Yesterday I told you about our day-of moving dilemma. Many phone calls and much discussion later, I think we've got it figured out.
Allan found a company that will rent us a van one-way to Buffalo. They only have passenger vans, not cargo vans, but that should work. The dogs will be very happy on the seat in back of us (their usual place in the car), and we can pack everything else on and around the rest of the seats. We'll have to be careful about how much stuff we leave out of the professional move, but that's fine, we should be anyway.
We'll rent the van for 4 or 5 days, to give us a little breathing room our first week in the house, which is sure to be exhausting and chaotic. At the end of the week, we'll rent a car in T.O., drive to Buffalo separately, return the van, then drive back in the rental car. It's not quite as simple as we were hoping, but on the other hand, not as insane as we were dreading.
This week's Sign That We Are Really Moving: we cancelled our Netflix membership! We hardly watch movies during baseball season anyway, and when the Sox are off, we need to get out of the house.