Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Happy Thanksgiving

Still some shelving to assemble

The move went well - Thank you Allied Van Lines for a great crew!

Unpacking and assembling is well underway. The important things are done - we can comfortably eat and sleep in our new home.

The kitchen was priority one, as we are hosting a feast!  I even tested the new ovens and everything seems to be in order.

All of the unpacking has stopped for now.

It's time to give thanks and enjoy the holiday.

One wall of the sewing room is showing progress

We have so much to be thankful for.

It is important to focus on the things that really matter.

There is plenty of time to get to the boxes...

Take care and enjoy your week!

Giving Thanks....


Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Good Bye Colorado

Backyard Sunset - Colorado
For the past four years we have called Colorado home.  We  enjoyed the beautiful views of the Rocky Mountains and the fairly mild weather at 6,000 feet.

But all good things do come to an end.
Mr. Collector accepted a job transfer in September and I've been the trailing spouse working on the move.

Since September life has felt like camping.  We had stagers, appraisers, inspectors, Realtors and the prospective buyers traipsing through our home on a daily basis.

We bought a wonderful new home in Minneapolis in October and sold the Colorado house.

Fast forward to today - the packers have started.
We are usually a three day pack and two day load.  It's a 51 foot semi trailer in front of the house that will drive the household to Minnesota.

This is somewhere around move number 8 for us.  We have had good and very bad experiences with movers. Our worst was the theft of the majority of our household goods from the trailer while it was in transit.  Fortunately we have always been good 'documenters'. We had a full household inventory including photos. The claim was still a lot of work and we don't want to ever go through that again. We are hoping for a better experience this time!

Wish us luck, my next post should be from the new house later in November!
I hope to share photos of my new studio and quilt storage space.
Happy Stitching,
I may have spotty internet access for a few days, so I may not be able to respond to comments right away....