Friday, June 1, 2012


Today I moved out of my pretty house.  Bye, bye house.  I could have delayed it a few more days, but it had to be done.  I rented the same apartment as last summer starting 1 June, so why wait?  I’m sorry that the cats have to move twice.  It’s hard for kitties to adjust to new places.  And on top of that they will no longer be able to go outdoors -- not here nor in their new permanent home. 

In fact, I was looking forward to this move.  Not that I wanted to stay in this apartment or the village particularly, but it’s the first real step towards the next phase of my life and I wanted to get started. 

This mini-move was a kind of practice for the bigger move up to Figueres.  I packed up all the things I will need in the next three weeks (the movers will take the bulk of all my glorious stuff), plus the two cat carriers and all their food and toiletries (cats also have stuff) and saw that yes, it did all fit into the car.  The big difference is that the trip from the soon-to-be-sold house to this apartment was 15 minutes driving, whereas Figueres will take at least three hours.  That drive will be harder on the cats.  And on me.  Felix meowed most of the way here.  Three hours of that will do me in.  Hopefully they will both just nap the whole way.

Also, I will have to somehow meet up with the real estate agent to get the key to the apartment when I arrive.  And that building has no elevator so I will have to carry the cats and the whole car load up the stairs (maybe the agent will help!). But at least after this trial run, I’ll be in practice for the real thing and the cats will be seasoned travelers, eager to explore their new home. 


  1. Adios lovely house, hola new life!

  2. Aww, I hope your cats will be able to adjust to your new apartment. Moving sometimes can be a real pain, but there are ways to lessen the stress. You can enlist the help of your friends or hire a moving company. They will be fully responsible for your stuff but be sure to make a list of all your belongings and do some inventory when you unpack.