Friday, July 14, 2017

Moving!

I hate to even think about it!  However it is true...we are moving to Florida in September.

For the past few weeks I've been supervising the packing and moving of things not going with us.  The folks at Catholics Charities and Salvation Army know my husband by name now.


(Of course in the middle of all this a friend gave me this quilt top...it is coming with me!)

We did a first cut at culling the bookcases...imagine my surprise when I realized all our bookcases were double stacked!  Zikes!  I thought that only happened in my Quilt Studio...

The clearing part is almost over.  I sold a few pieces of furniture and some other "stuff" to lighten the load.  Have a few boxes packed to go to nieces and nephews.  After that I'm settling back to my sewing room while my husband tackles the garage!

We are having movers come in to do the actual pack-out and move.  I just don't want to move stuff down there that we will either not need or not use.  Sigh...

The most exciting news...Watson is now a therapy dog!  He finally passed obedience school and showed his three "skills": if I fall to the ground and do not move he howls to get attention; he will go find my husband on command (my husband has hearing problems so if I need help it isn't like I can just call him!  I have to send the small white dog) and finally when a beeper or alarm goes off he demands that either I or my husband goes to it.  It took us 3-1/2 years.  I think that may be as far as we can go with him!

12 comments:

straythreads said...

Best wishes with your move we did the downsizing move last summer and we still have stuff we can't find a place for in our new home. But it's all really good stuff! Ha
So happy for you with the dog

AnnieO said...

I know you've moved a number of times but it isn't ever easy to cull things forever! Good thing there are charities to accept usable items. Good on Watson!

Dee W said...

Good boy Watson! It's a great accomplishment for sure. Didn't you just get a new sewing room? So sorry you won't get a chance to break it in more. I hope your new home has a nice sewing room. We will be watching for updates. Be safe.

Marj said...

Best wishes for an easy move, we will miss you at the Woolies!

Frog Quilter said...

I hope you will still blog... I'll miss running into you at Branums. Hugs.

Mary Johnson said...

Where in FL?! We're in Tampa now.

Karen said...

I am also asking where in Florida? We live in the Melbourne area which is close to Cocoa Beach.

Janet O. said...

And I am asking "Why Florida?" Work related, nearer to family, or what?
Moving is such a chore! I hope you can pace yourself and not get too overtired!
I agree--definitely take that quilt top with you.

Sundae Quilter said...

What is taking you to Florida?

O'Quilts said...

wow..that is a big move!! congrats on the therapy dog..wonderful news...so worth it.!

June said...

I grew up in S. Florida and lived in the Kissimmee area before the Disney era. Loved Central Florida, but not so much S. Florida. Good luck with your move and hope that you will keep blogging. My Dad had MS, that's why we moved to S. Fla. June

Me and My Stitches said...

Moving does not sound like fun at all! But it sounds like you have a really good start on thinning some things out - it sure can be hard to do. Congrats to Watson - that is really great news. My brother has a second home in Florida, and one of my nieces has lived there for years. I only like it in the winter! Too hot and humid for me. I went there with my brother a few years ago in June and thought I was going to die! Of course, there were some hot flashes going on at that time, so that didn't help matters. Hope you love your new home!