Wednesday, November 28, 2018

And just like that...

...we've moved! We were able to close the door to our rental house for the last time and drive away Monday afternoon. We did a lot of cleaning there to leave it in as good a shape as possible for our old landlord. Even though he didn't do the kind of maintenance he should have, he gave us a safe, affordable place to live for 8 years and is a basically good and kind man. We are grateful. I cleaned the inside all afternoon on Sunday,  and on Monday we paid Stanley Steemer to come out. While they cleaned the carpets we cleaned and swept the garage and Gregg trimmed the front hedges. The next morning we sent the landlord a thank you card with a note inside explaining that we'd bought a house and moved. We included a check for December's rent with an some extra cash added on to pay for damage George did to the garage wall. We wanted to make sure we did everything the right way so we could leave with no bad feelings or regrets.

And here we are! We're not even halfway unpacked and the house is crowded with boxes and pieces of furniture we have to decide what to do with.....and the garage is full of stuff....and the aquariums, while up and running, are not aquascaped at all yet...we have a million things to do, but we're so happy to be done with the move! It's a huge relief. We're taking a day or two to rest and catch our breath before we tackle the 1001 tasks still ahead of us. We're worn out and deserve a small break.

And we keep finding things we love about the house! So far (knock on wood) all the surprises have been good ones. I think this is going to be a nice home for our family! 





17 comments:

  1. I can't wait til you take us on the grand tour! one box a day.

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  2. May you find pleasing surprises forever in your new nest which belongs to you. Isn't it exciting?

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  3. My wife would say, “what doesn’t fit doesn’t stay” . When our son moved to their home we sat the extra furniture that just didn’t fit out on the sidewalk with a free sign and by the morning it had all disappeared.

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  4. Thanks for the update Jennifer. It will be a special Christmas for you Gregg and the dogs this year. Oh - and I mustn't forget Lord Marco!

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  5. Congratulations, Jennifer. It is a lot of work, but it is happy work.

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  6. Any treasures in the loft? And all just in time for Christmas.

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  7. Wonderful news, and I can't wait to see more of your new home!
    The way you left your rental house would have been completely impossible here in Germany. There always has to be a contract between landlord and tenant, and it usually stipulates a time frame for giving notice (on both sides), often 3 months ahead. If someone moves out without sticking to the contract, they are either not given back their original deposit (often up to 3 monthly rents) or they have to keep paying rent until the stipulated period of notice ends, sometimes both. This legal requirement is meant to protect tenants; if their landlord wants to get rid of them, they can not be put out on the street over night, but are given time to find a new place.

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  8. I am very happy for you. I have followed you house searching with great interest and very pleased for you when you found one at the right price. No rush now. You have the rest of your lives to make your home right.

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  9. Good luck with the new house.

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  10. Congratulations, that's all happened extremely quickly. Enjoy the unpacking!

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  11. It is so much fun to turn a new house into one's home. Have fun.

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