Moving…. one truckload at a time…

It’s been a while since my last post.  We have officially moved to the new place, and we love it! Jon loves driving the back roads to and from work, the scenery during the daytime is awesome and the traffic is light when he comes home at night. The neighbors are very friendly.  I took this picture of the front of the house when I was outside shoveling snow one afternoon in early January:

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We like having the extra room, and there is NO traffic so it’s very quiet.  Here’s a picture of the back of the house from the gazebo. This was taken the second week of February, we had a major snowstorm the week before, but when I took this, I was wearing shorts and a T shirt!

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View from the gazebo in February

The house has two gas fireplaces, one on the main level and one in the basement.  Our menagerie (3 cats and a dog) love that on cold winter nights!

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Even though we’re technically moved in, that doesn’t mean we’re done with the move by any stretch of the imagination.  Since we were only moving 17 miles away, we didn’t rent a moving van or hire professional movers.  In hindsight, I’m not sure this was the best plan, especially since we’ve been having engine issues with the truck.  However, since we only did a bit at a time, it’s been pretty easy to keep up with getting the boxes unpacked. Other than the office, which has become the dumping ground for smaller boxes:

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The one exception that we did make was to hire professional movers for my grand piano.  This was the first major piece that was moved in, and the best part was that I was in Houston when it all happened so I was able to be somewhat removed from the stresses of getting this baby moved! Here’s Mr. Bechstein in his new home:

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Mr. Bechstein is the first major piece of furniture to get moved!

A couple of weeks after moving in, we hosted Thanksgiving dinner for extended family so our goal was to get stuff like the living room, dining room and kitchen all set up.  Since then, we’ve got just about all the furniture moved except what’s in the office and piano room at the other house.

We’re getting a lot of questions about selling the other house.  I lived in it for 30 years and it needs at minimum a new roof and carpet, and some paint.  At this point we’re not going to update the kitchen or bathrooms, that is something that we’d like to leave for the new owners so they can do it to their own taste.  When we are ready to sell, my awesome friend Sheila is going to list the house for us.  In the meantime, a few teasers:  Ranch on 1/3 acre in east Longmont (Fox Hill subdivision), main floor master with en suite bath.  2400+ sf above grade, finished basement (1500sf), 5 br, 2 3/4 baths.  Brick/stucco exterior, 2 car garage.

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Longmont house in winter

In my next post, I’ll have some pictures of my new quilting studio!

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