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Are we ready to move next week?

Thursday, December 12, 2013

I know, we just moved here this summer, but we have to move again. At least it is just down the street, within the same neighborhood.

We are on West Point, which has family housing run by a private contractor. When we picked the house we are in, we knew that it was scheduled for renovation before we are scheduled leave. We selected it planning that we may be able to upgrade. They originally told us that when our house went into renovation that they would move us into a house but we wouldn't have much say in what house and when we move. My DW pestered them a bit and finally they said to look at the houses currently under renovation and pick one. We did and they said it was available with a move in date in March.

Well, I guess the renovation was a bit ahead of schedule and they called me to ask if we were still interested in it and how soon could we move in. Ack! We weren't quite ready to move in yet, pre holiday and final exams is crazy enough without adding in a move on top of everything else!

We will get a chance to walk through the house on Friday or Monday. Then, because of the holidays and the short notice, they will hold the house for us until we can move in, probably mid to late January.

Not looking forward to the hassle of moving, but looking forward to being settled in our new house. (and not having to move again for another two and a half years, maybe longer).

(we were spoiled a bit in MA, being able to be in one place for 3 years. Our oldest daughter had lived in 6 different homes -NY, KS, TX, OH, TX, MA - by the time she hit her 4th birthday!)
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    My DH and I moved 4 times in our first 5 years of marriage. When we finally moved into the house we're in now I told him that I was NEVER moving again. I have no idea how military families can do it for 20 years. And with small children it's especially exciting. Good luck and I hope you enjoy your new home!
    1423 days ago
    Best wishes for your new home. You've moved a lot - must have moving down to a science? And, staying put until after the holidays is a big plus.

    Here's hoping things move along smoothly for you!
    1436 days ago
    Glad to hear they'll be able to hold it for you until after the holidays :)
    1437 days ago
  • JLITT62
    I do not enjoy moving! Your daughter has lived in more states than I have! Here's hoping you like the new house.
    1437 days ago
  • PROT358
    Very stressful, and at an already-busy time of year. I bet since your family has done it so often you've got down what works best. Personally I think that the more organization you put into the process at front saves you hours later. (I wish we had clearly labeled all the boxes and paired like with like. Instead we tossed a lot of odds and ends willy nilly, didn't trash the unnecessary items as we went, and we told ourselves we'd sort everything methodically at the new house. Lots of boxes still remain unpacked!) Good luck! I hope yours goes smoothly!
    1438 days ago
    It must be hard, moving so often,
    but you and you family get to see so many beauties in many states an cities... I hope this moving will be easier thank the previous one!
    1438 days ago
    Exciting! Spoken by someone who has been in the same house for almost 30 years.
    1438 days ago
    Wow that's alot of moving. I don't like moving and only do it when forced new job etc. I've been in NY, PA, VA, FL, MD, OH, MD, TX. Glad you don't have to move until after the holidays.

    1438 days ago
    You do have a full plate this holiday season! Fine line between excitement and stress, stay positive and enjoy your new home .
    1438 days ago
    I remember the moving! In fact, DH and I were talking about how long we've been in our current home--7 years--and that's the longest ever in one place. He said he misses the moving! Funny thing, I do, too. But then we don't have school age children, lol. Take care and good luck with the move, so glad you'll be in a semi-permanent spot for a couple of years, at least. Will you be able to retire soon?
    1438 days ago
    There is a lot a pestering wife can accomplish. Glad the move will be after the Christmas holidays. Hope all goes well with your finals and your move.
    Merry Christmas to you and your family.
    1438 days ago
    Best of luck, hope it all works out!
    1439 days ago
    1439 days ago
    I really like the Reacher series by Lee Child, and your description of military life makes me think of Reacher's younger days as referred to in the novels.
    1439 days ago
    Oh my! That is a lot with small children! I hope you didn't unpack too much from the last move!
    I will say a prayer that this goes easy for you and your family.
    1439 days ago
    nothing like the military world to be ready to pack up and's to a lovely new abode full of the love that only a family can give it.
    1439 days ago
    My goodness! emoticon I cannot imagine adding a move to the holiday season....:::and with exams to top it off. emoticon WoW.

    Adding you & your family to my prayer list ...may every circumstance be ordered by God to bless your life & prosper your family.

    Merry Christmas! ~ Laura
    1439 days ago
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