Moving Day Is Here and We’re Ready

I just got word today that our apartment will be ready tomorrow. I’ve also learned that the house sale will close on Monday. That means we have four days to move. Yup. Moving day is here.

My daughter and I have both been getting a little anxious to get this done with. After all, we’re currently living in an almost-empty house. Last week, the 12-year-old couch and recliner was sold. Today, the washer and dryer was sold. It’s getting pretty sparse in here.

Moving Day Is a Good Day

I’ve moved quite a few times in my life. I’ve lived in this house for almost six years. That’s almost a record for me. Actually, it might be a record. My family moved a lot when I was a kid. And even though my parents had the same house for 15-20 years, I was in and out of that house as a kid and a young adult.

I’ve always appreciated the change that can come with moving. It creates a sense of new beginnings and second chances. So moving day is a good day. Yes, it physically sucks, but once it’s done it’s a good feeling.

And we’ve thinned out our belongings so much that we won’t even need a moving truck. I’ll be able to move everything with a handful of trips in my Ford Ranger. I’m sure it will wind up being more than I expect. It always is, even when you think it won’t be.

But honestly, I only have about 8-10 pieces of furniture left, and it’s mostly smaller pieces like chairs, stools, and cabinets. I let all the bigger stuff go. We are due for some new furnishings, so I figured I’d let someone else haul it in and set it up. Even then, I’m going to be keeping it minimal.

Soon to Be Debt Free

I’m really excited about this. In a matter of a couple of weeks, I’ll have zero debt. That’s right. The following loans will be paid in full:

  • Mortgage: $160,000
  • Personal Loan: $25,000
  • Car Loan: $14,500
  • Orthodontist: $1200

I paid off all the credit cards last year when I did a refinance on the house. In total, I’ll have eliminated debt (not including mortgage) by about $50,000 in less than two years.

I’ll admit that it was because of real estate that I was able to get rid of that debt. But I’m still not convinced that I want to jump back into buying another house.

Anyway, the next few weeks will be exciting. We’ll get settled into the new place, buy new furniture, and get a feel for how we’ll like it. I’ll be writing again soon to let you know how it all goes.

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James Ewen
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