The truck with all our possessions came today. Unfortunately for the movers, the temperatures were in the mid-30’s (Celsius for our friends in California which is in the 90’s Fahrenheit). I made a few runs for supplies like large jugs of Gatorade and more to try to help them fight the heat. We weren’t much better in the house where the temperature climbed to 31. We had to have the AC off most the day because the doors were open most of the time. So, we didn’t do a whole lot other than direct boxes to their proper location. It was just too hot to start unpacking.
The movers estimate that the weather cost them about three hours because they just couldn’t sustain the effort. Frequent breaks were well deserved. By 5:00, I took everyone’s dinner order and made another run to pick up some food. At 6:00, everything was in the house and around 8:00 all of the beds and shelves were put together and they gladly called it a day.
This house is much bigger than our place in California. Here, we have lots of boxes everywhere but it is still easy to navigate through the house. In California, the garage was pretty much full of boxes and much of the rest of the house was a maze. The space should make unpacking much easier, which will start in earnest tomorrow.