We are on Part 2 of “Moving Out Quickly”. I am trying to hang on to my sanity while my house looks like it has been through an unnatural disaster. Thankfully, I’ve had some flexibility with work and have been able to do a great deal of packing. Here’s the run down on the last couple days:
Day – 5: We called the electric company and water company to make sure we weren’t missing anything when it comes to transferring ownership. We gave the realtor that information to pass on. I opened a P.O. Box and sent a mail forwarding notice in to the Post Office. I stopped by the kiddo’s school to write a note that she would now be a car rider. So far she has not missed any school in this huge transition. The Hubby and I packed up our offices and emptied the bedroom closets except for our clothes. At the end of the night, in a move of desperation, I made some Thanksgiving Pancakes to add some cheer and use up items in our pantry/fridge. They were a success! After that, I used a little deep tissue massage to work out a knot in the Hubby’s back so we can press on for the next day. The pressure is starting to build. We are all super excited the house has sold, but now I feel like we are running out of time.
Day – 4: Dyed my hair. Hey, a girl has priorities, and I’m not sure if I’ll have a chance to color it at home again anytime soon. Those greys aren’t going to cover themselves. We then started working on the garage and packed up a load for the storage unit. We are starting to have doubts that all of our junk might fit. I may have to make some of the ugly things “disappear”. One example would be the computer from the 90’s shown below. After all of that work, we rewarded the boys with a McRib and discussed why the McRibs are only offered at certain times of the year. I don’t think it’s a huge conspiracy, just simple economics. Now that the big items are gone, the hard work of packing away odds and ends starts. I’ve started looking at our bathrooms, and I wonder “how many bottles of rubbing alcohol does a person need?”.
I’m confident we will be done before Wednesday, but this is going to be tough. We still have a long list of things to do and things to sort. The more stuff I see around this place, the more I’m looking forward to a simpler, smaller life. Stay tuned for part 3!
Beer of the day: Southern Hops’pitality