And the saga draws to a close – we are all moved in. OK, that’s a lie. We had a change of plan wherein we realized that the big 26 foot moving truck was in no way going to fit into our storage unit area. So anyway, we got about half of our stuff packed Wednesday night, then Ash was out of town all Thursday. I came home and did a bit but when he got home, we got hardcore. We packed from about 8 until midnight and then called it quits. Friday, we took off all day, finished getting it in early on. At 9 we went to the bank for our cashier’s check, then went home to get the truck and drive it to the new place. On the drive back, we got a call from our agent saying that the other agent (who is a renowned pain in the ass) smelled gas in our house. Mind you, this was only 2 hours from closing!
SO, we met our guy at the house and waited for a city person to come check for leaks. In the meantime, I had to do the walk through on the other place. From there, I met Ash and the agent for the first closing, which was on the old house of course. The leak thing turned out to be a nothing burger. The city guy checked for natural gas and propane, which we used to have. He found nothing. I have to wonder if this agent was just making things difficult. In talking to multiple people – agents, buyers, financial folks – they all said she’s just kind of a bitch. LOL. Well, she proved it!
Anyway, closings both went fine; we were able to squeeze a meal in between, which is good since Dakota was with us, seeing as how her daycare was closed for Good Friday. We had to go back to the last building on the second closing twice because they forgot stuff but hey, it turned out ok. The people we bought from were super nice and I just feel really good about that whole thing.
Our friend James met us at the new house to help unload the truck. It went a whole lot faster with him there! Once I got the boys, we did some unloading, some exploring of the space, and then went to dinner. Saturday and Sunday were all unpacking, rearranging, figuring out new systems for everything. I tried to get through it all but knew that was unrealistic. It’s one box at a time, one room at a time.
So today I am back at work and trying very hard to wrap my mind around “normal life”. The entire move took up so much of my life that I can barely think about everything else. In fact, Ash and I were remarking how long the weekend felt. We are unable to get DirecTV at the new place (too many trees) so we went without TV. Though we’re going to do SlingTV, we had nothing over the weekend and I feel like we are more productive. It just feels like we have more time. We didn’t waste time just sitting in front of a screen.
SO, I have to find a way to start feeling settled again and it’ll be a long road but again, new house!!
Freebies are good!
Here are a couple I just discovered/encountered.