Saturday, April 28, 2018

The Process of Moving In

Still no house pictures…. sorry.  Everything takes longer than I think it should.  Truthfully, I’m a little overwhelmed by the space and by the amount of stuff we still own.  Back in the day I collected; pre-WWII Noritake china, artist-made teddy bears, Staffordshire ceramic flowers, stuff in general.  We had the space, I had a huge curio cabinet and it was fun.  I think when we left I had an idea that there would be another curio cabinet, but that’s not happening.  Deseret Industries is getting a large box of items. 

Based on Nina’s review of rental carpet cleaners, we rented a Bissell from Lowes.  It was a good choice.  Being able to clean backwards and forwards was a very big deal.  The Bissell does a good job of water extraction, the carpets were not left wet.  The cleaners are very noisy and heavy.  It was good to do the carpets before the furniture arrived.


We don’t get furniture until May 3. The first couch we ordered is too big.  Our original plan for the living room is not working for me.  Modifications must be made, it’s a process.  Fortunately we are still living in the RV so the lack of anywhere to sit is not that big of deal at the moment.

It’s just weird being in a house again.  Jim is not always where I can see him.  The nightstands in the bedroom look funny to me.  How close to the bed are they supposed to go?  I’ve lost my house muscle memory. 

This is a quail in the front yard.  We get a lot of birds and lizards in the front yard.  No rattle snakes yet, or gila monsters.


Prickly pear with an unusual color blossom.


Also in the front yard.


It has been pretty hot, earlier than usual.  Tomorrow it breaks and goes back into the 80’s. Since we have been in an air conditioned house, it hasn’t been too bad.  I had forgotten how quiet a/c can be when it’s not sitting on the roof of your RV.

This is a dust devil.  It was an active one and lasted longer than they usually do.


Time to move out!  Carry on.


  1. Moving is so stressful. That is the only time Jim and I have ever fought (not really fighting) and that was because I was so stressed out I wasn't rational. Hang in there cause eventually it will all be settled nicely. I sent you an e-mail but I'm never sure if those go through or not. Let me know.

  2. That doesn't sound like fun but you will figure it all out eventually. I am still glad we didn't keep a storage room full of our old stuff. If we ever buy another house or condo I want it to be furnished already with things we like. Pipe dream, I'm sure!

  3. I feel you on the house thing, so weird to have so much space. Really glad the Bisssell worked out for you.


  4. We're feeling the hugeness of being in a house is kind of weird, but we're getting used to it after about 3 weeks. It would be better if it were our house though!

  5. I am surprised to see carpeting at all in Tucson! Glad the closing went well (I assume), and you're getting moved in. It's a big, stressful thing, but before long, you'll be looking at it in the rearview mirror, enjoying your views, and relishing not bumping into each other in the motorhome! I'm happy for you -- and a bit envious.