Monday, October 6, 2008

On The Move

My blog has been neglected but for good reason, we sold our house and have temporarily moved to the next town. Our plan is to purchase a permanent house in Vermont but after this move I need a break from all the packing and unpacking so, I will start my house hunting early next year. Given the depressed housing market I am truly thankful that our house sold and that we can move on.

Since I have had no time for stitching, I shall share a few before and after pictures of what I have been busy with:



(Notice the three boxes? These were used to "try" to keep Lily out but she managed to squeeze through the railing and leave me a little surprise!)

Although I have lived in seven states and nine homes, I have been fortunate in that I have not had to engage in the daunting task of packing and moving, our moves have been corporate moves…except this one. Having to pack up a 4400 square foot home, taking care to inventory each box, and moving many of them on our own makes me truly appreciate the benefit of a corporate move. We did have the movers come in to handle most of the furniture and heavy boxes. They lifted furniture with easy, toted large boxes with minimal effort but when it came to hauling the commercial treadmill, they truly struggled. I honestly was not sure how they would accomplish this task without dropping it, but they did. Even "the big guy" (actually huge guy) was straining, not to mention sweating.

Somewhat settled I have resumed my stitching and am busy trying to complete some exchanges before I head off for a one month stay in Texas on the 18th. I am going to spend a month in Houston where I will visit my good friends and attend International Quilt Festival. I am also hoping to meet up with an online friend, Anita; this will be the first time that I get to meet an online friend...there are so many of you that I would love to meet!

Well, little Miss Lily is adorable but I am still struggling to housebreak her. Consistency is what I am aiming for and she just does not seem to get it. Therefore, I must live with baby gates and hope that she will “get it” very soon so that we all can roam freely about the house.

Oh, what is that? I hear unopened boxes calling my name…Grrrr!!!

Until next time...


Vonna said...

I'm so glad that you have the move behind you....but equally unhappy that you have to unpack...that stinks :(

Lily is a sweetie...even if she pees on the carpet! LOL!

Michele said...

wow! congrats on the move! It's a huge thing to get a house sold these days isn't it. I can't imagine 4400 sq feet! Don't let the boxes haunt you too much!

That Lily is a sweetie .. I hate potty training! lol

Ruth said...

Ack! Packing! Noooooo not packing!!!! You should warn people that his post could cause nightmares! :)

P.S. Hi, Lily. You're darn cute.

Hannah said...

Hi Marie! I hope you are settled soon. I wish you the best with potty training Lily. She looks like such a little doll! I wish I was going with you to Houston. My DBF is there doing CableTV storm repair. Have fun on your trip!

Yuko said...

Oh Marie,
Are you unpacking now? Same here!
I have been unpacking everyday, as I just have moved recently!
Packing and unpacking is nightmare... I don't like it.
Lily is so sweet!
Also same here, my little son doesn't "get it", but I can't put him in the cage... lol

Katrina said...

Marie, Lily is so cute. Having gone through the baby gate thing just recently I don't envy you, hope she's trained soon.

Have a fun trip to Texas. Hope the househunting goes well too :-).

Paula C. said...

Hi Marie! I am so glad to see a post from you. I knew you were busy with your move. Wow! I can't even imagine 4400 square feet! Have lots of fun in Houston!!!

Kathy said...

No wonder we have not been seeing you around. You have been very busy. Moving is such a daunting task. Did it 18 years ago and don't want to do it anything soon.

Been trying to e-mail you, but not sure that I had the right address. Will try again with the address off your blog.

Cathy B said...

You sure busy Marie! Enjoy your trip to Texas. Is Lily coming with you?

Jessica said...

Hi Marie!

I have emailed you a few times, but I am not sure that you received them. Is the one here the correct one? I love Lily she is so cute. I hate moving, ugh. You are doing a great job though! I want to tell you about Kellan. :) I am Deborah's daughter, Kellan's Mom. I want to thank you a million times for the thoughtful gifts. They are treasures. Please send me your email address.
Thank you! and Good Luck!

Anita said...

Moving is a lot of work. Looking forward to see you soon.

Carol said...

Oh boy, that was a big task! Just think... next time will be Vermont... finally!!! {{{HUGS}}}

Einschies stitching blog said...

Good to hear you have moved;-)) And ohh I know how it looks like with all the boxes standing around,-))And your little dog is a sweetie...

Have a wonderful month in Texas and you need to tell us about the quilt festival later;-))