Monday, April 4, 2011

Time Has Flown!

Okay, so it has been a while.  Life, especially at work, has kept me very busy, and now I am in crunch mode.  It's not looking great.  I think this is the point in the process during which it would be normal to freak out a little.  Here is the latest:

To-Do With the Old House
  • Pack: Started
  • Get rid of stuff not needed: Started (just took a big load to the thrift store this weekend)
  • Store any stuff to be kept for some later date: Started
  • Do necessary repairs or updates on the house: Started, but not much done yet
  • Paint areas of the house needing new paint
  • Clean the house from top to bottom: Started
  • Stage the house to get rid of it
  • Get out of the house to make it easier to get rid of: The family is on target with plans to move May sister is even flying out that weekend to help
  • Get rid of the house (Rent it out?  Sell it?): No luck with Craigslist or "For Rent" sign, so meeting with a rental agent tomorrow...will shift to sale strategy in late May

To-Do For the New Apartment
  • Decide on an apartment: Have generally narrowed down our options to on-campus housing
  • Rent the apartment:  Have put in student housing application
  • Set up utilities (including finally getting cell phones): Have been researching cell phones and cell phone plans
  • Design the apartment: Have been researching design for small apartments
  • Unpack
  • Buy any necessary items
  • Try to achieve the design (this will be divided into more bullets once it is clear what the design entails)

To-Do For the Move in General
  • Get jobs: Masasa has first interview this week
  • Figure out a good schooling situation for the kids: Have visited the majority of magnet schools, and we are keeping in touch with the schools since we didn't have a CT address in time for the lottery
  • Enroll the kids in school, if applicable: See above
  • Get bikes and a laptop
  • Teach the kids to ride bikes: As of baby girl's birthday, both kids now have a bike.  Hopefully baby boy will fit on his hand-me-down bike by late summer.
  • Get in shape so downsizing to one-car isn't too traumatic: Manina has started working out daily
  • Find new doctors, therapists, and all that stuff: Started research
  • Do all the change-of-address stuff

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