We are spinning lots of plates right now. My jobs so far are to get the purchase money moved and sent to escrow on time despite the 3 day weekend, find insurance coverage for the new house, and help figure out what furniture to move although I’ve only seen photos of the house. I’ll probably also do most of the packing as I did for our last move. We are going to prioritize what we take and have things that won’t go if they won’t fit in the final truck load.
Fortunately Hubby will measure the rooms and do a floor plan when he takes a small truck load up soon after closing. Mostly he’ll take things we don’t use regularly plus some light weight furniture. He has to be able to unload the truck this time by himself and just put most of it in the garage. He will only stay two nights and fly home. While there he will get the locks changed and the gas furnace serviced so we can be confident it is safe and running well.
He also is in charge of arranging all utilities to be in our names on whatever date it needs to happen so nothing is shut off. We can’t remember who tells us when that needs to happen and coordinates it with the sellers, but remember that it always worked out. I also need to read through the two (!) inspection reports and list of/invoices for all the work already done by the sellers to identify all the electrical, plumbing and other key deficits to prep for getting those done quickly.
Selling our current home is another project. We will interview the realtor we expect to use this week. She lives a few houses away so we have chatted in passing. Our hope is to get the photos done with the house furnished but staged and then move before it goes on the market. I am also wanting to get a cleaning service and carpet cleaner in after we move. That plan would be so much easier on us and the pup.
BTW, I was on the phone when our granddaughter was told we were moving soon and would be just 3 miles away. After we told her about the house and the big family room upstairs she announced that it could be the kids play room and “the kids will get into mischief up there!” LOL. She does understand that babies don’t do much but I’m glad she is thinking about playing with her sister who is arriving tomorrow morning.
In the meantime Hubby has to have a root canal and a crown installed and I need new glasses. I want to get a laptop and transition to it before we go too. Pup and both of us will need haircuts and of course I am still President of the club. I have to work out that transition soon. No problem filling our days for the foreseeable future!
You are so organized!!! I think it will go well even if it is intense!!ReplyDelete
Once we get past the closing I'll relax. Because of the 3 day weekend there is really little time to do everything needed and I can't start until tomorrow so frustrating.Delete
You are really well organized. I can imagine that the three day weekend is causing you a bit of stress.ReplyDelete
Thanks. We just did this 6 years ago but it wasn't having to happen so quickly. We also find we don't remember the details lol.Delete
Lots of emotional trips you'll be going on in the next few weeks and months. Enjoy the ride.ReplyDelete
Good point. Mostly I am stressed about getting everything done for the closing but it will work out.Delete
Your club is going to miss you something fierce. I hope you can find something similar once you get settled in your new home and location. But I imagine some of your hours will be filled with 2 little girls very soon!!ReplyDelete
I like the way you guys have divided the chores of the move to this point. Paul and I have never moved together, although we have both moved separately far too often until we met and married. I just go bonkers when I move and my mother did, too. Hope to heavens I don't have to worry about that for some time to come.