Many people have asked about the new house and how moving went. So I thought I should write about it.
Friday went well. We had the trailer and cars mostly packed Thursday night except for some clothes we were putting in at the last minute. So we jammed as much as we could in the cars and left our house about 8:45 for the closings. We were planning to drive slowly, but it wasn't going to take us THAT long to get to the closing by 11. So we stopped in Wayzata, had some lunch, and made our way to the first closing. We were still there early, so we went to a mall and walked around a while.
Closing went well and the new owners were really excited. It was the wife's birthday the following day, so she was very excited for her birthday present of a new house!
After closing my uncle/realtor took us to lunch. We still had some time to kill before the next closing at 3:15, so we went to the bank and then read until it was time.
This closing also went well. We were hoping to be out of there before too long since it was looking like rain and we wanted to get to the new house and unload the trailer and cars that night.
Chuck's sister's boyfriend doesn't work too far from the new place, so he met us there after work and helped us unload. That went really quickly. I put some things away and then we went to have dinner with some nearby family. Then after dinner, they came to see the new house and then we drove back to Mound to sleep and rest for the next day of moving.
We got up about 5:30 and packed the few things left in the house…what was left of our bed, food, a few bathroom things and some clothes we left out. We were done by about 8:30 and headed to the storage unit to rent the moving truck and start loading.
My brother and his girlfriend came over to help us and we made pretty quick work of loading. We were done before 1 and went to grab some lunch and then they followed us to the new house. It was a cute little moving train we had…Chuck in the moving truck, me in the suburban with the trailer and my brother behind me in his truck with more boxes in it. 🙂
We got to the house and they helped us unload the cars, trailer and a little of the moving truck. And see the house, of course, since they hadn't yet.
After they left, we put part of our bed together so we wouldn't have as much to do when we got back from the graduation party we were attending for Chuck's cousin that evening. So we cleaned ourselves up a bit and drove to Brooklyn Park (about an hour away) for the graduation party. At least we got to see family and they were feeding us! That was very welcomed by this point!
We then went home to finish putting our bed together and we quickly
passed out fell asleep. This was our first night in the new house!
We got up and did a few things around the house and then Chuck started to unload what he could from the moving truck before his sister and her boyfriend came to help. We made quick work of the moving truck and by 12:00 we were bringing the truck back and finding some food.
When we got back, Chuck's mom and step dad were there with his grandparents to see the house. They loved it! After their tour, we put more things in the rooms they were going to be living in. Then Chuck's cousin came to help and move the last of the things upstairs. I am thankful he came because poor Chuck had been moving for days and these last few things being done by someone else were quite helpful!
After his cousin left, we went to find some dinner and make a Target run. We then collapsed on the couch for a couple hours until it was time for bed.
So overall, we had a really productive weekend. We still have a bunch of things to put away and another storage unit to clean out at some point, but we'll get there. At least we live there now. That's the exciting part. It's so fun to come home to it everyday. I even cooked dinner in it last night! 🙂 We also found out after a trip to Home Depot, that it takes 9 minutes to get to Home Depot and 5 minutes to get to Cub. There's a Target between them! I love it!!!
After I get things put away a little more, I'll start planning a time to have people over!