Moving Day!!

I bet you never thought you would see the title of a blog post that says moving day and it would be my blog did you??  For awhile I sure didn’t think it would happen.

Are we ready to move?  Yes.  We are ready to move.  Is the house ready?  No not really.  We’re moving anyway.  Other people have heard us say that and lament that we’ll be wish we’d have gotten the whole thing completed before moving but we don’t feel that way.  We know that most of the work left with the house is work that we’ll be doing ourselves.  We just want to live there and do it as time allows.

Hubby wants to go back to working regular days.  I want to cook again.  I don’t care if the kitchen doesn’t have trim.  It has counter and cupboards and we’re just fine with that.  We are sick of two heating bills and two electric bills.  Ruby is sick of spending her days in the kennel.  She wants us back.

Trust me, we’ve lived in WAY-WAY worse and remodeled our way through while living there.  We once moved into a house with no kitchen.  We lived there from April through August with no kitchen…at the time we had three kids under six and I was pregnant with the fourth kid.  With no kitchen sink I had to carry dishes upstairs and do them in big tubs that I put in the bathtub.  It wasn’t fun.

Comparatively, this will be a breeze.

The kids have rallied and will be coming home to help with the move.  That means the world to me-they really are a great bunch of kids.  Karl has to work but he was home earlier this week and spent the day helping me move a lot of things.

So if you don’t hear from me for a bit don’t worry.  We don’t get internet hooked up until next week.  I have my phone and will try to monitor things from there…or Kelli will just handle things.

That’s it from me..I have to go pack some more boxes….I want as much packed as possible by the time my help comes.

41 thoughts on “Moving Day!!”

  1. I know how you feel. Been there, done that too. Being retired military, all you want is the move back to normalcy. Enjoy what you have work so hard for.

  2. Congratulations Jo! It has been fun watching this all come together for you! Snap a few pictures for us as time permits and you get more settled in. Especially of that new sewing room!

  3. I am over the moon for you, Jo! I know how long you’ve waited for this day and how hard you have all worked to make it happen! I’ve so enjoyed your journey – thank you for sharing it with us.

  4. And, living in Iowa myself, you are so fortunate to have a fairly nice day in January to move. The weather is cooperating with you! Congratulations! I, too, have enjoyed your journey.

  5. wow! I can’t believe you are moving in already! I hope all goes smoothly and I can’t wait to see pictures of you in your new home. I will have withdrawals from your blog until you get back-yours is the first I read each morning!

  6. Happy Day for you. Hope it goes smoothly! We moved into our house before done, some doors and lights missing along with no trim or crown molding.Painted a few rooms after we moved. Only wish we had lets the wood floors cure a few more days. Looking forward to seeing some pictures.

  7. Jillian-Michelle

    I so agree that living in transition with two places is much worse than being in a place not totally finished. Am excited for you. Wishing you lots of energy, good weather, and many family laughs and hugs.

  8. Good luck with the move Jo! So glad that your kids are coming to help you. I agree with you! I would hate living and paying for two home. Be careful and don’t hurt yourself!

  9. Congratulations on your forthcoming move – at last it’s almost here – all the best to you and your family :)

  10. I know you all are so happy! You have most of the big stuff done and all the little things can be worked in between. Anyone who can move into a house without a kitchen, with children, and can make it work has my admiration and respect. Jo, you and your family are survivors!

    Take care.

  11. Congrats, Jo- I’m so happy that the next part of your life is beginning :)

    Even if things aren’t completely finished, you’ll still be making new house and family memories with a “it’s not the destination, it’s the journey” state of mind.

    All of you take care during the move- looking forward to pictures afterwards!

    Hugs, Jo :)

  12. Oh Jo I’m so excited for you . Moving day! I have been spending the last 10 days feeling just miserable. Hubby and I know we really need to down size our lives , Our house.
    .my spending . I was working on my Bonnie Hunter mystery quilt but I’d promised the husband I work clear out the ” alternative sewing space” to get one area cleaned and organized to show this house. I realized after the snowball started rolling down the we are sell our house hill just what downsizing was going to mean to me. We don’t have a lead on a house we both would like ,could afford and fit everything I want to keep. I’m so sad about this move. I look forward to sharing your excitement and joy. I believe some will come my way!

  13. Hope everything goes smoothly and all of you can hopefully have a day of rest and relaxation soon! You all have worked so hard trying to get the house ready. I enjoy all your posts and especially look forward to your quilt projects and recipes. I admire your spunk!!

  14. I’ll pray you have great weather and lots of helping hands to carry boxes!! All your hard work is coming to fruition and you and family can start making tons of new memories. I can’t imagine your joy spreading out in your new sewing studio – you can turn some old tunes on the radio and do the Happy Dance!

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