The end is in sight!
It had better be! Cleaning happens Tuesday— because the soon-to-be owners of our old house do their final walk-through Wednesday. Closing is on Thursday. And Friday our new adventure officially begins.
But oh, the things I’m learning (or remembering) while preparing to move . . .
In no particular order:
- I’ve got the best husband in the world—and we make a great team.
- I’m not getting any younger, and this move is creating aches in places I didn’t know I had places!
- If you wait long enough to file important papers, you can just shred them instead.
- It feels good to pass things along to people who can actually use them.
- It’s nice to sell a few things, too. But Craigslist doesn’t work very well where I live.
- I don’t need most of what I have.
- We often don’t know what challenges our neighbors face.
- Houses are dirty.
- Murphy’s Law is real. The battery will die in the wi-fi doorbell. Light bulbs will burn out all over the house. Power steering will go out when you need both vehicles to stay on schedule. The U-Haul store will run out of packing paper.
- Home Advisor is a great resource! (And no, I don’t get anything for saying that.)
- Christmas decorations are addicting. And I would give anything for time to make a wreath!
- It’s possible to be “almost finished packing” for an entire day!
- It feels like a luxury to know I don’t have to UNpack everything anytime soon. But when I do, it will be like meeting old friends!
- People are more important than schedules. Slow down even in the midst of the “busy”. It will be worth it.
- Once we build and move into our new house, we’re going to settle in. The next move will be to a nursing home—and the daughters can do the packing! Renaissance and I made a pact, so it must be true.