Friday, May 28, 2010

Working on the Logistics

I awoke this morning to a feeling of excitement.  This is something that hasn't happened much over the last few months.  The month of June will be filled with many tasks to complete to make the transition to our new home.  Part of Michael's job offer included professional movers to come pack and move our belongings.  We just don't know all of the details so we aren't counting our chickens before they hatch so to speak.  While Michael served in the military, we had professional movers come for several of our moves.  Let me just say it was glorious.  You do have to be prepared before they arrive.  For instance, I had a fresh pot of coffee in the kitchen.  I was still drinking it.  I even offered the movers some.  While I was in the bathroom, they packed the coffee pot, grounds and all!  They did pour out the coffee itself, but imagine my surprise to find the old grounds still there after the move!

I am starting to feel some adventure to the thought of a new place and a new home.  Some  of you have asked about our new home.  I truly have no idea.  At this point, the only thing we think we know is that we will most likely rent to get to know the area before we buy.  On the positive side, it is summer.  If we can't find something to rent quick enough, we can always pitch a tent in a campground until we can get our ducks in a row! 

Others have asked about the selling of our farm.  We haven't sold the farm as of yet.  However, our neighbor is very interested in purchasing it.  We don't know for sure, but we are pretty certain that he will buy it. 

We are looking forward to the time when all of these unanswered questions are finally figured out.  Until then, we are working to get things in order for the move.  Farm items are being disassembled and stored.  Closets are being cleaned out and purged.  I am even working on my attitude.  This whole move wasn't at the top of my "Want To" list.  None of us wanted to move.  However, the lack of a job outweighed our wants.  Having been without a paycheck for awhile, I think we are all willing to make the sacrifice of moving in order to have the necessary money to live life. 

grace and peace,
julie

3 comments:

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Carmen C. said...

I'm glad you're feeling more settled with it all, and having movers will be a big plus! I know they say "money can't buy happiness" but it sure makes the whole process of living easier:)

Paige said...

The campground idea is certainly an option! I'm sure that my mom has told you about our camping experience when we first got to Ohio. And when Dan and I moved to Maine, we were going to just camp until we found an apartment (unfortunately, we spent 4 or 5 days in a Motel 8 as they don't let non-RV's camp in any campground within 50 miles of Portland, haha.) Best of luck! Moving is never fun, but if you get professional movers, that would be heavenly! Dan and I JUST moved ourselves and were complaining the whole way. I can't imagine moving an entire family and a big house!