Thursday, June 21, 2007

It's All Gone

Whew....the only things left in the house are our immediate needs which won't be shipped until the 5th. We have a PC and printer sitting on various Rubbermaid containers (I am currently siting on the floor with my keyboard in my lap), and we have a few essentials in the other room and then a bunch of crap that is either staying here or going with us when we drive across the US to the west coast.

I kept out my rice cooker, and wok, the coffee maker, a couple pots and a few plates and bowls, one set of silverware, the toaster, some stirring and serving utensils, some clothes, some towels, and odds and ends that we'll need the next two weeks.

We are going to be sleeping the next two weeks on our old futon bed (a full size) that we owned when we first got married...haha. I have sheets and a comforter for it along with some pillows. We have decided that once we leave the house on the 5th, we'll go to a hotel that allows pets so we can finish cleaning up and get out of here after closing the next week.

I talked to a tax guy today to try to get things straight in my head and I think we will be okay even if we have to sell both this house and our other house in the same year...whew...and the best thing is that I don't really have to worry about it until we do taxes next March, so no worries there for now. Now I just need to get the house in WA on the market so we can be done with it.

We are looking at getting some property in Southern Oregon that we can just hold onto for a while. Figure we might as well invest somewhere and we know that land is only going to get more expensive. Problem is deciding between a big piece that is a bit out in the boonies to one a bit smaller closer in...of course you get much more land for your buck out in the boonies, but we still need to be able to work (don't plan on becoming independently wealthy anytime soon...haha).

I better go, have to get some dinner in, and relax after my busy day of moving...whew. The hottub sounds pretty nice right now...

4 comments:

Chicken said...

Did you ever talk to Jake about the land thing?

Mishka said...

Yeah, we have been going back and forth...so hard to pick, that is for sure, especially when you can't see it in person. I wonder if he would be up to showing us some stuff when we get there...

kilgorsky said...

I admire you for being so organized and methodical. I've moved twice in my life and there won't be a next time. I hated every minute of it.

Mind Sprite said...

Buying property sounds like a good idea. I don't know how I could do that without seeing it either.

Now you're roughing it, but it sounds like you've got everything under control with the move :)