven's office early Thursday, 10 March, the day before we move -- desks still mounted to walls.
Steven’s office early Thursday, 10 March, the day before we move — desks still mounted to walls.
Steven's office late Thursday, 10 March, the day before the move -- desks dismounted from wall, screw holes patched, desktop computer system boxed.
Steven’s office late Thursday, 10 March, the day before the move — desks dismounted from wall, screw holes patched, desktop computer system boxed.
After the movers -- the last backpacks.
After the movers — the last backpacks.
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