Monday, October 19, 2009
Husband and I are keenly aware that we are running out of time on packing for the first moving van. I have court three days this week but am off on Friday. I think we will be ready.
We'll have to be.
It is becoming real. Today, I arranged to shut off my business phone at the end of the week. I ordered an Iphone with an Oklahoma number. I'll arrange to close down my post office box, tomorrow. I plan to close down my business banking accounts later this week. I'll notify the state that I am turning in my law license right after the last hearing in a couple of weeks. We tried to set up our telephone, cable and internet in Oklahoma City but can't for another couple of weeks. We've made arrangements to pay someone to help load the moving van. I'm researching insurance plans (we are moving during the "open period" which is convenient) and gathering names of physicians in the Oklahoma City area. We need to dismantle the beds.
We have someone working on the barn because it has been leaking.
It is huge so there should be plenty of room to store our stuff even though my father-in-law is also storing his things there. My poor brother-in-law. For the past month he has been helping his father move to the area from Missouri. They stored their things at our place while waiting to close on their Oklahoma house. And now, we are on the way, too.
I've been moving all the furniture that isn't going on the truck out of the front parlor so I can use that as a staging area. Anything that is in there, goes! We are making final decisions on what to take and what to leave. I have a nice Grandfather Clock for which I have no sentimental attachment. It could go in the new house but I think I'll just sell it here rather than move it. We have a large bedroom suite we also don't want to pay to move since we don't have room for it at the Oklahoma house.
Please forgive my rambling. It is nice to sit and catch my breath with a glass of red wine. Which reminds me - I need to pack my wine collection! Where will I put it in the car?
I dreamed last night that I was trying to strap Pearl into a baby car seat for the trip. In the dream, the only thing that seemed amiss was that I wasn't sure the front passenger chair was safe...