We are home! The MAG Move - Part II took place on Sunday, July 24, 2011. All of the credit for Part II goes to Abi who hired two strapping young men and coordinated the process of loading/unloading the U-haul; a much smaller truck for this half of the journey by the way. Ever efficient Abi had the guys load/unload according to, #1 what went into the large storage room (we had this built on the property) #2 what went into the attic #3 what furniture went into the main house, #4 what went into our apartment and #5 to which room in the apartment did it belong. Thanks to his organization the 3 of them had us moved within 4 hours, boxes everywhere but we were in. On Saturday, July 30, we turned in our keys to the rental house and began to call our beautiful 1904 Craftsman house... home.
|Our 17-foot U-haul, compared to the 26-footer that brought us from San Jose|
|A king-size squeeze|
|Unloading load #2|
|Garden view of the addition (we live on the other side of the house)|
We've done some simple remodeling which included building two small walls, adding a privacy door, painting the entire apartment and new woods blinds are on order. Although we did downsize before leaving San Jose, we have a few pieces of furniture that have been placed in the main house because we couldn't give them up and they don't fit in the apartment, but it is all coming together bit by bit and once we settle in we will be very comfortable. Oh, and very happy!
|This wall (and sliding door) was built for privacy - kitchen pass thru is on the left|
|Our "Misty Valley" green bedroom - love it!|
|Living/dining area - off to the right is the wall/door we had built|
|Our tiny apartment kitchen, but I have an awesome commercial kitchen in the main house,|
but that's another story...