It's here. The transition. The uprooting. The move. From garage apartment on my grandparents' farm to a little fixer-upper farmhouse practically within eyesight of where we are now. Just a good walk along the stream and you'd find yourself in our new backyard.
It's been a long, hard road. I'm excited. I'm giddy. I'm exhausted. I'm overwhelmed. The apartment is in that cluttered state as bits and pieces get boxed up or moved around. Things are starting to disappear. Some spaces are looking empty. Others seem so full of 'stuff' that I wonder how we'll ever be out of here by Saturday.
I think the girls are ready too. It's been the big tease these past few months. And especially in the last few weeks as they see their toys and books and dressers disappear from here and show up in their new room. I'm dealing with a lot more whining, more tears, more boredom than I have in quite awhile. I'm trying my best not to shove their needs to the back burner while I pack one more box or do one more load of laundry. They are hungry for my attention.
So, I'm signing off for now. My new internet equipment won't even arrive at the house until Thursday and if all goes well, I'm hoping to see you again here in a week. In a way, I thankful for the forced hiatus. This part of me needs to be quiet for a bit, while I work to settle in to our new house and make it our new home.
I'll be popping in to check email here and there, as I can, if I can.
Thank you for following along in this journey with me–being a place to unload, share progress,excitement, frustration and joy.
Life is sweeter when you can share it with dear friends.
See you on the other side.
I'll announce the giveaway winner a little later today, at the bottom of that post.
36 comments on “this is me :: signing off”
woo hoo! i’m so excited for you, molly. will you email me your new address? pretty please?
Molly! YAY! I’ll miss you, friend, but have a good little move! I’m so exicted for you!!
I’m with Erin, I need the new address. Have a good move and make sure you rest occasionally, maybe in that new yard that is all yours.
Hooray! Moving day. Best of luck with the settling in.
yay! glad the big day is here – best of luck getting settled in!
good luck molly!
Best wishes on the move!
We’ve moved plenty of times, and I can say from experience that the shorter-distance moves were much harder than the cross-countries. All the small details seem to get strung out into an endless tedium. Hoping that your transition goes smoothly and quickly!
Finally! Good luck!
Those short moves always seem to be the hardest. Take care. Nest and settle.
sending all the best wishes on your family’s move )))
Hope all goes well with the move. Will be thinking of you.
Wishing you a smooth move and much joy as you settle into your new home.
Good luck on the move!
Exciting! I hope the hauling goes smoothly and the nesting is fun.
How exciting! I’ll be thinking of you… We’re a week and a half off and can’t wait to settle (but there’s still no kitchen!– We’re down to the studs).
Hope you’ll still get your mail, because there’s a teeny tiny housewarming gift somewhere mid Atlantic and headed your way…
so so happy for you molly! for the move – the new space, the end of the waiting, the other side of the transition. (and because it means that soon we can have our date! how selfish is that? but really, i’m just so thrilled for you – for all of you.)
Good luck on this new adventure! The anticipation is wonderful, but oh, moving is so so difficult. xo
oh molly! wishing you a peaceful (as possible) transition and an abundance of new delights and adventures. thank you for sharing this journey and quietly encouraging us to reassess our own needs and wants.i so look forward to hearing about your new home. and hearing you exhale :-)xoxo
Happy nesting Molly! We moved “2 doors down” once, and those hop, skip and a jump move are very hard. Mostly because it’s so close…you expect it to be easy. I know having a van packed and going cross country would be easier. It’s all those little trips, and the “oh,that’s at the other house”,and then being just a stone’s throw, and longing (oddly!) for what was. Take care, anxious to see more of the new old house.
congratulations!! hope the move goes smoothly .. talk to you on the other side. ;^)
Good luck with your move! It will be worth it when it’s all over 🙂
good luck with the move, molly!it will feel so good to be settled.
I hope to see you Monday night! And when you get settled, we’d love to come see your house and bring you a little housewarming gift. Just let us know…
oh!! i’m so excited for you. and excited to see pictures. and excited to know how this will change your life.
Congrats on the big move, I know you have all worked so hard for this day. I hope everything runs smoothly for you over the next couple of weeks.
Congratulations and best wishes for an uneventful move.
See you when you get back.
Wahooooooo!!!! Good luck gang!Can’t wait to see you on the flip side 🙂
Good luck with the move and hopefully the tears will turn into laughter and smiles with the excitement of a new home.Dy
Happy home-making 🙂
I can see you again (I hope I’m not tempting fate by leaving a comment about it!) I hope your move has gone well.
How exciting.Can’t wait to see you all settled in.
I love your blog and added it to my blog roll today! Enjoy your move!
Molly, so glad to be able to read your blog again-not sure WHAT was going on there for the last week or so. I love your hints for greener laundry. I also have a clothes line, although since all the kids have started swimming lessons it has become the place to store their bathers and towels -they get washed by the rain and dried again in a week.Good luck with the move. In the last 16 years we’ve moved 10 times! 4 of those international. I have to say I like to bust my guts to get it all done ASAP-but there is always one box that takes 6 -12 months to unpack. I hope it all goes well and that the girls are happy in their new SPACE. And you too of course.
Hip Hip Hooray! Moving day. Hope after every thing is settled in, you guys are happy as a lark. 🙂
Good luck with the move :o)!! I hope everything goes smoothly and that you and your family have a memorable time settling in. Enjoy the time off, too! Have a great weekend.Linnea