Archive | October, 2016

The Excitement and Bribes of Moving

12 Oct

My daughter and I are moving next week…yikes!!  Of course, I’m not ready, but will need to be soon! Now that it’s getting closer, we are both excited, and nervous.  I’m more anxious about the closing and the move.  She’s more worried about her room and switching schools next year.

When I first mentioned the townhouse, she was thrilled…until she found out she’d have to transfer schools.  It then became a defiant, “No way, Mom!”  That is, until the bribes started dribbling out of my mouth.

I told her she could decorate her room however she liked.  Purple and pink walls?  Great!  Posters of One Direction and Fifth Harmony everywhere?  Fantastic.  Then the list of wants appeared….new bedding, a desk, a nightstand, a beanbag chair, etc.  All I see are the credit cards crying with all of the requests.

However, if a few of these things make her feel better and more comfortable with the move, then I’m okay with it.  I went to three different elementary schools and never moved, they just kept switching boundaries.  I know how it is to be the new kid in school and being scared and nervous.

It’s just nice to be able to own again and not pay the sky-high rent and get nothing out of it but another big bill.  I will have a home where I can invest in our future, and that’s a very comforting and satisfying feeling.  🙂

Moving Madness

5 Oct

Two weeks from today I will be moving.  Am I excited?  Yes and no.  Am I ready?  Um, no.  I’ve made a good dent in the packing arena but still have a ways to go before the movers show up.

You think you’re making good progress, and then you open the drawers and closets.  I just moved a year ago, yet we have somehow managed to accumulate crap that I need to either pack or dump.  Of course, my daughter wants to keep everything, so this weekend when she’s gone some things may “disappear”.

I feel committed to the move now because I completed the change of address forms.  It’s official with the federal government (okay, the US Postal Service) that I am moving on.  I hope the underwriters understand the level of commitment I just made and will not throw any last minute hurdles in my way to the closing finish line!