Sunday, March 31, 2013

Moving Day!

As Eric explained in his previous post, we moved!

Here is a picture of our new, larger home:

Home Sweet Home

After suffering through more moves than we care to count, our most recent move will forever hold a place in our hearts as the easiest move to-date.

Moving day began with us lazing about while filling up on Nespresso. Then, we got down to business.

We began by moving over what we could to our new slip (bumpers, lines, and our steps):

Heavy Lifting
Not Quite as Heavy Lifting
Then, a manatee passed by near our new slip, as if to welcome us to our new home:

Welcome to the Neighborhood
Then, about an hour before we moved we thought "Hey, we should probably get ready to move. And, we should probably see if anyone can help us."

And so we did.

Then, 45 minutes later, we cast away our dock lines and moved. Maybe 2 minutes later, we were docked at our new slip.

Finished!
While this move has certainly been the least complicated and least stressful we have had, it has actually been the most disorienting. Usually when you move, everything changes. You find yourself in a new home, a new neighborhood, a new community--a new everything. In this case, nothing changed. We have the same home, the same furnishings--the same everything, but if feels totally backwards. Before, our boat was docked nose-in on the north side of the pier (the boat faced south). Now, we are nose-in, but docked on the south side of the pier (so the boat faces north). So, although the interior of the boat is identical to before, the sun is shining in on--what feels like--the wrong side of the boat. In the morning, the sun used to pour in from the port side (left), but now it is the opposite. It is quite possibly the oddest feeling I've ever felt, and one that makes it very apparent that we have moved.

Logistically speaking, this move was simple, but it is going to take time for us to get used to our new orientation.

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