And On To The Next

My time frame for moving out of the Memorial House and on to the next project has always been roughly around the end of October, which of course is tomorrow. Unlike some of my other “hopeful dates” (you know, the day I hoped I would move out of the garage, or have the house done) the fates actually smiled upon this one and the appraisal and loan for the house went through.

I’m sorry, I think I need to repeat that for effect. The appraisal and loan for the house went through. And I didn’t have to do anything out of the ordinary like reinstall a kitchen or make a blood sacrifice or sell the rights to my firstborn. Which is awesome, but also a little anticlimactic, to tell the truth. Hopefully the paperwork will be wrapped up this week, and then there’s nothing stopping me from embarking on my next big adventure.

For anyone who is wondering what that might be, I’m leaning towards Option B at the moment. I’m also looking at places to rent for the next six months while I find just the right piece of land and hopefully get my barn/apartment underway. (There will definitely be professionals involved in the construction of the barn due to time constraints, but I’m hoping to build all the furniture for the new place over the winter. I mean, you know I’m not taking a six month break from my tools.)

Since I could be moving out in as early as two or three weeks…

Whoa. I just had to take a minute to let the enormity of the amount of crap I need to organize and pack in that time frame sink in.

Anyway, as you can imagine, building-stuff posts are going to be a bit lighter as I tackle that major logistical nightmare of moving approximately 4982 power tools to a new location, however there are still a couple of loose ends I’m tying up on the house to leave it in good shape.

And on a completely unrelated note, the donkeys would like to wish everyone a Happy Halloween…
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My mom didn’t dress the donkeys up again this year, but really do last years costumes ever really get old?


6 Responses

  1. Congratulations on the appraisal! It is a testament to all of your hard work. You will get through these next few weeks and they will just be a blip on your screen next year when you move into your new barn/apartment with your cute cat and cuter donkeys. All the best!

  2. Yay!! Congratulations! And good luck with the rental hunt and packing/moving! I know it’s stressful – I’m in the middle of packing as well with my move 2 1/2 weeks away. Any ideas for your first furniture project? I’m in desperate need of a dining room table and inspired by your closet shelving, found this baby I can’t wait to make:

  3. If you are leaning towards Opt B then I hope you share the lower level floor plan – we need to be sure you have all your basics covered!

    Even with professional help, I’m guessing that you’ll do all the finish work. It will be interesting to see how you plan the space since it looks pretty wide open.

    Hug the donkeys for me – I’m sure they are just as adorable out of costume.

  4. Congratulations! Hope you transition smoothly into a temporary place! Looking forward to seeing what plan you choose to use and how you’ll configure the inside! Watch out for those zombies tonight!

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