The wheels are in motion…

 

We just dropped off our rental app and deposit.   From our conversations with the homeowner today it all seems like a formality at this point.    She’s definitely sold on us.

So…  looks like I will probably start moving this weekend.

Originally we were aiming for mid-December, but she offered to start letting us move in sooner with discounted first-month’s rent…  since we could, we took her up on it.  Gives us ample breathing room to facilitate the move.   Things to do.

We’d like a functional alarm system before we have to actually sleep there, so now we won’t be so rushed to get that sort of thing done.    Busy weekend ahead though.

On the plus side… since we won’t be moving mid-month… and because having onsite storage means no more off-site storage, we’ll have Yule time décor readily accessible and it would now make sense to actually bother with expressing holiday cheer.   It didn’t make sense to bother with things like a tree when you knew you were going to do a tear-down mere days after completing the setup.    I like my holidays, but if you saw my Halloween pics, you might have a sense of the amount of effort that goes into it.   (This year I started Hallowmas at the beginning of September.   Next year, we were talking about, is looking more like August… although, now that we have garage (aka workshop) space, it might make for some more ambitious plans than we originally had.  That in turn may necessitate an even earlier start.   

2011 will mark the 13th anniversary of Radcliffe, so naturally we have a duty to celebrate and celebrate big this year.   Its all our 13th (mostly) Annual  [this or that event], for pretty much everything.   Speaking of which… I think it’s about time to call a board meeting and a broader staff meeting.  

Definitely one of those mixed emotions type of things.   I’m still sad about having to effectively leave this house abandoned.   Its served me well.   Guess all one can do is give thanks.  

I’m also kind of bummed that the Dowds will no longer be ‘just around the corner.’   Its been cool having them at hand.    All too short a time of such close-proximity-dwelling.   On the other hand this will force the issue in resuming regularly scheduled weekly services.  

Speaking of which… this new place is laid out a lot better in terms of hosting social occasions than the current place was.   I am looking forward to full resumption of all events and services.

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