We moved last Monday to a new apartment. We've lived at Westminster Village for ten years, so were eligible to have new paint and flooring in the old place. Not looking forward to being displaced while all the redecorating was in process, we found that we could move into another unit. There were several available, so we picked the next size smaller and set about deciding on the new decor. Fortunately, the Marketing Director is an ace when it comes to decor, so we followed her advice. The new wall color and flooring fit perfectly with our furniture.
We scheduled a moving company, then began packing up what items we could move ourselves. We took "ownership" of the new unit on Friday and began loading boxes on laundry carts. Saturday began the transfer, which went on into Tuesday. The movers hauled the big items - furniture and art work - and placed everything in place as we had planned it. The one snag was that the 4-drawer file didn't fit in the computer room (I had measured everything two or three times!) so it went on the patio. Wednesday, a Maintenance worker installed shelving in our storage closet off the patio, so we were able to put everything away that had been stuck out there.
Art work is still not hung, but the floors have been "Swiffered" both wet and dry. We know where almost everything has been shelved, and have been able to make breakfast without too much of a delay while we search for plates and coffee and such. So tomorrow is the first anniversary of the first week in our new home and we are absolutely delighted to be here, facing east and greeting the sunrise.