Wednesday, May 02, 2007

Going and Coming

I knew if I came up to the office to shut the computer down I'd be tempted to post one last time from my Alabama home. Well, actually it is now technically in the hands of another couple. We closed last Friday, and I flew to the new city to help with the house hunting. We made an offer on Sunday, got the mortgage process under way on Monday and I spent 3 hours with an enthusiastic young home inspector going over every nook and cranny of a rather old and very tiny home that the Noblitts plan to move into in the next couple of weeks. Don't think this hasn't been a lesson in juggling. I still don't know what to tell the utilities our forwarding address is until we close on the 11th.

Anyway, I'll be back writing again after the Mayflower truck pulls away from my door on Friday. That is if I can find a computer. I have some thoughts on downsizing and will be solicting helpful suggestions as to how to fit the contents of a 3,000 sq.ft. house into the 1128 sq.ft. of the new one. Oh, it does have a basement and a gargage and we are having a yard sale when we move. The neighbors will get a real interesting look then at the folks from Alabama.



Marion said...

Lol, Lol, Lol! You wouldn't believe what this 1200 sq. ft. place looked like at first with two large homes of furniture crammed into it!

After five years, I have finally weeded out and let go of, things and furniture no longer required. I try to be as minimalist as possible now; we strive to utilize things with multi-purposes more, from tools to furniture. I no longer buy many groceries in bulk, but only enough for our needs, because of storage problems.

Books, though, are everywhere...I could not let those go!

Marion said...

forgot...many blessings on your move. I hope everything will go smoothly and as peacefully as possible!

Naomi said...

Good luck with the house move Sheila. Hope everything goes well for you. Will be thinking of you on Friday.

Tim said...

Happy moving, Sheila. Don't pack your purse contents. Pooks did that once. ;)

Sank said...

Best of luck in your move Shelia. I haven't been reading you blog long enough to know about this move.. I can't wait to hear your moving stories.

Don said...

Bon voyage, and God speed, Sheila. I and many others are losing a wonderful neighbor and we will miss you.

Miss Trashahassee said...

Hope all goes smoothly for you -- moving is last on my list of things I enjoy.

Let us know how everything is going!

Miss T

Sheila said...

Thanks to all for the kind wishes. Son Scott and I are in temporary housing until graduation day on May 22. Then, we will head to our new home. It's almost as if I'm a visitor in my own town. More later.