Movin On Up

Tomorrow we move into our temporary apartment. It’s a small, one-bedroom place, literally less than 1/4 the size of the house we’re moving out of. So, we have a kilo-foot3 of stuff in a Pod. Plus two (!) storage units.

We were supposed to move Saturday, but the big winter storm shut that plan down. Instead, I spent the weekend driving around on icy roads, trying to get stuff in storage, buy boxes, buy packing tape, buy more boxes, etc.. Only got stuck once!

New house is in progress, finally. They’re lowering the humidity in the crawlspace and ripping out moldy drywall. We’ve picked out a floor (I think) and got a huge assist on cost from a friend who works for a big flooring manufacturer. We’re going to spend some money to get the garage raised to the right level.

It’s weird that I can’t think of anything that’s going terribly right now.

8 thoughts on “Movin On Up

  1. Rob Caldecott

    Great news about the house!

    All that Yankee snow is turning into rain and heading this way, threatening a month’s worth of rain in 24 hours. I blame Donald Trump.

  2. Rob Caldecott

    BTW will you be moving into the new house when it’s finished? Or will you sell it and run…?

  3. Countme-In

    Good on ya, Mr. and Mrs. cleek. You deserve a run of good luck.
    See “Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House” Cary Grant and Myrna Loy.

  4. HinTN

    Do you have an elevation drawing of how raising the garage to the right level is going to look and a good estimate if how much is going to cost? There must have been some engineering reason for that original split-level. /end curmudgeon

    Great news!

    1. cleek Post author

      The original plans called for a level garage. I think the builder just dropped it because he didn’t want to bother leveling the lot (it’s on a pretty good hill). The estimate is about 40k

  5. joel hanes

    I think the builder just dropped it because he didn’t want to bother leveling the lot

    I remember that post, where you recounted your discovery that the builder had decided to ignore the plans in a major way without your knowledge, much less consent, and I remember thinking “What the actual fuck? I would never trust that contractor for anything ever again.”

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