Moving Cross Country

Daddy and I have been talking about selling the house and moving back east since we first met. Before he moved out here we had a plan of him moving out to get us settled and pull things together so we could do the long distance move as a couple. Here we are a few months past 2 years and the process has begun.

I’m thinking about dedicating a segment of my blog towards this huge part of my life. The plan right now is to put the house on the market in June, 2021. We’re working with an attorney to get a settlement agreement with my family to end the trust making my life so much less complicated.

A couple weeks ago we met with a couple different realtors at the advice of our lawyer. We’ve chosen one and are set to go when the time is right. In the meantime we have a lot of work to do!

Last week I made a To-Do List of all the things which need to get done for selling the house and actually moving cross country. We’re moving from California to New Hampshire… about as far away as possible while staying in the contiguous United States. lol

I don’t want to say that I’m a procrastinator, but to a degree I am. I’ve always worked best under pressure. I’ve gotten better at not waiting until the last minute, but some areas still linger. The opposite end of the spectrum is doing things way too far in advance. I’m trying to a timeline together for getting things done.

As with any move, the first step is deciding what to take and what to get rid of. This is the part I’m least looking forward to. It’s harder this time, as I don’t want to get rid of too much (like I did last time), but I don’t want to move everything due to the expense of shipping. Strive to find the perfect medium. 🙂

I think my first real task towards moving will be to spend a couple hours in my craft room sorting through random bags of yarn and all the other craft supplies I have. Mainstream things, organize and get rid of some of the stuff I don’t need. LOL I don’t have yarn to donate like I did before. In the years following my mom’s death I donated and gave away 7 huge black trash bags filled to the brim with yarn. (I think it was a 50/50 split of hers and mine.) I had quite the stash leftover afterwards. I don’t remember the last time I bought yarn!!!! On this very topic, I’ve been thinking for a while that it’s time to get rid of almost everything and start over. The struggle is real when it comes to actually doing this!!!

I’ve started some of the yard work I want to get done before we list the house. I pulled out all of the really ugly landscaping that was here when I bought the place over the summer. Getting things put back in has been on hold. Lack of motivation along with not being sure exactly what I’ve wanted to do. I pulled all the weeds a couple days ago and put down the black gardening cloth that prevents weeds. Ordering rocks is next on my list along with a couple of really nice plants that do well in pots.

Well, time to stop writing and talking about moving and actually get something done. lol A bit of time in the craft room is a great place to start.


9 thoughts on “Moving Cross Country

  1. Congratulations on your decision to move!!! You will no doubt have PLENTY to keep you busy in the coming months. I find To-Do lists incredibly helpful in these types of endeavors. I don’t know if you use Microsoft To-Do (app for the phone), but if you and Daddy both download it, you can both see the To-Do lists on both your phones (you sync the app). This also means you can both add to it, or check things off, and the other can see the changes. We’ve found it very helpful for Grocery lists, assigned tasks, etc. Hope this is helpful!

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  2. This sounds like an exciting new adventure and I’d definitely love to read about the process! I wish you nothing but the best of luck in this endeavor and I hope the move brings you lots of happiness!

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  3. i have finally caught up on this my reading and your exciting move. Best wishes. As a retired project manager one of my biggest moves was moving 600 folks from one building to another while maintaining 24/7 operations. So Nora’s advice is well heeded. A joint to do list and watching the steps get completed will be satisfying. Take it easy and remember along the way for self care for both of you which means find time to giggle. maybe even add giggle time to your to do list.

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