OT: Flawless Move
Yesterday was, dare I say it, FLAWLESS.
I rented a Budget moving truck on Tuesday. I used HireAHelper to hire two movers to load up the truck. They did a great job as all the stuff had been staged in my living room for that purpose. They also rearranged the furniture staying at my house to clear a space in the basement for a bedroom.
Yesterday morning, my son and I drove out to the new house and parked the moving truck. We went to settlement and he got a nice lesson in buying houses as well as writer's cramp from signing his name. We went back to the house, stopping in town to get some supplies (beer and toilet paper to name a few), then I let him use his key to open the door and go in the house first. The kid (30) was visibly delighted. Nothing can beat that pride of owning a home.
The next set of movers from HireAHelper arrived close to 1pm and had everything unloaded in 90 minutes. They did a great job and all the furniture from my current home, that we took out there, looks like it has belonged in the new house all along. All of it had come from the house I raised my kids in which was a larger home than my current townhouse.
I reiterated to my son that the furniture was ON LOAN and put there to make it appealing when I decide to airbnb the master bedroom (gorgeous room with a full bath and 2 person shower). I need to make some repairs in that room before I can make it an airbnb. It also needs curtains and various accoutrements necessary for a rental. I also need roommate for my son in the 2nd bedroom so I can be sure I have two tenants who are conducive to good airbnb reviews.
I took my DD27 on a Facetime tour of the house and she was so jealous of her big brother, but in a cute way. LOL It was adorable.
I left DS30 alone in our house but HIS home around 3:30pm. I figured he'd enjoy it more without MOM breathing down his neck. All reports are that he's in heaven out there, already. And he had to work today at 2pm, so I'm sure he was thrilled with his 20 minute commute - even moreso tonight at 10pm when he gets off work, he won't have that hour long drive back to my house.
What a day. My XH1 and I were texting; he's pretty excited for our son, too.
BF was also excited and had a lot of nice things to say to me about how efficiently I handled the whole thing (he moves as fast as molasses in February........at the Arctic circle LOL). He made me dinner last night and we ate it watching the nonsense in DC (smdh). Very sweet.
Thank you to all who have offered so much encouragement. I'm not feeling as "homeless" today. Now that the pile of crap has been moved out of my current house and I've ordered a bed for my basement bedroom, I am feeling more "at home" in my house. I'm also not feeling much anxiety about the future with the BF. I know I'll have a place to lay my head, if things with the BF stall or don't work out, and I'm taking steps to make it very homey.