Just a quick update on the cat: she seems to be minimally traumatized from the move, the jump to a much larger space, and our continuously moving things around as we work and unpack. If anything I'd say she's less skittish than before. Last night she came over and sat on my lap. I know, I was also shocked.
And she's still doing well today, even though we've emptied out two rooms and proceeded to do crazy things like stand on ladders and wave around sticks, and sternly instruct her to not eat the paint. So far we've painted two ceilings and are exhausted. Ceilings are hard. Especially when they're 10 feet high. Hopefully the walls will be a bit easier.