One more week…

The countdown is on. By next week, we will be the proud owners of a new home here in Washington State. Everyone is all a-twitter. We have not seen the house itself yet, just photos, so it will be exciting for us. We are not certain if the Bean will allow one of us to visit next week or not, but she will tell us all about it. We hope.

She has been on the phone all week, making arrangements for repairs, installations, etc. including the flooring people, a Plumber, the HVAC people, the Invisible Fence people, the utilities (gas, electric, water, etc.), and of course with the real estate agent. She’s also made arrangements for the Pup to spend the night at Camp on Closing day so she can meet with repair people on Friday at the crack of dawn without distractions.

She was happily reminded that Auntie Sara from VA will be on the West Coast the following week. Pinkly is beside herself anxious to know whether Cooper will come with her. She’s smitten, you know…we all know. Sigh. Love is tricky business long distance.

Bean says it was a great relief to have sold our former home and, while she will miss it greatly because it truly felt like home to her, she has moved on and reminded us that we must move on also. The Condo is quite nice, but it didn’t feel much like home since we never got ourselves unpacked.  Our house sat empty. Smidge says she wants to redecorate it – get new furniture and such. Her friend Goobie sent her a lovely hinged photo of the two of them, and she said it was her inspiration for a new décor, though truth be told, she had already begun the renovation by purchasing a new bed for herself.

Smidge on her bed with Goobie gift

She probably thought we wouldn’t notice she had done that, but it’s sitting on the kitchen table, so it’s rather obvious. And she keeps lounging on it with Pinkly and Hitty Jadina. She’s making herself at home without actually having a home right now. Smidge knows how to make do.

Also on the horizon is the Spring (Vernal) Equinox when day and night are balanced, 12 hours each. This occurs here at 2:58 pm PDT on Wednesday, March 20. This is a time of  “new beginnings,” and it is most auspicious that it will occur right before the new house closes the following day. We welcome spring after the worst winter in our recent memory, and certainly we experienced the most snowfall totals the Pacific Northwest has had in decades.

The Vernal Equinox warms not only the soil, but our hearts as well. We look forward to the new season and what it will bring to us.

We just hope that, before the Summer Solstice, we are moved…and unpacked!

Our Week and Weather in review

First we had sun. Then we had snow. Then we had rain, Then we had more snow. Then we had hail. Now we are back to sun. That is all.

Bye-bye to Noble House.  We shall miss her, our first home. That happened yesterday.

We are organizing here at the condo, sorting through stuff in drawers, the garage, etc. Bean says learning to organize is important, so although we don’t love the process, we are doing it all the same.

We suffered a small setback in moving to the new house.  The bamboo flooring the Bean is having laid in the new house probably has to be ordered since it’s unlikely they will have that much flooring in their warehouse.  Then it needs to be delivered, “forted” (something about opening all boxes and laying it out so air circulates), and acclimated to the house for two weeks prior to being laid. And someone has to rip out the carpet. That means it’s gonna take a lot of time. There will be no sudden moves in our future, and so we are likely to live on the windowsill in the condo until May. Sigh. We aren’t homeless, but we do seem live in limbo.

Shout-out to our friend Goobie Scopel whose Papa’s health is finally improving. We love and miss you, Goobs. smiley-waving-hand-18806318

Two weeks to house closing. We shall carry on.


Friday again?

Probably everyone has noticed how time seems to sometimes move quickly and yet, at other times, it seems to stand still? Such an odd phenomenon. Even odder is when it seems to do both at the same time!

Suddenly, it’s March, but still cold like winter here in the PNW. We have consistently been about 10 degrees below normal, and we can only hope it will be more typical soon. We are in many ways shocked that in less than a week, our old house in VA will close and we will no more own it. It was a lovely home, the only one we had ever known, so it’s sad to have to say goodbye. Farewell Noble house. We will miss you but cherish the memories. We hope your new family loves you as we did.


Even more shocking in some ways is that we moved here nearly a year ago. That long ago? It feels like yesterday and forever ago, all at the same time.  And then about a month ago, Bean announced we were moving again. What? We haven’t finished unpacking yet! Are we on some moving merry-go-round?

So now we are in moving limbo.  There is nowhere in our smallish condo to put packed boxes (the reason all the unpacked boxes are in the garage and ready to move on) so we can’t really pack or ferry things to the new house, which is so close we could be neighbors to ourselves. And we don’t close on that house for another three weeks. Why is it that a mere three weeks suddenly feels like forever.

And it gets worse.  Bean is having the 2nd floor carpet ripped out and replaced with bamboo flooring, so even after we close, we can’t move ourselves or our stuff in. And two weeks after we close, Smidge and Bean head off on a carving trip. Oh my. I don’t think the Rurukos, Taelyn, Kele, and myself will be able to move things in their absence. So more limbo. We are now at a total standstill with time stopped while we wait.

Time is not on our side – or then again, we seem to have more of it than we need. Sigh.