"These happy golden years are passing by, these happy golden years." Laura Ingalls Wilder

Tuesday, February 13, 2007

Giving Notice


I'm giving my notice today by way of letter to my landlord. This has been a very long (nearly) year of living cramped in a small rental home, without a fenced yard, dealing with Nathan and his dog Miss Holly. Next month I'll be snoozing in my king size bed (ahhhh). Dh won't have to pull out the little trundle bed when he visits :). My dressers and nightstands will be in place, my clothes hung with care in the closet, no more rummaging through a storage box in the garage. The kitchen will finally be organized and my rolling pin and baking sheets will be unpacked! Cookbooks too will be resting on a shelf ... and I'll have plenty of bathroom space! I'm getting rather "antsy" to move and establish our home. It will be a tremendous amount of work, but the end result should be worth the hassle. All the cars will fit in the garage ... no more scraping ice and snow off the windshields in the morning ... and they should be much warmer to get into. One other benefit will be more exercise. Prior to moving I was used to running up and down stairs all day. Currently, I only have to walk about 25 feet or less to access any part of this rental. I really need the exercise! All I can say is that God has opened up so many doors and windows to allow us to relocate and build our home, that to be this close to moving is rather exciting. But, there's a lot of work to get done between now and then ... then being March 9th. Dh is expected to arrive on the 8th. During his stay we have four birthday's to celebrate ... unfortunately he will miss our grandson's arrival by about a week unless he is born early. Can you feel the excitement in the air?? Start sending me those extra packing boxes you have stashed away in the garage!

7 comments:

Mrs. Darling said...

Oh How wonderful! I can see I'llhave to swing by the New House blog and take a look.

And yes I can feel your excitmeent!

Phil said...

Ah, I remember so well our move from a rental to our own home a few years ago. So nice to have the space to spread out, and the never-ending projects that I'm always working on now!

I don't have any boxes, because when we moved I decided it was the last time for a long time and recycled about 40 moving boxes.

Terry said...

Dear Mrs. Mac...It DOES sound so wonderful and exciting!

At least when you move you won't have to get rid of a lot of stuff because you are going to a much larger house.
It was the opposite with Bernie and me.
When we moved from our large three floor rental house and into a one floor house,that we had purchased, I had to get rid of so many of my treasured books, and records and my organ...Just no room for them!
At least I got to sqeeze the piano in!

Well hope you get lots of boxes!!

Sure, you won't have to clean the snow off your car windows and scrape the ice!!
YOU are the one that wanted all the snow and I told David Fisher that.
The poor guy had to come back home because they cancelled his flight to Florida!!

Take care and keep packing.
Give the Little Gift a hug for me...Love Terry

Pat said...

Can you feel MY excitement? My rooms almost ready!
You must be sooo ready! What a memorable time in your life this is going to be - a beautiful brand new home and a first grandchild.
You're certainly stepping into the next "passage" of your life and I think it's going to be one of the sweetest yet.
And the fact that DH no long has to sleep on a trundle - imagine his excitement!!

Jada's Gigi said...

I know you are extra excited!! i can sympathize a bit as far as small space and not having allyour stuff...we lived in an apartment for 9mos upon moving to Atl before buying out house....its wonderful to stretch out finally! Sorry i don't have any moving boxes eitehr...like phil, I decided that was the LAST time for awhile! :) can't wait for you!! So much going on!

Deb said...

I wish I could be there to help you move! What an exciting time in your life!!

Maggie Ann said...

How exciting! I'm glad for you...that the time is almost at hand to move into your new home. You are a remarkable woman...I admire your many abilities! Happy Valentine's Day Mrs.Mac!!!