Well, it has begun… The Great Beattie Migration of 2007. What an adventure it is turning out to be! I have nothing profound or amusing to say today, but here’s the latest on what’s up in Beattieville:
I guess it actually started several weeks ago when we received an offer on our house. We gave a counter-offer, and never heard back, so settled in for another round of showing the house. We showed it a couple more times, then got a call telling us when the inspector was coming out. We asked, “What inspector?” and were told by our real estate agent that it was from our buyer, of course! We asked what buyer, and we were told that our offer had been accepted several days before. Sheesh! I guess that’s why she gets the big bucks!
As we began looking for movers, we discovered that they were going to charge double what our moving allowance is, so the search for an alternative method began. We settled on P.O.D.S. (Personal On Demand Storage). It fits our budget, and gives a pretty good degree of security when our things go into storage for several weeks. (We don’t have a house in PA yet.) The way the system works, they will deliver the storage containers on whatever day we want, we box up our stuff, load it into the PODS, lock the PODS, and then they come back and pick up the PODS on the day we tell them to. After that the PODS will be in their warehouse somewhere until we need them.
It’s actually a pretty cool idea, except, of course, this means I get to pack up all our junk myself. Which, actually, is a pretty good idea, too. I have sorted through the house several times over the last couple years, but now, knowing I have to pack it all, I’m re-evaluating how much I want some of this stuff! For now, work on that front is at a standstill, since I’m still waiting for the packing boxes we bought on-line to be shipped.
So, we are now officially POD people. For some undertermined amount of time we will be living in an apartment that would fit in our bedroom in our current house with only a bed, a recliner, a table and two rickety chairs found abandoned by the apartment dumpster. Meanwhile, all our creature comforts will be safely tucked away in a warehouse, hopefully not collecting dust! What will get us through this season is the same thing that has gotten us this far: the power, grace, and mercy of God. There have been times I didn’t think I’d make it, but I did. God is so good!