The House is ALMOST Empty - Sunday - February 26, 2012

Nancy and I just got home from delivering furniture to our daughter’s house in Raleigh, NC.  We were thrilled that they wanted and could use quite a bit of our furniture.

Early Friday morning, we rented a 16 foot Penske truck. 01 - Penske Truck in Drive

With the help of our friend, Bill Jordan,
we had it loaded and ready to go by 9:30am.   02 - Bill and Bill loading the Truck

It was loaded with four beds and mattress sets,
a complete living room set, a computer desk,
 a loveseat and lots of large family photos.03 - Truck loaded and ready to go

We lucked out with the weather.  We managed to get the truck loaded before a major rain and wind storm arrived.  We seemed to out run the storm as we headed north. 

On our way, we made a quick visit to check up on Gin and Syl.  They are camping in the their driveway while they wait to get their house sold.  It is always good to see them, even if it is just a quick visit.  By the way, TAWANDA really takes up a good bit of space in their driveway ;o)) We hope it won’t be long before they will be on the road again!!

We arrived at Julie’s just before dinner time.  We decided to chill Friday evening, give my back a rest and just enjoy time with the grandchildren. 

Early Saturday morning, we began the big switch.  Some of the furniture in the house was carried to the neighbors, some was being donated to a shelter and some was just going to the dump.  Once it was all out of the house, the new things were moved in.

The weather was very cold and windy
so the most important job went to Samantha!!   10 - Samantha the Door Girl

She was the designated Door Girl ;o)))   10b - Samantha the Door Girl
What a great job she did!!!

By noon, all the furniture was moved in. 

Computer Desk and Sofa look great :o))11 - Desk and Sofa fit

Good thing Nancy and Julie like the same colors. 

The gliders and tables look fantastic!!

Emily and Samantha have new beds in their room!!13 - New Beds for Girls Room

Daniel now has a set of Mates Beds with lots of drawers
to store all of his Legos!!!
14 - Mates Beds for Daniels Room

Everyone was thrilled with the new furniture and we were thrilled that we could help them out.   It really was a big help to us as we didn’t have to figure out how to sell and get rid of more “stuff” ;o))

When we got home today,
we laughed about our spacious house.
We now have one chair (to go to Nancy’s mother)
in our living-room along with a TV table and a borrowed lamp!!04 - Empty Livingroom

The dining-room is the collection point
for the garage sale stuff.
08 - Yard Sale Stuff

The guest bedroom is EMPTY :o)))05 - Empty Guest Bedroom

The Guest Bathroom looks quite sterile
since we sold all the tropical décor things ;o((06 - Empty Guest Bathroom

The treadmill is gone and the bonus room is empty ;o))07 - Empty Bonus Room - No Treadmill ;o))

The grandchildren’s bedroom is the staging area
 for the things that will be going with us.09 - Stuff to Go in Motorhome

It is getting close to time to get our new Winnebago Motorhome.  We are really getting excited.  But we still have many things to take care of such as: Cobra medical insurance, getting our taxes done, rolling over Nancy’s 401K, closing out accounts on our sticks and bricks, getting insurance lined up for the motorhome and a lot of other details.  But it is all GOOD!!!  We will get it done one step at a time. 

Yes, we are on our way:o)))


  1. You are definitely on your way!! It just seems like yesterday you were worrying that the house wouldn't sell. Can't wait to hear more about the new MH and see pictures!

  2. Another check off. It will not be long now!

  3. Woohoo! I loved seeing our house all empty like that :) Samantha made a wonderful door girl! Sure wish she had been available when we were doing it!

    The paperwork stuff will fall into place quickly. It only takes 1000 phone calls :)

  4. Oh boy, do these pics bring back memories of last May ... our house was looking just like yours :-)))

  5. Whoop Whoop! The almost-empty house looks nice! It's a good feeling, isn't it! Hurry up and get on the road! We miss you!

  6. You have to feel good about the almost empty house. I have a concrete sequential personality, so the neatly organized stacks organized in separate rooms make me smile. You are so close to getting to where you want to be.

  7. Glad to hear that your back is holding up well Bill. Back problems can be lingering.

    What a win/win situation for everyone. You get to see your furniture in the best of all possible homes where it clearly looks great and you can come back to visit it!!

    Love the look of that empty house. Bet you do too!!

    See you in a couple of weeks???

  8. Wow! You mean there IS light at the end of the tunnel?
    So happy for you two!

  9. It's hollow and echoes. If you want to wait, Lazy Days can give you an insurance quote when you do the final paperwork.

  10. It won't be long now! Looking forward to seeing pics of your new motorhome!

  11. Wonderful that your daughter was able to take your furniture, it surely is a load off your plate and you can visit it any time you want. Glad to see Bill wearing a back brace, don't need any repeats at this late date.

    Can't wait to see how you fit all that stuff in the new MH. That's a new challenge.

  12. Your furniture matched perfectly in it's new house!

    You're making great progress. Can't wait to see the new motor home!

  13. Nice to see your almost there. You have inspired us as we move through the process.

  14. Ron and Joan WestcottMarch 1, 2012 at 8:23 AM

    It's awesome to see the progress you guys are making! Hopefully we'll meet up with you somewhere... our house just sold so we're about a month behind you.

  15. It is exciting to move toward a new phase and adventure. It is also hard to part with "stuff" that has so many memories.
    So many details to keep you busy.