This is part of our 100 Things in 2015 challenge. Here’s the full list.
Nothing is ever simple. In an ideal world, we would buy a house that was exactly perfect for us, have movers take all our stuff from the old house and put it right where it goes in the new house, and we’d just start living there. But we’re apparently not made of that kind of stuff.
Our new house needs some work, and the best time for that kind of chaos is during the regular chaos of moving. So we did things the hard way: some of our stuff moved in a POD (because we knew we’d need it right away), and some of it went into storage (most of the furniture), and they’ll be delivered at different times.
To pay tribute to this brand of chaos, here’s a random assortment of images from our moving process. See if you can spot our POD-packing staging area, an empty old house, an empty and half-demolished new house, a dinner at Holdfast to celebrate the finished evacuation, choosing materials, Becky’s sad little temporary office, the delivery of 3½ tons of flooring, adventures in painting, and all our various sleeping arrangements.
It’s been a wild ride, and it isn’t over yet. Flooring is (we hope) being laid as I type this, and we’re hoping to be able to schedule delivery of our furniture when we get back home in a week and a half. Wish us luck!