Friday, August 3, 2012

Back to Moving Right Along . . . Really!

As grace would have it, there was another townhouse on the market across the street from Not Happening House Deal, so we crossed the street. This townhouse is a bit smaller but has a real cook's kitchen with a 5-burner gas stove, upgraded bathrooms, and a new deck.

We put in an offer that was accepted, the inspection showed lots of nothing wrong, another quarter point got shaved off our already disgustingly low mortgage rate, and the appraisal went through without any trauma-drama. Net result: we're scheduled to close on August 27. I've got painters lined up to knock out the bedrooms and my future office on August 28 and 29. We move on August 30.
Good thing this deal is going through, because our apartments are already rented out.

Of course I've started packing. Heck, I'm almost finished with the packing because that's . . . me. Having a slight case of (properly medicated) OCD comes in mighty handy at times like this.

The grad students down the hall are grateful recipients of furniture I cannot stomach moving yet again. We've plugged in a pheromone diffuser to chillax the cat. I'm trying to get real about what I can commit to getting done during the next four weeks. Might go on hiatus on this blog. Or not.


  1. Sounds like this is working out very well. I won't say happy packing because you are almost finished!

  2. Great news, Meredith. For moving is there a Baltimore equivalent of New York's Shleppers or Nice Jewish Boy with Truck?

  3. Thanks, friends. I used to have an organizing business, so packing and unpacking is the fun part. The stuff with contracts and banks? Not so much.

    Jim: I'm sure there's a B'mo equivalent but don't be too shocked to learn that we're using the guys preferred by clergy who have more books than furniture. God knows the U-Haul days are looooong over for us.

  4. Hooray! So glad this is going smoothly! We will need to see some pics of Mozart's new room.

  5. Mozart's new room = the entire house! Pictures to come at some point. This time I really am going to do a before and after montage.

  6. I don't envy you Meredith! I'm just praying that the next time we have to move Derek doesn't have a church crisis in the middle of the packing scenario like what happened the last time. (Shudder....)

    Hope all goes well with the move!



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