Wednesday, July 16, 2014
Today's freebie: moving boxes!
Today's punch list:
-take down all curtains for laundering in the next few days (weather finally cleared, anticipated forecast is great until Sunday afternoon)
-remove all curtain hardware that I want: rods and brackets that hold them to the windows (single window, double window, tension rod, cafe curtain) leaving the long, triple window rods here. Very few rods were left when I moved in, so what few I am leaving-let's call it square. I am also leaving the Wm vinyl privacy blinds in the bedrooms and the main bath
-monthly cleaning service here, after they vacuumed the area rugs, we rolled and tied them, removed the pads underneath (stored those)and tossed one from the DR "porch" as it disintegrated due to the bricks underneath (retained solar heat I guess)
-I also called the business office and scheduled an appointment for the new house to get a quote for services there
-Landscaper here, told him of our move, gave him the new address and told him to give me a quote within the next few weeks. I asked him to continue coming here once/week ( usually Wed) but the week just prior to this lease running out, to come that Fri
-called the electric co to get power in my name at the new place (didn't cancel here yet, as I am uncertain of our exact last day. While I have until 1 pm on 8/14, I am certain that I'll be moved, this place cleaned before then)
-called the cable company. Their ads are accurate-very easy to switch homes. In fact, I was entitled to a moving promo, which reduced my current bill by $7 (Netflix is $8-so awesome)AND we are back with the cable package that I had to move down from last Summer/Fall due to cost. I arranged an appointment for my cable/Internet install.
-called the Newspaper (have had a billing issue for months that still needed to be straightened out) and arranged for delivery at the new place
-mailed out Postal change of address forms. Sure, one can download them and do it on line-at a $1/person fee. No thanks.I went to the PO and got the forms myself.
-finalizing arrangements for a second hand CL dresser for DD. Actually here in town, too. Trying to coordinate w/ college boy for pick up tomorrow.
-got 3 boxes packed, will move to stuff I can garbage bag: sheets/towels kind of stuff next.
Tomorrow, more business calls to make. Heard from the realtor (of course not the LL) in response to my email yesterday. She called asking if she could come by and try the key, leave a lock box. Sure. Wanted to know how I wanted to handle showings. (nothing in my lease addresses this). She asked if they can call my cell-sure that is the only phone I have. She asked if it was Ok if they called and just left a messaage on my cell then came over. NO! I told her that I am not trying to be difficult, but we are still living here, special needs kid is in school, siblings could be sleeping, and I am not comfortable having anyone here if my kids are alone (w/o me). For example, I have a medical appt next week, my phone will be off. A realtor calls "we're on our way!" and walks in the hosue unannounced, to my kids? No 'mam! She agreed to a 24 hour notice. I told her that they would have to set up an appointment-I have numerous appointments/commitments coming up. She was OK with that. Supposedly the paper work was faxed to the LL today, realtor wants to come back and take photos (why not save prior ones?)but she will be disappointed as my home will be far from "staged" when she does return. Shrug. Not my issue.
Got a good start on things, it's becoming very real that I am moving. Very excited and filled with anticipation!