We are coming to the end of our stay in the house that Dear Husband and I built 25 years ago. We have fabulous memories of those 25 years. My mother, and DH’s second son lived with us for many of those years. We entertained family at Thanksgiving and Christmas and Easter. We watched my youngest sister’s girls grow in the first half of those years, and have been watching our granddaughters the last ten years.
We will sign the closing papers in two days, and if the walk-through goes well, will close on the sale July 30th. That day, we’ll do a walk-through for the house we wish to buy, and July 31st we’ll do the closing. So…by August 1st we will begin to move things into the new house.
We will need to buy new appliances, and at least three carpets (entry, dining and living room). There are hardwood floors in the public areas of the house. I want to have the locks changed, and add deadbolts to the doors. My friends are baby sitting both my indoor and outdoor plants until we get settled, so I need to get to know the house so we can decide where those plants will do the best.
If all goes well, the movers will bring about two-thirds of our belongings, including the beds, the oak table, chairs, kitchen and quilt studio on August 4th. Once all that is squared away, we’ll need to have the 16 foot POD delivered. That has more books, the china, clothing, and more kitchen stuff. (I suspect there is more, but I just can’t remember what was in those boxes. The most difficult part of our move will be deciding what we keep and what goes. We’ll have half the room now, so we’ll need to get rid of half the “Stuff!”
Wish us well! 🙂