37 More Days

How time flies when you’re having fun.  Seems like just yesterday I had 50 days left before the move.  Oh . . wait!  That was yesterday.  Today I had a long talk with my relocation consultant.  I thought July 8 was the magic day and I had to stay 30 days after July 8 but I can actually leave on July 8.  That’s the story for today anyway.  Tomorrow they may tell me I have to stay 30 days after July 8.  That’s kinda how things have happened with this move.

We called United and we’re on the calendar for packing on July 25 and 26, loading on July 27 and 28 and arriving in Texas some time the first week in August.

That brings us to another issue.  Where will they unload my stuff?  That’s a very good question.  They can store it for up to 60 days, then pick it up and bring it somewhere.  Surely by then we’ll have found a place.  Putting my fabric, longarm, mattresses, etc. in storage is not what I want to do so hopefully we’ll find a place or . . maybe I will just stay here til August 8.  Actually, I guess it’s only about 2 weeks difference between July 28 and August 8 but 2 weeks is probably three grass cuttings!

No matter . . 37 days sounds better than 50 days.

Tomorrow morning is our “major component” inspection — roof, plumbing, who knows what all — I’ll be so glad when it’s over.  We’ll be completely done with inspections, appraisals, etc. once the inspector leaves tomorrow.  I’m sure he’ll find some things to fix — they always do but at least that part of this adventure is winding to an end.


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    Connie says

    Judy, are you doing all these inspections in advance of a sale or do you have an offer? My internet has been down off and on for a month so I may have missed something. I know you will be happy to see the backside of the inspectors in any case 🙂

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    Judi says

    Will the relocation people buy your house if it doesn’t sell before you leave? That would be hard to have two mortgages.

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    Patty says

    This is our second season for hiring a man to mow our lawn. I don’t mind mowing sometimes but not when it is this hot. He does it for $30 and uses his mower and his gas. We have quite a large yard too.

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    I have never dealt with a relocation company, but I hope that someone else will be completely responsible for the house. We are having an Auction to sell our house July 30 with 30 days for closing and we don’t have a house to go to either. We may both be homeless quilters-designers. I guess we will be doing lots of work with EQ on our laptops.

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    seems Chad being ‘man’ of the house now could be doing the yard. Or hire it done . Hubby had surgery this spring and we resorted to hiring the mowing, trimming, and blow the sidewalks off , I actually like it! the guy is promt and it looks good all week!