Monday, February 9, 2015

Moving: Somewhere, Someday.

We're moving. We don't know where yet, but we've started the house search since we're staying local. We've been renting for the past five plus years, and we're ready to own our own home again. We owned one (and rehabbed it!) during medical school, but since we didn't know what we'd want to do after residency, and the housing market still wasn't that great when Dan started residency, we decided to rent.

Now we know we'll be moving at some point within the next number of months, probably after the baby arrives. So I've started packing up what I can. I decided to start with the basement and work my way up to the 2nd floor. I had to organize our storage space to make room for more boxes, and I've been purging whatever items we don't need or want. (This is actually challenging for both of us. We tend to say "well, I might be able to use this sometime..." when we probably won't if we haven't used it much or at all during our time here.) I've gradually been taking the boxes to our upstairs storage space, so things don't look to cluttered.

I love to purge. I love to organize and clean things out. Since we haven't bought a house yet, and I feel the need to be nesting in some way, it feels very good to pack up what I can, knowing I'll be glad to have less to pack when I'm hugely pregnant or have a newborn.

I emptied our china cabinet and we plan to get rid of that piece of furniture. The china is all boxed up and ready for the next place. Anyone want the china cabinet? It's yours if you come and haul it away. We got it for free during med school, and it's an old piece that needs a face lift. Neither of us really want to put the effort into that, so we're hoping there is some one out there who would like to.

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