Friday, January 27, 2012

Stars Aligning Nicely

If all goes well, we should have the finishing touches on our home loan done today.

That leaves us only three weeks – yikes! only two weekends – away from moving into our new house in Ammon. And though we’ve been packing furiously for the last little while, I’m beginning to think we’ll never get all of our stuff out of this house and into the new one.

Partially because I still have some repairs I have to finish on our Sugar City house before we can leave. There’s not much – putting a little bit of roof tar on and fixing the strike plate on the door; things from our inspection – and fixing three loose tiles in the kitchen. And I’ve got to seal the kitchen floor. It’s just that we’ve got an awful lot of stuff to haul away, including about half a winter’s worth of firewood. That will NOT be fun. We may end up stacking it neatly in the alley behind the Smiths’ garage so we can come get it after the rest of our stuff is moved. And we may end up hauling some stuff to the Harrisons so we’re not behind on getting things done. That all depends on how much we can get hauled out of the place this weekend. Plus all the food storage in the pantry. HELP! Feeling overwhelmed.

So, the goal this weekend is to continue hauling out as many boxes as we can, plus as much furniture as we can. That’s going to include every stick of furniture in the living room but the piano, a few desks and beds and probably a load of bicycles and other crud from the shed. That’s just this weekend. I’d like to see if we can’t do two loads Friday – maybe three, if the kids’ll let us do one after school – and another three on Saturday, with a follow-up load on Sunday. That’s in addition to giving me time to get the needed repairs done this weekend as well so we’re not stressed about them next weekend.

Ugh. I don’t know if that’s going to happen. I may have to take a day or two off work in order to get everything done.

Some good news, for us at least: The house we bought is starting to look like more and more of a bargain than what we were counting on. Michelle found out this week through our agent that the folks we’re buying it from have to bring $11,000 to the close since the amount of money they’re getting for the house won’t cover what they owe on it. That’s a stinker for them, of course.

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