Things are starting to move quickly now. We had a polar vortex this week, which kept the kids home from school for THREE days on my pretty much LAST week of work at Best Buy. That was less than ideal because I couldn’t really do all the work things I needed to do and I also couldn’t really do a lot of life things…it was -40 one day. The air hurt when it touched your skin.
Bennett was in Phoenix (can’t even expand on that without feeling resentful) but finally got home last night. I have been working my ass off in every spare moment that I have and it still feels like the list just continues to grow. Today a pipe burst at our house so now we need to deal with that. It appears as though it only impacted the garage- but you know how water is. Sneaky.
Anyway- the movers come on the 14th to pack, they load on the 15th, and we leave for New York on the 18th. Here is a little of what the next 15 days will look like:
5th: Sam’s last day at work / Sam at happy hour with Edina girlfriends
7th-11th: Sam and Ellie go to Mexico (going to leave Davis with a long list of things to do and hope for the best)
13th: Sam at another happy hour with work friends
14th/15th: Packers and Loaders at our house
15th: Sam and Ellie at Indigo Girls concert (we bought these in July- same for the trip to Mexico- we planned it in October- it’s almost like we sensed we would need a couple final hurrahs)
15th-18th: Family staying at a hotel in Edina
16th: Store, sell or get rid of anything left in the house
16th pm: Big going away party at Ellie’s brewery- we invited all of our friends from MN
17th: recover at hotel in MN
18th: cleaning people come, renters move in, Bennetts fly to New York
I know. It sounds exhausting. Then we are in New York for a week in a hotel until our stuff arrives, and then Bennett will bring the kids with him to Texas for a week while he is at a conference in Austin. I’m hoping I can get the apartment set up kind of nice while they are in Texas, and then they will start school on March 4th.
Our renter situation is a little different than planned- we had a few lookers but it has mainly been slow due to the time of year and the fact that it was -40 for a few days…but someone reached out asking if they could do a 5 month lease if they paid all cash upfront…and after investigating, it seems like a great deal to get us to the summer where we can either lease it for another year or sell it. It’s guy that just got traded to the Minnesota Wild hockey team. They plan to live there until June and then move back to their home for the off season. They wrote a really nice letter about how they are both renters and have also been landlords and they appreciate tidyness and upkeep. So that seems like a good deal.
Anyway- a lot to do and very little time. So more later! In the meantime, here are some pictures from the last few days. They are mainly of Holden. Davis is a lot harder to pin down. :-)