Sunday, May 11, 2008

Moving Day

You may recall that I said I've been thinking about moving; well, the day is near. To paraphrase Phil Lesh, minor technical difficulties merged to create 1 major technical difficulty which has lead to this need to move this year (I'll explain the whole situation person, but not on here). I've been going over my options & for a while I considered a trailer, but that would have meant 1 of 2 things: a long drive or a shitty place. A nice trailer would put the kids a long way from school & me a long way from work. A close trailer would have meant moving to an area where I just wouldn't have felt comfortable & into a rather dilapidated home... so that option was out. I then thought about the save cash & move in w/ my parents option. I wasn't happy w/ that choice so that option was out. I looked into renting a 3 bedroom apt. in Ypsi, but they were way to expensive for what they were so that was out. Then the other day, I was driving through Depot Town & came upon this sweet, sweet house for sale or rent on Oak St. I called the # immediately & put things in motion. The owner lives in FLA & planned to use this house as a summer home until the economy took a shit. Before that happened though, he overhauled the whole place, putting all sorts of new stuff into this historic house from 1850: duct work, wiring, plumbing, appliances, roof, bathrooms, windows, insulation, & even the walls. We checked it out last week & Solstice was ready to move in that day... she is freaking loving it. It's a bit smaller than where we are now, but it's still plenty big: 3 bedrooms, 2 full bathrooms, a huge kitchen, dining room, & living... plus an enormous back yard w/ room for a nice garden & a soccer goal (not to mention the horseshoe pits & the nice flower/rock garden that is already there). I even found some morels in the yard. The rent is good & there's an option to buy on a land contract next year. My lease starts June 1st, but I'll be out of town for a wedding that weekend, so I guess I'm gonna try to get major stuff moved during the week (let me know when you can help). I might have to wait until the following Sunday, but the Normal Park garage sale will be that week so I'd like to be out by then in order to sell lots of stuff. Of course, if you know anyone who needs major appliances, let me know. I'm always willing to hook up a friend w/ a good low price... otherwise they're going onto Craig's List: kitchen stuff, washer/dryer, ceiling fans/light fixtures, & a few pieces of furniture. While we checked it out the other day, I didn't think to take pics of the interior, but here are a few pics of the house & yard.

17 comments:

Ypsipearl said...

Well, as I said before, if you have to leave your house I'm glad you're at least staying in Ypsi.

jason said...

What's up with your house? Are you not going to be the one selling it? I'm sure I don't need to explain the ramifications of such a decision.

Tierra said...

i like your new house. the location is pretty nice!

stephanie said...

I'm so glad to see you more at peace since making this decision. I know it isn't easy. But I'll be by your side through it all. And I love love love the new house!! We do need some pictures of the inside to show around.

Happy Housewife said...

Sounds good. I know this has been very difficult and you have given it a lot of thought. It's never easy to make these kind of choices, but when you have a family to care for sometimes you have to make the tough calls.

Andre said...

Shannon... be sure to stop by while riding by. You're always welcome!

Tierra said...

thanks Andre! wish my truck was fixed; i'd offer to help w/the move!

Anonymous said...

Hey Andre,

Give us a call and let us know when you need help moving. We would be glad to help carry some stuff for you or haul some boxes over in the car.

I'm glad you're staying in Ypsi too. :-)

--Annette and Steve

Anonymous said...

Hi there, I cant wait to see your new house the three of you must be very excited.... The yard sounds great. It really sounds like a dream home for you and your kids.... How did Aidan like it? Are you getting any pets to live with you? Write me back please baby and let me know. I always think about you and miss you like crazy.

Andre said...

That deranged rambling could only mean one thing: Drunk-Tiffany. Welcome aboard and be sure to get Jeanothan to start posting on his KY blog again.

dan said...

Wow, the touching and wise words are really great, how special.

That joint looks nice. Stay the hell away from land contracts though--in the words of one of JP's mates--dicey at best!

Andre said...

Are you quoting Fancy-Shoes on my blog? Is that really happening?

At the moment, I don't have many other options anyway.

dan said...

No not quoting fancy shoes, actually the quote comes from a non-freak job, his buddy Greg.

Warren said...

Let me know when Geo can come over and move stuff.

Andre said...

Oh, no... Greg is a freak too. Less money savy though... if you can believe that.

Land contracts are fine as long as they are documented.

Warren, tell Georgina she will be needed the 1st week of June.

Tierra said...

warren! what a shmuck!!

(just kidding of course!)

brooke said...

for the record, i have to say that this is a very bad idea. sorry, but you're screwing yourself. i'm sure you know that, but there are other ways....you should reconsider.