Monday, August 29, 2011

My House is Leased

I got the call today that my house is 99.9% leased.  All that's left is signing on the dotted line since they passed with flying colors all the hoops they had to jump through.  I realize that's pretty important but it sounds like a done deal according to my property manager.  I hope writing a post about it doesn't jinx the deal but I don't think so.  That means that I have a lot of work to do and I need to be out the end of September.  

I started the process today by scheduling a PODS to be delivered the middle of September.  I almost cancelled when I was quoted the price but I'm having enough trouble getting two vehicles down to Tucson.  If I decided to go with a Penske truck (I don't trust U-Haul for long distances) then I'd have three vehicles to get down there and that just won't work for one person.  

For those of you unfamiliar with's a container delivered to my house that I fill at my leisure and then they deliver it to wherever I want.  I know, I know, if I got rid of all my stuff then I wouldn't need a container. Since I'm unsure if I'm going to end up in a house or a larger RV, I want to take some stuff with me.  I've also had a terrible time trying to consign my furniture and I guess I'm just not willing to give it away.  The couch and loveseat I probably will donate, the rest I'm not too sure about.  My mantra "it's just stuff", I guess doesn't apply to everything.  

Tomorrow I'm going to box up the rest of the stuff that didn't sell at the moving sale and take it to Goodwill or Salvation Army all the while saying "it's just stuff" as I second guess whether or not it is just stuff.  Whew, that was a long drawn out sentence.  

I just received a call from the lady who showed my house for my property manager and the people interested in it want to come by tomorrow and take measurements.  Apparently it's ok for me to be here so I'm going to ask if they'd be interested in any of my furniture, particularly this monster...

It's a gorgeous buffet and takes up a whole wall.  It's five pieces and as you can see, has tons of storage, plus a mini-bar in the middle.  I really like it but I'm not too thrilled at attempting to take it apart and then moving it.  All of the furniture I'm talking about I inherited from my parents.  I suppose that might be part of the reason I'm not too crazy about giving it away.  

I'm just exhausted thinking about what I need to do, so I think I'll go rest.

Loving the sunshine,



  1. Jeana... I'm so happy for you that your house is leased. Another step towards a new life.

  2. Congratulations...hope all goes well. It's always hard to know what to do when it comes to "stuff". Seems like every time we have gotten rid of something, we need that specific item somewhere down the road. Would be nice if you didn't have to move that big "monster."

  3. congrats on the lease of your house! the fun will begin..good luck with the packing process!!

  4. That's great news! Congratulations! You're so close!


  5. Could you just leave it as part of the house? It almost looks built in. That way they could use it and it would still belong to you and you wouldn't have to pay storage for it. Just a thought.

  6. glad to hear your good news.

  7. OK Congrats! Now for the rest of the stuff. At least the pod will be delivered somewhere for you. I hate for you to still have to worry about getting 2 vehicles to Tucson.

  8. We never had to use a PODS for long distance, but we were very happy with their service.
    Congrats on the lease; wish we were doing as well. But that wont keep us from feeling happy for YOU! :-)

  9. Congratulations on leasing your house. Now the hard works begins!! Love the POD idea. Good luck!!