Monday, July 16, 2012

Temporarily Relocated

The house finally sold, the papers are signed, the keys handed over, the money wired and the checks cashed. It took a couple hours longer than it should have but it settled and I'm rid of it. I have moved in (sort of) to a new place. It's tough transition, and I'm not sure how long it will last but it's a roof and a shower. I'm exhausted, and just want to sleep. Zeus handled the two hour drive pretty well, his usual barf at the 25 minute mark, then fine the rest of the time. Now he has to learn a whole new home, and deal with the rather energetic little 9-month old kitten already living here. That hasn't gone so well so far, little kitty might be lunch if he doesn't back off. He'll learn the hard way I guess.

Internet here is via satellite so its always slow and about useless when it rains. I had tried to surf a little on Sunday but the slow internet made worse by rain meant that I couldn't go anywhere or do anything so I just closed the laptop and walked away.

I found a Chinese take-out which has on its menu one of my favorite dishes, and it's within easy walking distance. Now I need to go learn my new town and find all the basics like grocery stores and gas stations.

Sunday, July 8, 2012

The Final "Pack and Put into Storage" Day

If all goes well, tonight is the last night that I'll spend in my house. Barring more stupidity from Wells Fargo or some oversight by the Realtors, bankers or title company I should sign the papers and turn over the keys at roughly 9 AM tomorrow (Monday) morning, about 18 hours from the time I started composing this entry.

The attic is empty, as is the basement, and the 2nd floor has been emptied and cleaned. A couple more trips to the storage facility and the first floor will be completely empty as well, then it will be time for a final cleaning. I'm pretty sick of packing, storing and cleaning, since it's just me here I've had to do everything and believe me that is no fun at all. I'll be glad when it's over and done.

I'm not sure if I'll miss the house or not, but I tend to think that I won't. There are a couple things I'll miss, like the gardens I've worked on for years and their resultant photo opportunities and wildlife, my 2nd floor patio outside the master bedroom and the large kitchen with more storage space than you could ever need but aside from those few things I have no qualms about leaving.

I'm not really sure where I'm going from here, or when and how often I'll have any internet access, so don't be surprised if I vanish for a bit. See you when I see you...