Monday, April 25, 2011


Today is the final walk-thru for our buyer. I'm nervous.

I've consumed enough coffee to fill an ocean. But just a small ocean. Like the Mediterranean Sea.

My original plan to make a tidy to-do list detailing my packing strategy has disappeared into a haphazard attempt to just GET IT DONE. I am labeling my boxes well, so that's nice. However, the fact that half of our kitchen is packed while the other half remains not-packed is not so nice, leaving me with a bit of a nervous twitch.

I need some completion.

Which can't exactly happen when the final walk-thru lands right in the middle of our packing mess, which means I have to clean even though the house is not completely packed, which, for some reason, feels like a bit of a lateral move. I don't want to clean until the house is ready to move, not when the house is half-ready to move. So I will tidy up our moving mess, scrubbing our floors to gleaming and tying on a big bow to give one last please-still-want-to-buy-me appeal to our buyer before we jump back into the chaos of packing. All with my two little ducklings in tow, unknowingly undoing everything I do, emptying my boxes as I pack them. Which is why everything takes doubly long as it should, which is why I am very thankful that I stay home and have the time to redo all of their undoing.

And now it feels like we're down to the wire. We will officially move out in four days and close in five. I will turn twenty-eight as we receive the keys to our new home. My mind is swimming with what needs to be accomplished in this itty-bitty span of time, making me dizzy.

I think it's time to make a list.

And grab another cup of coffee.

Have a lovely day.


  1. You can do this!!! Only a few more days of waiting/packing, and then it will be time for PAINTING and UNpacking and decorating...and setting up your new HOME. Can't wait!!

  2. If and when we move again it will have to be in the summer. Or we will have to sell our house after I'm done. I cannot imagine trying to pack with my son "helping" me out. I'd never finish. I feel your pain.

  3. Oh man, the whole "cleaning before you're done packing" situation would make me batty too! Perhaps it will make the rest of the packing a bit more pleasant in a clean house? Maybe? :) Can't wait to see your new place, and as Erin said, just think...the real fun is just around the corner!

  4. I'm so excited for you guys! Can't wait to see pictures and hear all about you making it yours! In the mean time, breathe! And drink more coffee!