The house wasn't cleaned very well by the previous owner. I'm still working on cleaning from top to bottom in every room. The kitchen and bathrooms were my first priority, but everything seems to need cleaning.....windows and baseboards and cabinets and doors, and to top it all off the seller even left half a dozen bags of trash in the garage that we had to haul off to the dump! But the house is prettier than it seemed now that layers of dust and grime have been knocked off.
In addition to cleaning, we've been moving carloads of boxes over every afternoon. Today is the first day we can also use Gregg's truck, since it rained the first four days of the past week. We also had to buy and arrange for delivery of a new refrigerator. It's been endless details to be attended to, but I'm happy to be racing towards our official move in day.....this coming Wednesday. We have a local moving service coming to take our furniture and large/heavy/fragile things early that morning. Our first full day in our new home will be Thursday, which is Thanksgiving! Once we make it to that day, all that will be left to do is a final good cleaning of the house we're leaving. By the time I go back to work the Monday after Thanksgiving break, the move should be a done deal...just over one week from now!
Regular blogging should resume shortly thereafter! I can't wait to settle in and have time to catch back up with you all.
Just read your last blog so I could see your move in date.ReplyDelete
You would not believe what was left in the house my daughter moved into. The trash alone took days to move. So happy that your real first day is Thanksgiving. Perfect !
cheers, parsnip and badger
Moving IS hard work! But when it's all done- so very much worth it.ReplyDelete
This will certainly be a Thanksgiving you'll never forget.
We've been in our new home for 8 weeks now and I'm still cleaning! Enjoy your new house, it's yours.ReplyDelete
moving is not for sissies! but we can't wait to see your new house! and to hear what the feather/fur kids think!ReplyDelete
Ah, Jennifer, so worth it. I'm with Mary Moon. A Thanksgiving etched in memory.ReplyDelete
Keep up the good work Jennifer!ReplyDelete
Yes, it is a lot of work to move and so many phone calls to make but in the end, you have a home, your very own home. May you make many beautiful memories there.ReplyDelete
How great you have this wonderful new home to celebrate this Thanksgiving; the day will be extra festive for you two, or shall I say you five.ReplyDelete
Helping people move was a regular hobby for my friends and me when we were in our twenties. We got good at it and just worked for pizza and beer. We turned it into a party to relieve the stress of the person moving and took care of all the heavy stuff. I no longer have the inclination to work hide-a-beds through a fourth floor stairwell, however.ReplyDelete
Not long now ! It will all be worth it when you are finally there. I have forgotten what it is like to move as we have been in this house nearly 40 years now. My eldest son had to move a year ago ( divorce ) and we helped him. The sellers were supposed to take 2 huge wardrobes and leave the fridge and freezer, but they did it the other way round, so on the day he had to make numerous phone calls to solicitors and estate agent ( realtor? ), and order new fridge and freezer..... he could have done without the hassle! He ended up keeping the wardrobes and they have proved to be very useful. Looking forward to seeing pics of your new abode. XReplyDelete
Oddly, I never tire of moving. Yeah, it's hard work. But I'm always thinking about the next move! Glad you're getting settled. That's the pits about the former owners. But it's yours!!!ReplyDelete
How exciting! Moving is a pain but it's also an exciting chance for a fresh start. I actually kind of like it, deep down. I hope it all goes well and I can't wait to hear how you all settle in!ReplyDelete
I sign Steve Reed's comment!ReplyDelete