Moving – AGAIN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

It’s been a wonderful year living in this huge house!!!

New home

As you may remember, 18 months ago we moved from Oregon to Texas, lock – stock – and barrel!!! The move was so that we could live near our son, daughter-in-law and three little and growing grandchildren. We desperately wanted to be a part of their every-day lives, more than part-time grandparents, and being in Oregon made that impossible!

So, we boxed and loaded everything up, and headed on down.

We decided to live in our 5th wheel for a time until we figured out where we wanted to live. That got old after about 6 months, so we rented a beautiful nearly-new home in a very nice subdivision. We moved in, I unpacked EVERYTHING as if it was our forever home, and enjoyed the home immensely!

Unfortunately, the year is up, and instead of staying the home we are heading back into the 5th wheel. This time we’ll be on the road a lot, traveling around the states and staying in California and Oregon for extended visits, so it won’t be as difficult – I hope:)

Grand Junction

It’s 38 feet long, which sounds big, but when you’re trying to put your sewing room and myriad sewing projects in it, it gets a little crowded!  🙂

This time it’s more difficult – I’m ready to settle down in my own home. I want to decorate, and paint, and do some DIY projects I’ve found on Pinterest!  But, the packing has to get done!  I’ve gotten pretty good at getting rid of a lot of ‘unnecessary’ things – but there still seems to be an awful lot of stuff! Wish me luck – in 4 weeks we’ll be moved out so I better get on it

Do you have some moves under your belt? What do you do to make them less stressful (short of hiring movers to do all the packing and moving)? (or is that just plain impossible?)

Oh, and by the way, Happy Valentines Day to all of you!!! I hope you have a wonderful day!

Linda

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5 thoughts on “Moving – AGAIN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  1. Linda,
    While I don’t envy your move, I do think having that 5th wheel must be really nice!
    When you’re in the area, give us a call. We’d love to invite you and your husband over for dinner! We moved last summer into newly built house. It’s a brightly lit (ala natural) 1 bedroom cottage on Silver Creek in Silverton (in town) with many windows, skylights, and forced heating and air, marble-kitchen counters, hardwood floors, track-lighting in all the main areas of the house, incredible appliances, a covered deck off the kitchen, and many other amenities–in about an 800 sq ft package (includes a loft). It’s amazing what we were able to get into this house comfortably. It really looks like one of those fancy, space-saving houses shown in Sunset Magazine (on a much smaller scale). Our landlords are friends of ours. We moved here because we wanted to downsize (from a 1600 sq ft 3 bedroom, two-story house with a garage). I will never go back to BIG again. This is so much better for us! Have a safe journey and successful move! I’ll send you a pivate message with my phone number.

    Joanna

    • Hi Joanna – thank you for the invitation! I’ll be in touch – I’d love to see your new home! I was born in Silverton, and lived there for years – we talked about moving back there at one point and instead moved far away 🙂

  2. We moved from the mid-west to the metro area on the East Coast – loved where we are at now, but am ready to move out of the rented townhome into more space. Hopefully, in a couple of years. Good luck with the move.

    • Thank you for your best wishes! Moves are so hard to begin with, but when you rent you know it’s temporary and you’ll have to do it again! Hope your future move goes smoothly.

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