Friday, September 16, 2011

I Can't Think of an Appropriate Title Tonight

I think either I'm brain dead or my energy just drained out of me.  Too much going on, but changes are a coming.  Among lots of other things I spent yesterday and today sanding and painting baseboards in my living and dining rooms.  Since I removed the carpeting, the fact that the baseboards hadn't been painted where the carpet had been stood out like a sore thumb.  Like the rest of the house it took two coats of paint, in addition to sanding them smooth, but I think I'm finished painting.  Hallelujah.  

I really appreciate all the comments on my last post...thanks.  Today I called another moving company that will pick up packed boxes to see what their rates are.  To them, what I have so far is considered a minimum move.  I can add 25 more medium boxes and the price stays the same.  Oh, the price...try $2,361.52 less than the other guys!!!!!!  They'll pick up my stuff and deliver it to Tucson and store it for a month.  It will cost less to ship my stuff than put it in storage for a year.  How cool is that.  They wanted a $100 deposit and the other guys wanted over $500.  When I called them today to cancel they offered me a discount to not cancel.  I told them that the issue was the size of container I'd have to use and it's just too big for what I have to move.  I should get my money back next week.  The movers are scheduled to come to my house October 7th.  That means I'm going to be a real RVr pretty soon and not just on paper, or post/blog, rather.  Scary and exciting.  

Long story short, I found a transporter for my SUV.   They'll come to my house to pick it up and hold it in Tucson if they should get there before I do. I get a 10% discount because I'm a senior.  There are certainly some perks to getting older.  

I had another load of merchandise to take to my new favorite place, Home2Home, yesterday.  I decided to turn on a different street to get there and found a new Habitat for Humanity store that opened recently.  The timing is perfect because I had some doors in my house I'd removed that I didn't know what to do with.  I also had a couple cans of paint I ended up not liking, so I took them there today.  

I had a couple items from Home Depot to return but I couldn't find the receipts.  It's a bit messy in my office as I'm sorting through stuff, but I decided to go and see what happened without the receipts.  I was thinking that maybe I'd get an in store credit.  I didn't know this, but because I used my debit card to purchase them a receipt wasn't necessary.  They just clicked on the bar code and I got a refund straight to my account.  

I think things are starting to fall into place and that's a good feeling.  Stay tuned for further updates.  

Missing the sunshine,



  1. I can't think of a comment! You are doing great.

  2. just stopping by to say HI!!..sounds like your plans are all falling into place!!

  3. It must be such a relief for you to start seeing the up side of this move again. I was concerned you might start thinking you were making a mistake. I am happy it is getting better.

  4. What great news today! It is all coming together!!