busy, busy and more busy… (did I mention we’ve been busy?)

I haven’t written in a while b/c this moving business is kicking my butt, like seriously kicking my butt.  Emotionally, physically, mentally – is there anything I am forgetting?  Oh – wait – intellectually – yes, really.  Figuring out what’s going where and to who and how is it getting there, what’s being sold and for how much and what is just going to Salvation Army – OMG!  Bill and I are bickering, which I HATE.  We are both tired and can’t wait for this phase to be done and over with.  UGH!  I’ve had friends tell me the last week or two before they closed on their house was the worst ever of their marriage.  I can’t say it’s been that bad (yet anyway) but wow- emotions are running high!

The good news is we are moved into our new home on wheels!  We moved the pets and the bed there this past Saturday, so that’s it, no more sleeping at the house, although I am coming back everyday to deal with what’s left here.  One more run to the container ought to do it, at least I REALLY hope so!  I also am picking up the mail.

Cocoa resting comfortably on my new rug
Cocoa resting comfortably on my new rug
Callie making herself at home on the bed
Callie making herself at home on the bed
Raskal happy to be sitting in Bill's chair
Raskal happy to be sitting in Bill’s chair

The container is filling up more than I thought it would – guess I was expecting more purging, less packing.  What is it they say about the best laid plans?

see what I mean?
see what I mean?

There has been some break from the craziness, just short ones.  Friends from KY were visiting the shore area and I went and spent part of the day with them in Point Pleasant on the boardwalk, after delivering some items to the container.

was a gorgeous day!
was a gorgeous day!

Bill and I also stopped at friends of ours for a picnic this past Sunday, after delivering a load of stuff to the container.  It was nice to sit and relax and enjoy the company of friends and family!

Are you seeing a pattern here at all?  Everything revolving around taking stuff to the container? Who knew we had so much stuff?  I had no idea!

We are both very much looking forward to this coming up weekend.  We are going to a campground in East Stroudsburg, PA and meeting up with 3 other couples we met at the rally in TN this past April.  It is going to be so nice to get away and relax and enjoy each others company, which will include pot luck dining and plenty of wine and other spirits!  Let’s get this party started!

What we are really hoping/waiting for more than anything is the official mortgage commitment from our buyers and their lender.  That is supposed to happen by tomorrow per their updated contract dates.  Bill will be giving his employers “the news” after that is official.  YAY!  That will be a HUGE hurdle to have overcome!  It would be great to have him give notice right before we go away for a 4 day weekend, don’t you think?  I do!

That’s all I have today folks – got to get some stuff into the car and then off to the grocery store!   Hopefully it won’t take me so long to get in an update next time!