We appreciated the comments received on the last post about our moving preparations. All were moving (whoops, sorry about that pun). Grenville and I read and really appreciated all the wonderful comments about our home, The Frog & PenguINN, AND especially all the good wishes, positive thoughts and prayers — from many folks who have gone through (or may be considering) a move. Thanks, everyone for sharing your experiences.
Since we don’t know if folks revisit a post to read any replies to their comments, I decided to post our comments as well as links to others’ blogs in this separate post — ALL are special folks.
Karen (away for the weekend). Welcome back and you are SO right about the thought of moving being overwhelming. It is to us as well and we did it when we moved here from NJ. The difference was that we bought this house BEFORE selling the previous one and we spent 2 years going back and forth between the 2 homes to get projects done. This time we plan to sell the VA house without having another place to live, at least right away, thus we are putting things in storage and trying to be somewhat organized.
John (The AC is On). Since no one has (yet) come by with an offer, we DO have the time and after slacking off a good part of last year we are back in what we call our de-cluttter mode.
Pat (Pat’s Posts).When you moved from CA to MN you must have gotten lots of folks wondering why? We do too with our planned move from VA to NH. But then we like colder temps and snow. We DO try to pack in similar size containers/boxes and label them as well. We did the moving between NJ and VA from 2003-2005. It’s not the thought of moving that’s anxiety-producing, but the follow-thru. Rotting for St. Joseph to come through for us.
Mildred (Maple Lane). We know you have also been though a downsizing move and see how happy you and John are in your new location, so we are hoping for that same feeling. Yes, we do think the F&P is lovely and hope someone else feels the same way — preferably soon. Thanks for the prayers.
Christer (thecottagebythecranelaketwo). Glad you like the charm of our home as we do too. We also hope that the economy starts moving soon and we DO like your optimistic opinion that our home will sell fast when it does!
Claire MC King. Yup, we have heard lots of friends tell us success stories thanks to St. Joseph. Hope we get added to that list!
Tammy (Simple Southern Happiness). Knowing that we share similar positions now with hoping to move, we are also keeping your plans in our thoughts and perhaps good things will happen for both of us.
Sandra (MadSnapper). Yes, we do hope that there advance preparations will mean less craziness later, but Grenville would tell you that I am usually crazy so a little less would be nice.
Rebecca (Shenandoah Gateway Farm). Deciding what to keep or not is tough and we are sure we will wish we kept some of the donated items and vice versa.
Debby (cozy blanket). You are right that is is quite a job to list a home AND decide to move. We are now 10 hours each way from family in New England, so 90 minutes will seem like nothing in comparison. Also, the grandkids and their folks live in RI,, which is not where we would like to live as it’s too like NJ which we left behind. Thanks for the positive thoughts on selling soon. We remain hopeful.
Steve (Out on the prairie). We label all the containers, but are sure to find surprises packed in them and it will be like finding treasures!
JP (A Quiet Corner). Your are right in saying that unpacking will be like opening Christmas presents that we’ve given ourselves! As you did, right now we are using many items we will donate later; some will be packed later like the KitchenAid appliances. Thanks for the vote of confidence in St. Joseph too!
Grenville keeps saying, “The buyers are coming . . . the buyers are coming” whenever he sees a car traveling slowly down our street and in the past couple of weeks there have been several “lookers.”
Maybe one day soon his comment will become reality — we HOPE.