I spent a busy day preparing for the upcoming move. I was mostly on the phone arranging for the utilities to be switched from the present occupant to me, and new service where necessary. It's all done.
I went to the Post Office to arrange for service to begin next week. I still have to change the address with all my contacts, magazines, etc. We had to call the court house to determine, for certain, what the address is. I'd been given one house number, and it is the one that was in all the legal papers, but all the utility companies thought it was a different one. I have no idea where the one I had came from! Anyway, it turns out that the utility folks were right! I had to call them all back and correct it! Not only that, but I had to call the post office back and tell them. The funny part about that is that the PO lady told me that it didn't really matter, I'd get the mail, regardless of which address was used!! She said, "I know who you are, and anything that comes in with your name will get to you. Small towns, no, make that teeny-tiny villages such as this one (population in 2000 = 565; when I move in , it will be 566!!!!) have interesting personalities!! Now I have to get used to an address different that I've been thinking was mine for the past two months! Good grief!
As of Wednesday 2/28 (signing day) the phone will be on and DSL will be ready to go with the hook up of the modem. Thursday 3/1 , I will spend cleaning and moving small things from this house to the new one. On Friday 3/2, I'll be painting the first coat, a primer in the great room and hall to cover up the rather awful turquoise that is on the walls as of now. Boy, it is a vile color. I love turquoise, but not that dark, not that much, and not on the walls of MY house!!! While I'm doing the painting, the satellite dish will be set up, and by Friday night, I could probably stay there in relative comfort if I want to. It feels good to have this many details in place. It feels good to be this close to being "home."
Yep, I'm gettin' there!!