Well…now what?

We made it to NC. By “we,” I mean myself, Chase, Honey, and the 50+ boxes of stuff that we loaded up in California and I prayed wouldn’t be lost in a wreck or sold out from under us on the black market. (Don’t look at me like that – those Ikea dressers could by a lot of drugs. By “drugs,” I mean Tic Tacs. By “a lot,” I mean a pack.)

Although the ultimate plan is for us to take over what is currently my grandmother’s house, she currently is still living in the home, which means we aren’t able to unpack any of our stuff yet. So for the time being we just kind of threw all of it in what is normally the large TV room. Unless it’s a shop vac or a tree stand, I don’t have the foggiest clue as to where anything is located.

This photo sums up what every surface in the house looks like: absolutely covered in stuff that has been accumulated over the last 60 years. Yard sale advice would be welcome at this point.

Some of the furniture you see in the photo is my grandmother’s. Some of it belongs to me and Chase. What does it all have in common? All of it will still be in the house a week from now and will be ours to deal with. Anyone have re-upholstering advice?

I have urges to cook that are so strong I’m surprised I haven’t started flipping pancakes in my sleep. However, all of my pots, pans, etc. are still in boxes that are buried under more boxes and nearly impossible to retrieve, and every surface of the kitchen is covered in clutter. For now I can only look longingly and hope to one day have a reason to go grocery shopping again.

Our goals for the following week are as follows:

1) Move into house.
2) Stop living out of suitcases (see #1)
3) Find jobs
4) Buy Chase a new car with 4WD (we sold his in LA)
5) Try to locate all of the gift cards we were given over the holidays.
6) Unpack bedroom. All other rooms will have to wait.
7) Find boxes with bedroom items (see #6)
8 ) Begin plan of attack for remodel. Try not to cry when calculating a budget.

Stay tuned for more scenes from the Great Remodel of 2013. Thanks for reading xoxo

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4 Thoughts on “Well…now what?

  1. Congrats on surviving the move! Good luck with the unpacking and especially with the job hunt!

  2. Tasha on January 5, 2013 at said:

    So my mom has reupholstered her couches and several other pieces of furniture as well as cushions for boats. I think she’s back in FL now, but she will be back in the mountains later this spring. If you find a fabric that you like, I’m certain she can make new covers for everything for a reasonable price.

  3. Taryn on January 6, 2013 at said:

    Have any young relatives/friends/acquaintances in the area that may have sparsely furnished apartments/kitchens and don’t care if stuff is new and/or matches? Give them all the clutter you don’t want that they may need. My first apartment was furnished with a lot of kitchen stuff from my great grandmother’s old house when she moved into an assisted living facility, along with some good garage sale finds.

  4. Whisper on January 8, 2013 at said:

    Congrats on getting loved ones, self, and stuff from one side of the country to the other!

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