Monday, June 15, 2009

Moving on Out

I began writing this post on May 24 and just haven't gotten through it because of packing. Now, it's all done and it seems appropriate to finish.

Tonight is the last night in our house. Sixteen years of being in one location ends tomorrow. The closing date for the DC house is June 18 and the moving trucks arrive in the morning. When I get home tonight, the only left to go into boxes is the toaster and coffee maker. We've raided Home Depot every couple of days for wardrobe boxes and paper to wrap glassware. The house echos since there are no pictures anywhere and all that dominates each room is stacks of cardboard containers.

We will be closing on the Virginia house June 29. Unfortunately, I'll be in Boston so poor Larry will have to sign the documentation for both of us. I return July 1 and we are hoping to schedule the moving crew for July 2. With luck, that should be our first night in our new home.

Between now and then, Larry & I will be bunking down at the Residence Inn. We swung by a few weeks ago to see just how big of a room we will get. Umm, holy crap. You have to really love one another to be in this close of space for three weeks. This could be it's own reality show to see gets executed first. The good part is breakfast and light dinners are served there nightly. The bad new is, no hot tub.

Life never stops providing adventures. However, I'm going to really enjoy daily maid service for a few weeks.


Blogger Mrs. Chili said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!! I'm really excited for you both!

I'm excited for ME, too; you're going to be in BOSTON?! Can I see you? Would you like to stay here? Email me privately - or call - and let's talk!

Love to you both!


4:09 PM  
Blogger Bacchus said...

Congratulations! How exciting to start this new adventure. You'll love the hotel living. We had about 3 months between houses, we ended up with a tiny one bedroom apartment for all three of us.

Safe travels!

12:18 AM  
Blogger Papa Bradstein said...

If you tire of the small space, we'll trade with you. Trust me when I say that 3B would have the maids earning their tips.

And of course, congratulations! Welcome to Dixie!

9:00 PM  
Blogger SCUBA GIRL said...

Steve, I found you through Chili's blog....I've read her for months on end and find her fascinating, though I've never left her a comment. I have to say, you have a very funny, light-hearted and sometimes downright hysterical way about you! You need to write a book. Seriously!

9:11 PM  

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