Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Moving to an Apartment in Rocket City

Last week I asked Alison, my realtor,
Can I just move this summer
 (with the for sale sign up)?

She said yes.


I spent a few days in Huntsville earlier this month.  While there I applied to substitute teach for the fall and scouted out apartments. 

I chose one which is not far from my family.  It is a 1402 square feet apartment with two bedrooms and two bathrooms and an eat-in kitchen. 

So when you come into the foyer of the four apartments in this building, two are upstairs and mine is at the right on the ground floor. I signed the lease for two years electronically. 

Huntsville is colder than I have been used to in Florida, and so having the front door and the back door open to a foyer before you go outside is great. Also the front foyer has mail boxes! 

I will like an eat-in kitchen where I can also put my upright freezer.
The complex has an exercise room, pool, and walking track for dogs. Maintenance is provided. Really more plusses than minuses.

Last week my water heater went out. Today I had a new water heater installed in my house. It might have waited until the house sold, but it didn't. When I move to an apartment, the landlord will take care of things like water heaters. 

So what needs to happen for me to move to Huntsville? I have to do more packing and some downsizing especially of clothes. I have different sizes of clothing and need to settle on what to take. Also, I want to finish a quilt for the last grandchild of my husband before I move. I want to see people before I move. 

I do not know how it will all happen--moving--but better to move at age 70 rather than be moved to a nursing home later with someone having to sell my house and sort through my junk. I am taking care of it myself. 

Thanks for your prayers, folks. 

12 comments:

  1. Your apartment sounds like a nice one with that many square feet Carol! Should be roomy and plenty of room for your stuff and Ziggy!

    betty

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    1. Thanks, Betty. You and Mary have had excellent suggestions for me.

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  2. that does sound like a nice place. I don't know if you swim but it is very good exercise and not so hard. we are going to have a pool at our bigger house soon. Not an in ground but just a cheaper big pool.

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    1. I think I will enjoy seasons in Huntsville. Yes I will get into swimming some.

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  3. Your new place sounds wonderful. So much less to take care of.

    Such a huge job to downsize!

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    1. The downsizing began with The House That Cleans Itself and continued when my husband died. Last fall there were three garage sales for his tools and shop equipment.

      Moving without selling the house is now a faith adventure. With my nephew's health condition, I can see why this move at this time needs to happen. Look forward to being there for family as they have been there for me.

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  4. It sounds like a great place, Carol! I'm happy that you're getting under way with your move. I hope you're doing okay. I know it has to be hard to be moving on from the home you shared with your husband. I've spent the day writing a blog post and catching up on reading blogs - it's been a long time!

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    1. Look forward to catching up with you too.

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  5. Quilt is done and there is an offer on the house. Packing now and subbing 3 days this week and one more DUI session to teach on Saturday. How will it all come together? Thanks for your prayers.

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    1. It came together. Thank you, Lord! I am here.Had a good night's sleep and am ready to move in today, June 1st. The Plant City house has a few things left in it, that I believe Pharis will get when he is able. The sale hasn't been finalized, but it is the works.

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  6. Wonderful news. I pray the Lord will give you strength for the days ahead.

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