Moving Week and a Snow Day!

Anyone who has ever rented, particularly in a college town or big city, knows the joyous experience that is moving day. Moving everything you own from one tiny, dirty place to another tiny, dirty place on what is usually a very-hot-and-sometimes-also-raining day. Not so for us this time around, folks! We had the luxury of taking as long as we wanted to move all of our stuff in the middle of the winter. And not to brag, but we also have a driveway AND garage in the alley. So we got to park our cars and van right where we wanted to instead of doing the whole “circle the block three times hoping a spot somewhere near your door opens up, then when it doesn’t,  park in front of the laundromat with your 4-ways on until a police officer on a bicycle shows up and threatens to ruin your day” thing. We also now live in a house instead of on the top of a 3-floor flat with a treacherous winding staircase. Thus, it is pretty obvious that although my legs are still covered in bruises, our most recent move was the best one yet.

I took one carload of stuff to the house each day and one trip with mom and her awesome minivan. Things were done at a reasonable pace and boxes were unpacked before the next load was brought over. Everything was peachy. And as promised, here are some pics of the new place:

Little Mom doing the shelf paper

Little Mom doing the shelf paper

Living room during the moving/unpacking process

Living room during the moving/unpacking process

Celebratory champagne. Courtesy of Sg2 from my promotion :)

Celebratory champagne. Courtesy of Sg2 from my promotion

Dan installing new locks on the front door. What a handyman.

Dan installing new locks on the front door. What a handyman.

Today/last night we had a nice snowfall and I got to shovel out the house. Here is our winter wonderland and my handiwork.

Shoveled driveway - where to put the snow? The yard, of course!

Shoveled driveway – where to put the snow? The yard, of course!

Finally, as of right now, the place is without internet and will be for the next week-ish, so updates might be a bit slow, but rest assured that they will happen!

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Closing Day

Closing day. You don’t have to go home because your new home is here (sung in my head to tune of Closing Time by Semisonic).

Yes, that is what went through my head all day on Monday, when we closed on our new house!!!

We had a few hiccups with work that was supposed to be done by the contractor before we closed, but everything got sorted out. The whole thing was very surreal.

Monday night my dad and I went to pick up a free couch, which meant he and I carrying a sleeper sofa out the basement door and up a snowy hill in the yard of a stranger. Everyone was really impressed with my amazing strength, but I woke up Tuesday morning feeling like I had been worked over with a baseball bat. So. Anyways. We got the couch and then mom, dad and I drove it to the new house, where Dan was waiting, since it is so close to his office!

We got it moved in and looks great. We showed Dad the place and had a few beers. All in all, a pretty nice evening.

Yesterday, Mom and I went over in the afternoon and I made her cover all of the shelves in the kitchen cabinets with shelf paper, because I knew neither Dan nor I had the required coordination or patience for the task. Today will be me doing another carload. The big move with the van will be on Saturday.  And as of Sunday, we will be officially moved in (we hope)!

Stay tuned for photos and updates!