Moving isn’t something I like a whole lot. And, we haven’t done a lot of it. The Jubilee house (to the right) will be my 5th house. Of course we moved a few more times what with the transitions. One particulary hard one was when we sold a 3,500 sq ft house and didn’t have another one waiting. We moved into a small duplex with wall-to-wall furniture. That is one ‘moving on’ I don’t want to ever do again.
This move has been coming, as the place we have now is 7 acres. The two houses are almost the same size but the current one is 25 years old against the 6 year old in Jubilee. The biggest advantage of the move is less yard work. Jubilee is in a community and the curb-side is taken care of. I won’t even have to have a lawn mower. They water, mow and weed so that just leaves the back yard and it doesn’t have grass.
I know once I get settled in I’ll be fine but this is going to be a long move. We don’t want to list this one until spring and there is so much more work here that it makes sense to make this one the primary place until then. The good part of doing it this way is that I am packing up boxes (and getting rid of stuff), taking them over to Jubilee and unpacking. By the time the ‘real’ move comes all it will be is the larger furniture.
A couple of Sunday’s ago we went over and moved cabinets into the garage and I bought new bar stools. As it comes together I may move sooner rather than later. We’ll see as we go along. This is going to be a journey and I’ll try to post my progress. The hardest part will be when we close up the old house. It will be like saying goodbye to an old dear friend. There are so many memories our family has made here. But, we’ve done it before. I think the hardest one was the one the kids grew up in. There’s something to say for people who keep the family homes. But then we think of all the work and how downsizing will give us so much more time to play.
Another advantage to the Jubilee place is that it’s easier to leave and go south for a month or so. When we leave this one we need to watch the time of year so the lawns don’t become knee high and the weeds don’t take over.
Interesting times and it often seems a bit overwhelming but then I just take a deep breath and move on. Makes this life journey challenging and exciting.