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Moving Phase 2

“You’re off to Great Places!
Today is your day!
Your mountain is waiting,
So… get on your way!”
― Dr. Seuss, Oh, The Places You’ll Go!

I always read Oh, The Places You’ll Go! by Dr Seuss to my students at the end of the school year to remind them of the wonderful things ahead.  Now that we are finally moving into our new home, I feel like my hubby and I are at one of those crossroads in our life.  And, maybe  someone should read the book to me.  

It’s Finally Time!

It’s been a long time coming; but it’s finally time to start the move into our new home.  We began this journey over a year ago when we decided to move closer to our kids and grandsons.  You can read about our decision to move in this post Living in My Dreams.  You can follow our building journey by clicking on Let’s Build a House and scrolling down the page.  (The oldest blog posts are at the very bottom of the category page.)


Our old house sold much quicker than expected; so we had to make adjustments to our plans.  We moved almost everything into storage and have been staying with our son.  A five month delay due to weather really drew out our house  building process.  He’s been very gracious; but I’m sure that he is ready to have his home back.  We did enjoy the extra time with the grandsons, though.

You can read about my posts about our move from the old house in Moving Phase 1, House for Sale — Only Slightly Used, and  Sold Maybe.

Moving Phase 2

We have already started the moving process.  Almost everything we own was in storage for almost a year.  It will be like an extra Christmas this year as we go through all the “stuff” we forgot we owned.  Of course, it will also be a good time to weed out some more of that “stuff”.  We’ve moved the furniture into the house, but all the boxes are in the garage.  Of course, we have tons of boxes to empty  and what seems like millions of items to put up.

I’m not sure what the label on this box means.  I must have
getting really tired of packing.

One of the first things I did was unpack our new Christmas tree.  I said that it was because I wanted to make sure all the lights worked; but it was also because I wanted to see the lights reflected in the windows.

Because we sold some of our furniture before we moved; I was able to buy new family room sofas and chairs.  Those are in the house already and make me feel like I’ve made some process.  I’m doing my best to keep the moving clutter out of the family room.  Here’s a photo of our new chairs in one corner of our family room.

Luckily, some of our paintings and this Santa window were stored in a closet at my son’s.  My hubby took a minute out of unpacking to hang the Santa window on the fireplace.  It immediately made me feel like it really was our home.  I found a few decorations for the mantle; but may change them once everything’s unpacked.


The fireplace is one of my favorite things.  You just flip  a switch and there is fire.  It’s really warm, too.

I guess it’s time to get back to unpacking more boxes.

Look for my “Moving Final Phase” post next week.  Hopefully, I’ll be able to post photos of some finished rooms.

Have you recently moved?  What’s one of your favorite things in your new house or apartment?  What do you miss the most about your old place?


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