Bye bye temporary flat…

IMG_0337Well, we made it. With a little help. At exactly 07.30 on Friday morning our super-efficient removal team arrived and proceeded to shift all our furniture and a few dozen boxes out of the old flat and…

 

newPicture…into the new one. And if you’re ever moving house in this area, these are your guys. We’ve moved twice with them now and I can thoroughly recommend them. However, even with the best removal team in the world, there’s still a lot of work to do here. Boxes to unpack, stuff to find a place for. So instead of a more wordy post, let’s go for a little walk…

 

IMG_0334The new flat’s at the eastern tip of this little wood. We’ll start out just where the red bike race tape was on last week’s photo.

 

 

 

 

IMG_0340If we walk down the left-hand path we come to…

 

 

 

 

IMG_0348…the main pathway through the wood. But we’ll go down one of the side paths instead – they’re prettier, especially just now when the leaves and shoots are just beginning to green the place up.

 

 

 

IMG_0349Every so often there’s a Vita Parcour station, where you can do exercises.

 

 

 

 

IMG_0344You can see it isn’t a dense wood, though it gets much darker in summer when all the trees have their leaves. It’s exactly the right size for hobby joggers like me – a couple of rounds on all the different pathways and you’re nicely at 5K. And now that it’s literally on the doorstep, there’s no excuse not to go!

 

 

But today I just marched round with my camera, and then came back to our new home to take this week’s photo from the balcony. And now I’m off to unpack some more boxes…

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17 Responses to Bye bye temporary flat…

  1. barbtaub says:

    Best wishes and congrats on the new digs!

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  2. That lovely trail right out your door? So jealous! My dog and I have to walk about three blocks for ours. LOL. Congrats on the new place!

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    • lindahuber says:

      Thanks Danielle – I used to walk here almost daily when we had a dog – she died in summer ’13. It’s a great place for dogs, and I’m looking forward to getting to know some of them – and their owners! 🙂

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  3. Love the trees and hiking trail, but that shot with the blue couch on its way to your new flat grabbed my attention. Does this mean no more carrying furniture and boxes up stairways?

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    • lindahuber says:

      They put everything up that lift over the balcony, Lloyd. And in the old flat, everything went out a bedroom window. Shortest possible route, I guess, with Swiss efficiency!

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      • Now if only movers in the U.S. could use the same methods. All I ever see here is cheap labor.

        And sometimes it isn’t so cheap. When we had our piano moved up one flight of stairs, it was all done with pure muscle power one step at a time. I watched as two muscle bound movers, who specialized in moving pianos, did all that work. I asked the owner of that small business the most challenging job he had moving a piano, and he said it was moving a heavy piano up to a hilltop home that didn’t have a driveway to the top. The stairs went for hundreds of steps.

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      • lindahuber says:

        Heavens – sounds like a helicopter would have made it easier! I was impressed with our removers and their equippment, though it was a bit nerve-wracking watching my washing machine etc wobble their way up on the lift…

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      • I did wonder—did they strap everything to the lift? I mean, something large the wind might blow off.

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      • lindahuber says:

        Strong wind is a bit of a rarity in Switzerland. They strapped nothing on, and the sofa was the only thing that was accompanied by a removal man, and that was more because the two guys at the top of the lift would have struggled to get it off without someone pushing from the other side. We’re on the first floor here, and they told me it was actually easier when the lift was steeper. It was an interesting experience!

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      • Did you get any video of the process? It would be interesting to watch, I think.

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      • lindahuber says:

        I didn’t, but there’s one on their website. The text is just saying they’ll get you and your stuff safely from A to B no matter what: http://www.midea-umzuege.ch/

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      • Impressive video even if I didn’t understand what the guy was saying.

        I’ve never seen or heard of anything like this in the U.S. I wonder if this company will eventually open for business in some of our major cities where many people live in high rises.

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  4. Wonderful ! I love the convo going on here and the link to the movers’ video. What a great lift system! Lloyd, that blue wrapped item is where they say they move pianos too.

    Yes to Swiss efficiency. I also had great movers in Germany for my return to the States. The Germans built special crates for my antique furniture and they arrived in perfect condition.
    The Germans and the Japanese have been the best movers I’ve ever had.

    As for where you write… “Vita Parcourse stations, where you can do exercise…” I had to smile. I think for me it would be “where I can *think* about doing exercise.”

    Love your post, can’t wait to hear more as you settle in.

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    • lindahuber says:

      I do quite a lot of ‘thinking’ about exercise too! 🙂 It was a great removal. I’ve never moved in the UK so I can’t compare, but my Swiss moves – two with these guys – have all been great!

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      • Over the years, most of my moves from house to house have been done by me and my friends and a rented U Haul truck. If anything was damaged, it was my fault. But now I’m getting too old. I’m discovering as I stubbornly continue to do what I did when i was younger, that it is much easier to pull muscles and cause damage to my body that doesn’t recover as quickly as it once did.

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      • lindahuber says:

        Yes, there’s a lot to be said for doing what you can do and not what you’d like to be able to do or what you always used to do… :-/

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