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Monday, November 12, 2007

I am most worried about moving my cat.

The littler little and I went for a walk this morning. It was lovely; quiet 'good mornings' from neighbors, pointing out cats in windows, lots of different plants to look at. My room is painted blue; it wants only window installation and trim painting before I can move in. I ate kale, arugula and beet greens out of the garden I planted. I still have no idea about a job here, but my priorities are in order, since I think I know my next gym and pool.

I have until Sunday to clear out my house in Sacramento. The packing goes slow. I get interrupted by waves of sobs that double me over. I haven't figured out why it is this wrenching, especially since when I'm in Oakland, I don't miss Sac very much.

12 Comments:

Blogger Tom said...

That gym seems very, very neat.

Soon, you'll be settled in another place you've put a ton of work in to: I bet it'll be quite satisfying.

10:14 AM  
Blogger Megan said...

Yeah, it is already intellectually clear that this is the much better situation for me. In retrospect, it will surely feel better. But leaving my house feels disproportionately wracking, and I haven't figured out why.

10:20 AM  
Anonymous Francis said...

1. Commute into San Francisco and join URS.

2. City of Oakland Public Works Agency

3. Alameda County Public Works Agency

4. Zone 7 Water Agency.

Moving is always hard. Best of luck managing the change.

10:51 AM  
Blogger Dubin said...

Well, I know why. It's because you LOVE your house. It's ok to be wracked.

BTW, did you already quit your Sac job?

I think living with sisters and nephews and such sounds fun.

11:23 AM  
Blogger Megan said...

Yay! Practical advice from Francis!

Haven't quit the Sac job. I'll commute for a month or two; live with Chris's parents a few nights a week. Like when I first moved to Sac!

11:25 AM  
Blogger Capella said...

I'm sorry you have to leave somewhere you love so much.

I don't have any practical advice, except pack your sheets and posters close to the top, so that the first night you fall asleep on a bed that feels like home and wake up to walls that aren't blank.

12:26 PM  
Anonymous swissarmyd said...

er, I guess I had assumed you were transferring or something, so best of luck with the jobhunt.

ah, intellectually clear, is easy. the heart takes time to get used to what it doesn't understand... at least it works that way for me, and some of the people I know...

had to laugh about capella's posters. I've been here a year and still with the bare walls... maybe I'm afraid if I put up art, that'll mean I'm staying.

s'ok to cry a little on change, isn't it?

1:05 PM  
Anonymous Peter said...

Is telecommuting possible at your job? If they won't go for it full-time, you could see if it would be okay to go into the office a couple of days a week and telecommute the other days.

1:11 PM  
Blogger Noel said...

I miss just about every place I've ever lived in. Ending are never fun, even when there is something new to look forward to.

Regarding the cat, we kept ours indoors for a week, then on supervised visits outside for a week (a leash helps and has excellent comedic potential, though we didn't use one). Worked for us.

1:46 AM  
Anonymous Ennis said...

You only have to move your cat on alternate days in Oakland, and that for street cleaning. However, if it snows you have to keep your cat off the street for the entire snow emergency.

3:16 PM  
Anonymous SwissArmyD said...

so wait, Megan is THIS YOUR CAT? because I can't park mine on the street, it violates the length restrictions...

11:37 AM  
Blogger Dustin said...

We've moved with cats across town and across the country. We always butter their paws (real butter or margarine works too) when we get to the new place. They sit and lick the butter off their paws and in doing do lick the "taste" (or smell, whatever) of the prior place off their feet. We've done it for dogs too (large dogs would be really messy). Of course we keep them in for a while but some cats just have to go out. Sure, you might have a few paw prints here and there, but they will probably lick those up too.

Good luck on your move!
Dustin

2:32 PM  

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