Monday, February 23, 2015


We have just four days until we move out of our home. Four days. Crazy! 

The hubby trying to (unsuccessfully) take indentations out of our carpet.

We met the renters yesterday and they are super nice. For those that don't know, the hubby and I are moving (for at least six months) to Florida. Our lease won't start until April 15. 

The hubby clearing & cleaning. It is amazing how much STUFF we had!

We advertised our PA home for rent and got an amazing couple. They sold their MD home and are building a home here in PA. While they have their home built, they needed to rent. So they are going to live in our home while their home is being built.

Our kitchen. We are using these two outdoor chairs & a crate as our only seating in the house. Everything else sold.

We have been storing almost everything in the guest bedroom. It is the last room that will need the paint fixed.

We decided to find a temporary rental here in PA so our renters could move in after their closing. We found a place just about two miles down the road and will move on Friday. A friend owns it and gave us a great deal. 

Our home for 6 weeks while still in PA.

The living room in our rental.

Our rental kitchen.

It has been COLD here in PA. Snowy & cold. We are so exciting to be moving to FL. Florida is in the 70's and we were in the negative temperatures last week. 

Sitting in the car for a few minutes while the hubby ran into the grocery store.

Driving home from the grocery store.
I was amused when I woke up and my clock said "DIE". It turns out that when we replaced the batteries, the language setting was changed from English to German. It is amusing me and so I left it.

Yup. -6.7 degrees.

-12. That was the actual temperature. I realize some parts of the country deal with colder temperatures than PA. I don't know how they do it. Do they stay inside all the time? Wear some kind of protective sleeping bag/snow suit?

The hubby using the snow blower.

We won't have internet in our rental. Thankfully our phones get great reception and we can check our emails, Facebook & watch Netflix on those. I am hoping to blog with my phone but I am not sure that is actually going to happen just yet. So this blog may be silent for awhile :)

I hope everyone is having a great week!

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

10 days left until move out

We are so blessed. 

The empty living room

We found a rental on our favorite place in the US for six months starting mid-April. We adore Anna Maria Island, Florida and cannot wait to call it home. While down there, we will look for a more permanent home. 

The (almost) empty office.

We found the perfect renters for our home. We didn't want to leave it empty for the six months we will be in FL. Our new renters need a place to stay while they are building a home here in PA. 

We sold our chairs but thankfully had porch chairs downstairs.

We sold off almost everything we owned. All the furniture except one bed has been sold. I would say at least half of our other possessions were sold. The rest are either coming with us to FL or will be boxed and left in the basement. 

The laundry room. We have been using this room to store the paint & cleaning supplies.
Our renters are closing on their home at the end of February. The original plan was that they might stay with family in the area until mid-March. 
The empty bathroom

However, we found a great temporary place to stay for our remaining time in PA. The temporary place is perfect. It is only five minutes away from our current home and it is owned by a friend. Plus, we can get in right away so we can start moving stuff. This meant our renters could move in on February 28.

The (almost) empty master walk-in closet.
We have 10 days left in this house. We loved living here for the past 13 years. It has been a great house for us. But we are excited to be moving onto the next chapter of our lives. We really think that we will sell this house after the renters leave. I cannot imagine living in FL and wanting to come back to these crazy cold temperatures and snows.

The master bedroom. Our renters have purchased the white soft & ottoman and so that got to stay in this room. We have been cleaning carpets which is why the fans are drying it.

Monday, February 9, 2015

The week in review - 2/9/2015

I haven't blogged for more than a week. My wrists were hurting pretty badly last week. 

The hubby starting to clean out every. single. cabinet.

Monday, February 2, 2015


The hubby got stuck with the UHaul trailer. Poor guy. Thankfully a friend came and helped since I couldn't get the Explorer out of the driveway. The driveway was completely covered with snow.

The snow was gorgeous but we are done with the cold now.

We have amazing news. Our home has been rented! A lovely couple from MD is having a house built here in PA and needs a home for 6+ months. Guess who has a home that is available for 6+ months? US! God is so good to us. We have begun to sell our furniture and it is selling much faster than we expected.