It's official. The SandCastle Crew is relocating the Base. The SandCastle Queen and I spent 45 minutes signing a stack of papers at least an inch tall. At least one document was our certification that we signed another document. The title has been officially recorded and it's ours.
Now the real work begins - sorting through almost 20 years of accumulated stuff and moving every thing over.
Step 1 - change the locks!
Update 2145 same day...
Wow... from the first "hey lets see what's out there?" less than 4 months ago, we closed today on a new SandCastle Base.
The SandCastle Crew enjoyed our first dinner tonight at the new house. There isn't much furniture at the new place but the Realtor bought the formal dining table from the seller for us as a "thank you" gift*. We changed out the deadbolts and called it a day. The SCQueen was down for the count shortly after returning to the existing base.
I took the day off and spent it reviewing the accumulation of documents on my desk. So far I've emptied the "toss can" 4x, the shredder 8x and loaded up one box of "keep". Oh and I may have burned out the shredder. It presently doesn't work. I'm hoping it's a thermal fuse and will be OK in the AM.
It amuses me... rather than keeping after the paper piles here.. we're moving... which will force us to separate the wheat from the chaff. The garage will be even worse :-( Our household systems clearly need some work:-(
On the upside, the SCQueen's dad has been in a convalescent home for > 1 mo and at one point had seemed to have lost the will to live. Now he can't wait to see the new place. His daughter's have come up with a plan for a visit Saturday AM and then take him to lunch.
It will be a slow move. We are not under the contractual "gun" to move under a specific timeline. We have several property upgrades to finish before actually moving in: double pane windows, security cameras, additional insulation, etc...
Oh.. and Mother's day is this weekend.. We got a new house. What are you getting Mom? ;-)
* The SCQueen asked for it to be included in the sale. The seller wouldn't include it, but our Realtor was amenable to purchase it for us. If anyone needs an honorable rep in the Phoenix metro area, just ask and I'd happily to recommend him. He's the best. (FTC disclaimer: I 've seen good and I've seen bad... Said Realtor did not solicit this recommendation nor offer any compensation in any way. He's just that good.)