Bye…Home Sweet Home…

Are you ready for this post??? Its a doozy! (But aren’t they all with me?) So over the past 3 weeks I have been packing up the house little by little and then it came……….time for it all to go.  Last Wednesday my mom and cousin came over to “Grocery Shop” in my pantry and fridge. Since we are no longer loading and then heading to Columbus most everything had to go! And yes, I wanted so badly to donate things to a charity but I am only 1 person and time was not on my side. I should of thought of it sooner! I was glad my family was able to come take most of it…..

 Last Wednesday I also closed on the Okc house……it’s weird…….I mean currently we do not own a home or have a place to live. I am at my parents right now as I type this. But lucky me…. 1 thing went well…..this closing could not have been smoother! And I gave myself a BIG pat on the back for doing this all myself!

Matt flew in for a few days to help with the final packing and loading the U-Hual! But look at all of this…..I was very proud I did all this myself! I just took it a little at a time and I tried to not get overwhelmed.

 On Thursday when it was time to load up clothes and bedding…things started to hit home…….this is really happening! And going from needing 1 suitcase for a over night stay to needing things for a week or maybe more was complicated. I am a crazy bag lady now!

 Since everything always seems to go crazy for me….of course it rained the ENTIRE day as we loaded the U-Hual and moved out of the house! Luckily we all dug in and realized it’s just water……we had no choice but to laugh it off and move on.

 We had both of our families there to help and things went great……everything was organized and everyone had stuff to do but not one person carried the burden. We all made a wonderful team! Yay Us!

 A 2 story home sucks when it comes to moving in and out…….And of course upstairs is where all our heavy stuff seemed to be.

 1/2 way thru the day things started to clear out and the house started to echo………

 My Mom, Mother-in-Law and myself were the clean up crew! As soon as the guys emptied a room we jumped on it and cleaned it up. Once rooms started to be done and doors started closing it was nice to see the progress we have made.

 Now…..the bad…… about 1pm we realized that not everything was going to fit. So we had to start giving things away and deciding what to leave behind. It sucks but there was nothing we could do about it at this point! We are moving cross country ourselves and sometimes “it is what it is”……I am sure when the new couple moved in on Saturday they were happy to see some “gifts” we left them!

 Empty bathroom…………It’s weird, but I will say we left the house much better than it was when we moved it. And I am sure the new owners will continue to add onto what we have started!

 At about 2:30pm it was down to the wire and the guys had a crazy puzzle to figure what would fit where and how!???

 This is the completed pack……….ya, we may have had to shove things in at the end….but we were so glad it was over! We started with boxes and tubs, then moved onto big furniture, chairs and what you see here was the left overs that we were able to shove in.

 I was excited that we actually pulled it off on our own…..with family. We did it!

 Here are my In-Laws “Beverly Hillbillies” truck loaded with the things we gave away to family……….cabinets, patio furniture, shelving………….

The “Crew”…..Thank you Thank You Thank You…..we could never have done it without you……And Thunder Up of course!

 The U-hual left with our entire life inside to go stay at my Father-in-laws work warehouse. We were lucky that that was one thing we didn’t have to pay extra for! And ya, it totally bottomed out as Matt pulled out of the driveway! haha!

 And here she is……………… One last look. To be honest everything happened so quick that day I don’t feel like I was able to process everything and say goodbye. It is sad……our first home is our home no more. Matt proposed here, we held showers here, family dinners, Birthdays, we brought home all our animals to this home it is all they know. Thank you for a lovely 6 years…………

What now? Well our wonderful mortgage guy in Columbus left on vacay without telling us so we still have no closing date. Matt flew back to Columbus this morning and I moved back in with my parents. My babies? They are being boarded….which will be another post all together. I miss them so much it hurts. My animals are my home and although I am at home with my parents this week will be hard. On top of all the emotions I am already feeling I feel like I am a little lost.
Well, we are 1/2 way there………I just hope everything else comes together sooner rather than later!


  1. The Kovash Family
    May 13, 2012 / 10:32 pm

    Can you "fire" your mortgage guy?! Seriously!!!

  2. Becky
    May 15, 2012 / 1:27 am

    I am so proud of you taking care of all of the stuff on your own. You should feel very, very proud. It is so sad to see it empty and I will seriously miss being able to run over to your house to see you…only a couple of miles away. Not sure I will be able to drive over there without crying now that you are gone.

  3. Practical Traci
    May 15, 2012 / 3:58 pm

    Makes me so sad- You and I bought our houses at the same time and here you are moving on. Moore will miss you, Nicole! It was good to see you from afar at the Thunder game last night. By the way, I love your new blog design!

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