Settling in at a Snail’s Pace

We moved in about a week and a half ago and this is what my sewing room looks like.

As you can see, there are no sewing machines set up and all you see is STUFF. There is an order to the madness though. I have been throwing some big sales to move some of the items I don’t want to sell anymore and are just taking up space.

I know the pictures above look to be chaos, but I have been organizing my stock room (although it is about 10 times too small for my stock). While organizing, I’m evaluating what I plan to continue carrying and what will be discontinued, so make sure you keep checking my $2 sale until its out of items. I have more items planning to hit the sale this week.

I still have a lot to do, but I am making progress. I am working on filling my storage drawers with my rings, slides and hook hardware. I wish I had a magic wand or could blink and make everything organized. Hopefully I will have an actually sewing room by next week.

3 months later…..

It has been nearly 3 months since we packed up California and headed east to Florida. The journey really started back in January when we decided to make this change, but we are getting closer to see our move completed. We found a house a month ago and have been going through the escrow process, which I can tell you has been even more stressful than our first house purchase.

We found a cute (meaning smaller than our previous house) house literally 2 blocks from my parent’s house. From 2000 miles away to 2 blocks away. That’s the biggest change.

We have been staying in a vacation rental for the last 3 months and I am totally over it. It has a kitchen smaller than my smallest kitchen as a single person. Try cooking a meal with 3 in a room that is has foot room of 2 feet by 4 feet. Many tempers have been lost and I hate that.

Our closing is on Thursday. We get our keys and sign over our life savings. Then the fun begins. Movers come Saturday, then again on Tuesday with the rest of our stuff. I really miss my bed and good nights of sleep.

Luckily Emily started school last week, so she’s getting into a routine again. I look forward to getting into a routine myself. I’ll report back again after we are physically in our house. In the mean time, here are some pictures from our summer adventures.