Tag: Moving

JJ’s Apartment (And Hannah’s Bedroom)

The plan was that JJ would drive to the house to pick up a few more of his possessions, and I would go with him so I could see his new apartment. Depending on timing and how man trips JJ made, either he would…

Spring Fever

Last night I told EJ that if he would make sure the ducks and chickens had plenty of food and water when he shut them in the coop at night, I thought I could let them out in the mornings. EJ is always short…

The Day After

Sunday night I didn’t sleep well. I ended up driving downstate to finish loading our possessions and then closing on the house, and driving back, and helping to unload the uhaul trailer on only about 3 hours of sleep. This morning when EJ woke…

So long, Farewell, Auf Wiedersehen, Goodbye

We got up early this morning and began our drive to the old house downstate at 7 a.m. We stopped at the Cops & Donuts bakery in Clare to replenish our coffee and, of course, we had to buy donuts. We bought a dozen Bismarks and…

Cops & Donuts

We have been driving downstate every weekend to finish emptying the old house before we sell it. On the days we drive down, we usually get up at 5 a.m. drive for hours, work really hard at the old house, and then drive hours…

Night Showers

When I was a child, my family built a fire pit surrounded by an octagon-shaped cement “patio” that had the names of each member of my family on it. It was cool. One night in mid-August some of the neighbors were invited over for…

My Second Worst Drive Ever

Today was My Second Worst Drive Ever. Yesterday we had to get up early to pick up JJ’s car at the shop in Eureka. When we got back home, we had to drive downstate because we were meeting with a realtor at the old…

Taking Care of Business

This has been a week of taking care of business. It has given me a headache. Tuesday morning EJ contacted realtors downstate to sell our house. His sister , who was once a realtor, advised us to call three realtors and to reject the…

Shoes and Books

Last night when I took Danny outside for the last time before I went to bed, I heard the coyotes yipping. They make the weirdest, spine-chillingest sound. EJ has been searching on-line for a used 4-wheel drive vehicle. We have to find one before…

Miles To Go Before We Sleep

The woods are lovely, dark and deep. But I have promises to keep, And miles to go before I sleep, And miles to go before I sleep. ~ from Stopping By the Woods on a Snowy Evening by Robert Frost I can’t decided if…

Mailbox Run and Turkey Trot

This morning JJ, Danny and I walked down the long steep driveway to our new mail box. When JJ got his new smart phone from the cell phone store, I was given a mailing label and told that I had 14 days to return…

The Big Move

EJ didn’t have to work Friday so he and I drove down to our old house while JJ stayed at the new house to take care of the pets. As we drove away, we checked our mailbox and we had mail! It was the…

First Days in the Enchanted Forest

We just got Internet installed today! Yay! I’ve been writing each day about our first week in the Enchanted Forest and I can finally post it. Weekend, May 30-31 A week or so before we moved, I worked at hauling junk from the basement….

Rubic’s Cube and Tetris

This afternoon–as late as I possibly can to reduce Internet withdrawal–I will cancel our Internet service at our old house and we will be disconnected until we can get Internet service at our new house. Hopefully that will not be too long, but the…

The Best Laid Plans….

Ok, the Plan is that EJ goes to the closing on Friday after work, then he and JJ go to the new house afterwards to drop off the boxes of painting and cleaning supplies, sleeping bags, pots, clothes, and other items that we packed…

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