So I may not have mentioned it yet but both Brian and I’s moms are moving or planning to move. Brian’s Mom has to be out of her house by the end of August. It isn’t as bad as it could be since she moved out of there and in with her husband quite a few years ago. It has been really tough for her though because Brian’s Dad and brother have both passed away and a lot of there stuff was in the house and had to be sorted through. We also had a lot of stuff left in the house from when we lived there before moving to the farm. If you haven’t heard, Michigan’s economy bites and almost no houses are selling. Someone actually came to Brian’s Mom and made her a really good offer on the house – it wasn’t even for sale. I think this is meant to be and I’ll be so glad when it is done.
My Mom is planning to move closer to us next spring. Right now her and my little sister live about 45-60 minutes away from us. My sister will be graduating from high school next year. So far we haven’t found a house for them but we’re really hoping one will open up very close to us. I grew up with my Aunt right next door and loved going to visit. I keep saying I don’t want to have to drive, when we have kids and they wear me out I want to say, “Go see your Grandma!!” and mean it. They’re aren’t many houses around us so we’ll see what happens.
So all of this means that we needed to get all of our stuff out of both houses. Today was the day. My Mom and sister brought what was left at their house. They met me at Brian’s Mom’s house and helped me get the rest of the little stuff. Now all that is left is some furniture and a few things for Brian, plus he has to get stuff out of the shop there.
We worked at our house ALL DAY to organize the upstairs, haul everyone’s old crap out, and move our stuff in. Every one in Brian’s family left stuff in our attic. We tried to save some of the important things but at this point I feel like they should have come and got their things by now. Our porch is packed full of junk to go out to the trash. I hate throwing it all away but who is going to want a box of old waders, shoes, and mouse poop? We set aside anything salvageable to donate.
We did find a lot of cool pictures and old letters – I’ll share more about that as soon as we have time to look through them. I’m so glad we’re one step closer to make this house our home, instead of free storage for everyone else.
After that Brian and I moved 75 bales of hay in to the neighbor’s mow. I almost never have to move hay anymore and it is HARD when you haven’t been using those muscles. Then I took a shower and made another batch of homemade oreos. Now I’m going to check some blogs and knit until I fall asleep.
Have a great night! What cool things have you found in your house? Did you work hard today or get to relax?