OK, I hope I won’t regret saying this but I think we have confirmed closings on both sides, our sale and our purchase. We started out on 11/30, then moved to 11/20 now we’re at 11/16. That’s it, we will not be changing again. We have the closings scheduled, the mover has been picked and we will be scheduling tomorrow. We will be able to rent back for a few days which will greatly help with the move. Although we’re only moving about 90 minutes up the road trying to do 2 closings on one day, and move is virtually impossible, and we might have done it when we were younger, but not even a consideration at this age. Once we are aligned with the movers then the fun begins – Packing! When you are moving yourself and you don’t have a company to pick up the bill, you learn how to pack real fast. Moving is not inexpensive. I am always shocked when I find out how much they want and how long it will take. It reminds me of when my husband paints. He says, “I’ll be done in a couple of hours”, and I say OK, and plan on it taking at least 1/2 to 2/3 of the day. Moving is just one of those things that looks simple, but it sure is not, and always takes longer than you expect. Of course that’s good, I prefer taking the time to assure things are wrapped well and no breakage occurs.
Our sellers at our new home have already moved out so they are allowing us to move some stuff into the garage early, before closing, again, very helpful. That is the benefit of local moves versus out-of-state. When we moved from Illinois to Florida and from Florida to Texas, everything had to be packed, and some things just could not be moved, like plants and refrigerated items. We have also learned that some things are easier to move yourself then to take all the time packing and a good example of this is picture boxes. I remember for our long distance moves I think my husband spent at least 1 or 2 days just packing paintings. We’ll take those and it will be a lot easier. Also, having one of the larger SUV’s helps this time too.
So it’s beginning of count down time. I’m trying to hold off until the first week of November to start packing. Once I start I just want to keep going, and I think 2 weeks is good timing.
Seeing that we were told by the movers that 3 moving people could pack our house in a day, I sure hope 2 people (my husband and I) can pack the house in 2 weeks – we’re giving ourselves quite a buffer.
It’s a short one today, but I’ll have more shortly. I have some photos to share in the next blog of the town that we live in. Just like I blogged about Boerne, I do need to give a plug to New Braunfels. It’s a great small town with lots of activities. Keep on truckin down your chosen road and along the way have some fun. Until next time…….