If all goes as planned, 3 weeks from right now, Shawn and I will be at least half-way to Seattle! Moving day is definitely coming up quickly! Here's a quick update on some of the things we've been doing this week.
First of all, we still don't have a place to live! So that's top priority, in my mind. :) I've been scouring the internet, and I've sent Shawn to look at a few places. I was getting excited about a 3-bedroom apartment that was actually a little cheaper than some other places we've been looking at, but when Shawn went to see it yesterday, he let me know that it had a "scuzzy feeling" to it. Not what we want. :( After checking out a couple places today, though, Shawn let me know that there is a unit available in one of our "top 3 apartments" that we chose back in June. It's a bit smaller than I was hoping for, but I think we can make it work. If nothing else, we can rent a storage unit (again). He's going to look at one more townhouse on Monday, so I'm hoping that we'll be able to make a definite decision early next week!
It's also been my job to figure out "how" we're moving. I got an estimate earlier this week that basically let us know that we can probably hire professional movers for not much more than it would cost us to move ourselves! Shawn is very happy to hear that (since he'd be doing the vast majority of the heavy lifting...let's be honest)! Hopefully we'll book them early next week, too.
I've also been scouring the apartment, looking for "stuff" that I'd rather get rid of instead of lugging all the way to Seattle. As some of you know, I've had a wedding dress (never worn) hanging in a closet for the last 5 years. A few days ago, I shipped it off to Brides Against Breast Cancer. Click the link to read more about this great organization! I've also posted a number of books on ebay...we'll see if any of them sell. They're mostly textbooks or "teaching" books, so this might be the wrong time of year to sell any of them. I've taken pictures of various pieces of furniture that I'm hoping to sell via Craigslist. I've shredded 3 garbage bags full of old receipts and bills (which I'll now take to be recycled), and I took 2 bags of clothes and shoes to Goodwill this afternoon!
So...I've been a bit busy this week. Something tells me I'm just going to get busier over the next 3 weeks, though! Wish me luck!