Thursday, July 13, 2017

Big Changes are Happening!

Well, we are right back into the groove of our messy old ways of housekeeping. But this time, we have a good excuse. Our house has sold, and we are packing! Yep, it has finally happened.

We have a confirmed move date. The movers will be here two weeks from today. As we are packing everything except the fragile items, art, and electronics, we have a lot of packing to do.

The Moving Dates

Rob already has started on the packing. Since the conditions came off on the sale of the house a few days ago, he has packed the entire family room (aka the man cave). He has brought home boxes and made a dump run. Meanwhile, I have been going off to the office frantically trying to wrap up a project before the move. Then I will pack my office.

Mountain of Boxes

Although I haven't packed much yet, I haven't been completely uninvolved with the moving plans. I have been doing the coordinating and arranging. I have arranged the move dates, and a pickup of furniture that we will be donating rather than taking with us. I have been working through the checklists of moving tasks, and stripped beds not in use and washed all the bedding in preparation for packing. I have begun going through our home filing cabinet sorting and throwing away papers - so much paper! How did we ever accumulate so many files of useless junk?

Recently, my son made a final visit here to sort through all his stuff and decide what to keep and what to donate or toss. He packed up his room. Now he has gone back to BC and is house-sitting our new house for us.

While he was here, we took some time out for a day hike on the eastern slope of the Rockies. We did one of our favourite hikes, one to Sofa Mountain. It is a hike up into a cirque, mostly through alpine meadows. The scenery is spectacular, and includes three waterfalls. At this time of year there are so many wild flowers. Of course, we picked a really hot day for our hike, and we're glad that we had brought a water filtering pump so that we could replenish our water bottles in the creek.

Jude, Rob, & Kate in the Lower Meadows

Wandering Through the Cirque

Hikes to Sofa Mountain and elsewhere in Waterton Lakes National Park will be one of the fond memories that we will take with us when we leave this area.

6 comments:

  1. Hi Jude. So happy for you! This will be a whirlwind of activity for you and Rob. When we moved to our current house 12 years ago, there were several boxes of "things" that were moved to from our old house to our new house. These boxes of "things" were promptly put in our basement. and guess what...they are still there in the boxes.

    Wishing you the best at this is a very exciting time in your life. New memories in the making!

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    1. Hi Carole. Thanks for your positive wishes. In our current house, we had a whole storeroom full of boxes of things from our last two moves. I finally went through most of those boxes earlier this spring and a lot went to donation, recycling, or the garbage. Now we are filling new boxes to sit in our new basement! Sigh.

      Jude

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  2. Wahoo! So happy for you and Rob, Jude. A new, exciting, fulfilling chapter begins.
    I'm so glad you're finishing your project before you go. No dangling loose ends; a great new beginning.

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    1. Karen, it actually feels great to finally be in action mode instead of waiting mode. I finally feel psychologically ready to make this move happen and get on with our new life! After such a long period of uncertainty, now things are happening in fast motion. Yesterday the movers called and rescheduled the move to start 2 days earlier. Also, I wrapped up my project (yay!) and started sorting things in my work office. Onward!

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  3. Congratulations on the sale of your home, Jude.
    Ican't wait to be neighbours soon!

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    1. Vancouver Island, here we come! I know that you are on your big walking adventure now, and I hope you have a wonderful time. Once we have moved and you are back home, I am sooo looking forward to connecting with you.

      Jude

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