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Moving is for the birds.

This stuff hasta gooooo

Chaos

Who ever said “moving is for the birds’ was not thinking clearly.  Actually, birds have got it right.  They take only the feathers on their back. Lance and I have been together about 3 years now and we’ve moved 5 times already.  It hasn’t gotten any easier, yet. I’m thankful he’s so strong and glad that our Realtor friend, Rockey, still answers his phone when he knows we’ve got a move on the horizon. The most interesting move was when we stayed 7 months at a house that was already completely furnished. We put all our stuff into PODS. Whoever created that idea is a genius. No truck to rent/drive/gas up and get back in a few days.  No loading truck, unloading to storage unit, reload from storage onto truck and unload at next house.

Everyone has moved, some of us, many times. I wish I could say I’ve gotten good about skinnying down. I still have much to learn. I DID go to Target & TJ Maxx last week and managed to buy ZERO (not even any popcorn, only because my crown was busted). When my parents became actual Empty Nesters- (it took awhile, cause a few of us ‘boomeranged’ back into the nest for a spell)they moved from Iowa to Florida. My mom and dad actually were snow birds, and they moved like the birds, taking zero furniture or dishes with them.  My mom’s friends thought she was insane. Some of my sisters-in-law thought it a bit odd, too. Mom told her 7 kids they could come get what memorabilia they wanted, but the rest was getting sold or given to charity. Wow, looking back I am quite in awe of that move. They bought a condo that had everything, even the silverware. What fun for them to have all new stuff. Later on they bought a 2nd house in TX and slowly started acquiring more ‘stuff’ (don’t we all?)

For our current ‘flip this house’ project, we borrowed alot of furniture to fill it up. We went from a 1200 sq ft house in the country to this 3300 sq ft house, closer in. Lance does a primo job getting our assorted furnishings staged just right. Potential buyers are impressed with what Mr. Fixit & Mr. Decorator have done! He’s even Mr. Clean, when he wants to be. Enough about my ‘mid-life catch of a man’. Mr. Right  😉 and I are headed to a 760 sq ft cabin, 1 tiny bathroom, plus an extra person (RKK). Thank goodness there is a big arse pole barn there, too. Another adventure awaits, for sure!  Maybe this blog will finally get to be about actually GOING TO IDAHO.

One day, maybe we’ll be done moving. Maybe we’ll even dub it  ‘Dunmovin Farm‘.  In the meantime, we pack up and wonder “how did we acquire so much STUFF?”  I think any young adult needs to befriend someone moving. How much ‘unwanted stuff’ they could acquire for free!  Not to mention all the freezer goods that just won’t be moved from point A to point B. Which reminds me, dinner needs to consist of frozen corn & lima beans.

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About Lets Go To Idaho

Me, Mare, empty nester, flew the coop (& heat) of Alabama and landed in northern Idaho. Bought a house without setting foot in the state. This blog was created in the summer of 2011, as my beau, Lance and I were packing to move to north... Many things, big and small, have happened since that blistering hot July in Bama when I began this blog. Read about our whirlwind adventures. Our real life love story. The good, the bad, the silly and the crazy things that happen to us.

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  1. When I moved out of my Dad’s house I was lucky enough to not have to buy a single piece of furniture. I got a couch from my Mom, some decorative small tables from my grandparent’s house, and scored some really amazing tables (kitchen and coffee). I only bought a little kitchen stand type thing to hold a few kitchen appliances. Even all of my plates came from my grandparents (oh, and some mugs and pots/pans from Krista). Cory sometimes mentions how we should buy new bowls and plates, but I don’t see a reason to. Once you start acquiring really nice things, you feel tied down. I could give all of my stuff away and not care, so long as I have my cats. I prefer feeling free!

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  2. Moving. Wow in the last 14 yrs LuAnn and I have moved 5 times plus we have moved Emily (the one getting the civic) 4 times in 6 yrs, and our eldest daughter twice and our son twice’. I often think I should have invested in a moving van. Oh, LuAnn and I have 1 more move, I like the idea of “dunmovinfarm” I may borrow that. I don’t know if there is a better way to move than to sell all or have a moving company come do it all…lol . I never got to find out.

    Donny in Hamilton

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