Thursday, September 15, 2011

30 and Counting

The countdown has begun.  Although we do not know the official closing date on our new home in Connecticut, we are were told "on or before the 15th of October". 
And so, let the countdown begin.


Knowing that I have four weeks...a mere thirty days...left here in the Hollow should make me sad.  However, much to my surprise, I'm not.  And since I sometimes over analyze things, I've been wondering why.  After a few Margaritas, the Prez and my friend's here tell me it's because I'm already there.


Well, wherever I am, I am very pleased.  All my close friends here have commented on it.  Many of you out there in bloggerville have remarked on it as well.  But enough about me, lets talk about packing.

I've always been a goal oriented person and unfortunately I am also an over achiever.  Sometimes that can be a bad thing.  However, when it comes to moving, it isn't.

So way back when, I set a goal of two boxes a day and I've been doing some packing.  Of course, that was after I washed everything in the linen closets so I could use the towels to pack anything breakable.  Dishes and casseroles put through the dishwasher...load after load...because I do not want to wash anything before I put it away.

I will admit that seeing the empty cupboards, closets and shelves is a very good feeling.  And surprisingly, I'm doing okay with picking and choosing what I want to take, as opposed to what I have to take, if you know what I mean.

It not only gives me that sense of accomplishment, but is also allowing me to be me. 


Note the taped drawers on the cabinet here in the bathroom? 
  There's stuff inside, packed snugly and securely.





My almost empty pie safe will have a different use in Connecticut.  I'm hoping to place it in a small alcove, using it for storage.

My Kitchen-Aid mixer lived in this cupboard for eight years while the every day dishes hung out here in the dual access cupboard in the kitchen.




Yes, we're heading home.

17 comments:

mybabyjohn/Delores said...

As the pile of bocxes grows so too does the excitement. By moving day you will be bursting at the seams.

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

You have been busy! I tried to call you yesterday, but I guess you were out. Will try to get ahold of you today re: our trip.

Also, do you think your deer would like a batch of persimmon jelly? LOL

SharleneT said...

That's always happened to me, too. I think, once you've decided to move, the subconscious has already begun to focus on the new location to help us make the change. Not so, when it's not our choice. I hate that you're leaving the Hollow but it's best in the long run. You have overwhelmed me with your packing organization and ability! Phew! My hat is off to you. Come visit when you can.

SharleneT said...

That's always happened to me, too. I think, once you've decided to move, the subconscious has already begun to focus on the new location to help us make the change. Not so, when it's not our choice. I hate that you're leaving the Hollow but it's best in the long run. You have overwhelmed me with your packing organization and ability! Phew! My hat is off to you. Come visit when you can.

SharleneT said...

That's always happened to me, too. I think, once you've decided to move, the subconscious has already begun to focus on the new location to help us make the change. Not so, when it's not our choice. I hate that you're leaving the Hollow but it's best in the long run. You have overwhelmed me with your packing organization and ability! Phew! My hat is off to you. Come visit when you can.

Louise said...

You certainly have the right attitude, and you have made remarkable progress. I envy your preparedness, being very much a last minute kind of woman, myself. It will be so much fun reading all of your settling in, and discovering posts, once you are in your new home.

Tricia said...

I haven't followed your blog very long at all and was surprised to read that you would be moving, because I thought you'd just moved into that home built in the 1800's. =0 Looks like a beautiful & interesting home, esp being built so long ago...

Be careful & safe moving =)

Sandra said...

i have never been sad to leave a home and go to another. but if i lived in your log cabin i might be sad. you are doing what i do, plan ahead and have most of it done early. glad you are happy with your move

TexWisGirl said...

you ARE already there. :)

My Kid's Mom said...

I love the log cabin but I'm sure your new home will be lovely also.

AudreyO said...

We have moved so many times. We've been in our current house for 2 years now and it feels good :) I can pack a house in under a week. Unpacking is a bit slower. Good luck with your move.

Chatty Crone said...

What a wonderful attitude!!! sandie

Lola X said...

Such a great post! Love visiting your blog!

Lola x
http://lola-x.blogspot.com

Jill said...

You are already there! An exciting new adventure to look forward to. Fresh and new.

Beatrice P. Boyd said...

JP, the packing may be easier because of the anticipation of unpacking in your soon to-be new home. And it's a great way to get rid of things you don't want to pack/unpack. Looks like you are making fast progress.

Angela said...

You are there girl! It won't be much longer! Looks like you have a good handle on getting everything all packed up.

laura k@forestwalkart said...

yay! countdown time...it's kinda fun...going through all your STUFF...picking and choosing...planning...it's exciting...what to take...what will go where...as the boxes pile up, so will the excitement i think!!
(has your hollow house sold??!! i'm a little behind...)

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