After what feels (at times) like an interminable process of paperwork, and waiting, and paperwork, and waiting, and surprise inspection, and waiting – it’s finally time: The Move is Upon Us!
Two Moves… actually.
Technically, we don’t own the homestead yet – that happens next week. All the paperwork is done, the financials are approved, our house sale is ready to go, both our mortgage and the people buying our house are “Clear to Close”. Still – we have to get to the closing date and the buyer of our suburban house just wasn’t able to go earlier.
This creates a conundrum: if this house sells a few hours before we technically own that house – how do we move our stuff?
Well – we end up actually having to do two (and a half?) moves. We were able to work with the (former) owners of the new place to take possession of the barn and the garage early, with the agreement that we would not yet move our stuff into the house itself until after we formally own it. This sets the stage for a place to move our stuff into, and safely store it when we dont yet own the new place.
Tomorrow, the first move is about 90% or more of our things out of the current house. We also have a 10×20 storage unit that we have been stashing things into for weeks in order to make staging possible and get some of the early packing done without tripping over boxes every five and a half seconds. That, too, gets moved tomorrow.
Wednesday night, we take the kids and start crashing in a hotel. Which sets the stage for all day Thursday to get every last bit of this, that, and the other thing which is left out of the house and moved up to the new homestead!
The Amazing Community of a Church
A church isnt a building or a professional set of staff, or children’s ministry – those are things that sometimes happen in a church – but the church is a local collection of believers in Christ, learning together, and under submission to elders raised up for our good. Our church community has been amazing, and tomorrow, we have a veritable posse of guys who have volunteered at least half their day tomorrow.
I mean it. I think 9 qualifies as a posse. Or maybe it would if you put them on horseback.
Anyway, thats amazing, and its making it possible so that thursday, I can take on the burden of whats left almost single-handedly. The only final things that I cant move myself will be a quick and easy few things for friends to help with.
As you may recently recall, inspection of the new house had unexpected results. Over the last few days, we have really seen the resolution come together, and as of today, pretty much everything is knocked off the list, with things like radon testing confirming that we are in good shape to move into the new house. For both Lauren and I, there were a few tense days where we really were not sure if this whole thing was going to go sideways.
Shortly, we start our new adventure, and have a pseudo-tractor, barn, and a list of first year projects waiting for us. But first, the move is upon us.