Well. We did it. 4 Days and we’re 95% moved and Bay Area people.
Max, Donner and I moved from Salinas/Monterey, CA to Sausalito, CA which is a little harbor town just on the north side of the Golden Gate Bridge. We are happy to report that despite some predictions of rain we have perfect moving weather. Wheew.
Thursday was all about loading up. We picked up the UHaul and packed up Max’s Monterey apartment and all my stuff from the parent’s house.
Donner was a very good puppy during the whole thing. And he LOVES riding in the big UHaul.
After a full day of packing we chilled on my parents sofa eating takeout Chinese food.
Why did we have to get the move done so quickly? Well… Max finishes work in his Monterey office on Friday and next Monday he has to be in the new San Francisco office. We didn’t want to move everything this upcoming weekend and be really tired on his first day of work in the Financial District. Plus this gave us a little wiggle room if we couldn’t get the internet set up and stuff like that.
We moved everything up to Sausalito and unloaded.
I drove the funky, unsaleable boxes and weird stuff we didn’t feel like throwing in the UHaul for fear of damage.
FYI, the Kitchenaid was right behind my seat!!
I felt a little bad for my growing-like-a-weed puppy. He was all squished in the passenger seat. But he just napped the entire way. Huge, sigh of relief.
Here’s the entire view from our roof balcony. It’s right outside a sliding glass door at the top of the stairs. Isn’t it gorgeous?!?! I’m drinking my morning coffee out there like, every single day!
After we unloaded all our boxes, a sofa, and a really unruly mattress we hit the Emeryville Ikea for the furniture. Our loft is really tiny so we chose to sell most of Max’s furniture and get smaller stuff so our apartment felt more roomy.
We had a quick lunch at a California Pizza Kitchen before hitting Ikea. I can’t do Ikea on an empty stomach. We split a roasted veggie salad and a chipotle pizza. Then we went home to assemble and unpack.
Max’s parents, his sister and her friend were coming Saturday at lunchtime and we needed to get things sorted ASAP.
Saturday & Sunday
Here’s how the apartments looking right now. We still have a few things to get, like a desk and some art hung up on the walls. But it’s mostly all done.
The kitchen is probably my favorite room. I can’t wait to get cooking.
Before our guests arrived we got some bagel breakfast sandwiches and took Donner for his first walk on our new hiking trail. It’s right outside our complex and it goes into the Golden Gate Recreation Area.
We were exhausted by the time Max’s family arrived. Luckily they were fine hanging out at the apartment chit-chatting and going out to a late lunch.
Max had Monday off so we could do some last minute tidying up before heading back to Monterey for the week. We made a quick run by Target and organized the closets.
Neither one of us really wanted to leave for the week. Our new apartment is pretty nice.
Before we left we had a fancy and fun lunch in Down Town Sausalito at the Napa Valley Burger Co.
We drooled over the menu and savored every bite of the entire meal. We’ve already blocked off a day each week for the foreseeable future to eat there.
We had the truffle french fries, and some local Napa Valley Red Ale.
I had the blue cheese burger that came with the usual fixings, thick cut bacon, and an onion ring. We have to go again before the end of March because the burger of the month is the Truffle Bacon Burger!
It’s a new chapter. It’s going to be so much fun. And I know we’ll have lots of fun adventures.
Tell ME About You!!! I want to know…
About your moves. Tell me about the times you’ve moved and how it went.