Well, it's done. The big move. We moved out of the house we've lived in for the past 20 years. We moved into this house when Jordan was just 2 and this is the house that we brought Alyssa home to after she was born. This house hosted many birthdays, christmases, dinners with friends and general family fun times. While I have many fond memories of this house, I am looking forward to many more wonderful memories that my new place will hold.
The 2 months leading up to the actual move was very tiring. Even if I had a month to slowly pack things and get ready for moving day, the task was huge. Because I worked full time, I did not get home till 4:30 or later and on 2 days out of the 5 day work week, the evening involved driving Alyssa to and from dance. By the time I got home, it was past 8 PM, and by then I was just too tired to do much. I also had a lot of "stuff" acquired over 20 years that I had to get rid of. I donated a lot of items, sold some and gave some away free. The last 3 weeks leading to the move involved a lot of Craigslist action -- people coming to pick up items they bought, or items they were taking for free. That in itself was time consuming. A woman who came to take my craft table away for free showed up in a little car. She saw the picture of the table -- did she think the table would somehow magically transform into a mini version of itself so we could stuff it into her car? She came with no tools, nor the knowledge of how to work the tools I had.....so I had to disassemble the table for her so it could go in her car. The table that she was getting FOR FREE. She brought her huge dog, too so I'm thinking she has a small car that will barely fit this table once disassembled and she brought Cujo with her?? This dog also ran off and chased someone else's dog who happened to be walking by the house. So now, I'm in the garage taking this table apart while she's running up and down my street yelling her dog's name. Lovely. Then there was the guy who showed up to pick up our weight set. I'm talking a weight set that totalled about just over 100 KGS total when all the discs were added up. He showed up on foot with a backpack to carry the weights home in. On the bus. Trevor and I watched him pile all the weights into this backpack and kept saying...."you know, that's going to be very heavy. There's no way you will be able lift that and sling it onto your back.....let alone walk the few blocks to the bus stop." Yet he kept shoving the discs into his pack. Really?? This is not rocket science. He obviously was not going to be able to take all this home in a backpack. On the bus. Common sense, people! In the end we Trevor offered to drive him all the way back to his home for $20. I have to wonder sometimes about people and how their brains work. Or if their brains work.
In any case, IT'S DONE! I am out of the house and into my cute little condo. Which I love!! Here is a picture of the morning after the move.
There's still som unpacking that needs to be done. But it is slowly coming together. Next weekend we are putting the pictures up and then I will take more pics and post them! Stay tuned :)
Have a great week. (25 days till Christmas!)