Category Archives: Moving

Happy new year!

Hello, to anyone still checking.  I hope you had a great Christmas and new year celebration!  We did!

We are running a little behind our schedule on readying the house for sale.  It’ll probably be still another 2 weeks or so before we are ready to call a realtor in and get the ball going.  AND, we are aware that the market is slowing down….well, the ECONOMY is starting to tank.  We have already agreed that we are only willing to go so low on a sale price, at which if we can’t get that, we will just not sell and stay put until/if the economy picks up.  It just wouldn’t make financial sense to sell if we are looking at a sale price as low as $50-75K less than we think we could get.

AND, most importantly, I have made peace with that.  I’ve made peace that we might not move during ‘cooler’ months…it might be a summer move (ugh, but that’s what professionals are for)..it might be a fall move.  There might be no move at all.  And despite being a very OCD Virgo, I’m okay with that.  I have turned over my control freak tendencies to fate.  What’s meant to be, WILL be, WHEN it’s meant to be.

So, that’s where I am.  One of my few new year resolutions was to put more emphasis on time dedicated to blogging.  The 4-5 times a week just became too much, even in early retirement.  Maybe I’ll be there again once the housing situation gets settled, but for now I’ll shoot for once or twice a week posting, and visiting your blogs 3 or 4 times a week, and see if that’s doable.  Fingers crossed, but I do have good intentions.  🙂

Love you guys!

so, so much

…going on.

The new baby, in the family, of course.  We got to go see them Friday night; had a nice visit but it wasn’t timed out well because only about 15 minutes in, and it was nursing time, then the hospital photographer came by for a photo shoot, so….not much time spent with them.

And I woke up this morning at 4 am, and couldn’t get back to sleep.  So much going on right now.  The contractors are gone, but the tub/shower reglazing guy comes at 10 am this morning.  He’ll do one today, one Wednesday.  Plus, we are in the ‘go through all our shit and decide what we really want/need to move, and what we can/should part with’ mode, for every closet, every drawer, every storage shelving unit in the garage.  It’s daunting.

Plus, mental lists (must make them physical lists soon to get them off the mental list) of all we need to do to prepare to move.  Realtor for the sale to pick, contact, set up initial meeting.  Things like our Home Warranty plan that we’ll need to notify to stop here and start there.  Movers, and perhaps storage companies, to research, contact, meet.  etc. etc. etc.  It was plenty to keep my mind spinning when I should’ve been sleeping.

So, I’ll tackle a few drawers/cabinets this morning.  I plan to do that in the mornings, and retirement relax in the afternoons.  (and I suspect a short nap might be my future this afternoon after only 5 hours sleep last night.)  PLUS, I need to get back in the habit of reading your blogs.  On my to-do list as well!  Hope you are all well!