On the Road Again

So today we leave from our week long stay in NC.  We spent the week at my parents home and made several trips to Greenville (where we are moving next year) just to look around and get a feel for the area.  We have looked at lots of houses and neighborhoods and have decided that we really like the older neighborhoods better and that we want to be on the hospital side of town!  We have SO MUCH TO DO to get our house on the market.  With the economy and the real estate market like it is I am getting pretty stressed about selling.  All I can do is pray.  I am hoping we sell within the first 2-3 months on the market.

We also have a lot of things to do to prepare to move.  Not counting moving into and out of our college dorms, this will be the SIXTH time Aaron and I have moved in the 10 years that we have been married!  You’d think we’d be pros at this by now.  However, add in two more family members and that adds a lot more to do!  Also factoring in that this is an out of state move (we have done that once when we were first married but we had very little to move that go around!). 

Here are some things I am thinking that we are going to have to do:

  • Apply for a new NC nursing license
  • Get copies of medical, dental and eye records for me and the girls.  Get UVA to fax or mail copies of Aaron’s to a new kidney specialist in Greenville (they offered to do this and they already know a specialist to recommend to him).  Get copies of Buddy’s vet records.
  • Find new doctors and dentists. 
  • Fill out forms for new school system and have transcripts sent for Annagrace.
  • Fill out change of address forms.
  • Open an account at a “chain” bank that has a Greenville branch (we use a local bank now).  Will need to cancel my direct deposit from the hospital about a month before we move and will need to notify our life insurance carrier of the change as well since that is an automatic withdrawal.
  • Arrange for cancellation of cable, water, electricity and phone and set up new services in Greenville before we arrive. 
  • Arrange for Dad to come and move the girls’ clubhouse!
  • Get new driver’s licenses in NC.
  • Find daycare for the girls.  This one is majorly stressing me out.  We have never had to put either child in daycare.  And we may not have to now, depending on our job situation. 
  • FIND JOBS!!!!  That’s a biggie! 
  • Find a new haidresser (ok, so that one isn’t a huge deal but it’s one of those little things that I need to think abou!)
  • Contact our insurance agents and ask about transferring service to NC.
  • Cash in vacation time at my present job (I am hoping this will allow us to get through about 2-3 weeks so that I won’t have to start a new job right away!).

And that’s all I can think of right now.  I think that’s enough!!!   

Anyone out there have any advice about using PODS?  We are not sure exactly HOW we want to move our stuff down to NC.  We are really downsizing and honestly we don’t have a lot of stuff compared to a lot of people that we know.  (I always think we do and I’m amazed at how much stuff other people have!).  So we were thinking about using the POD system depending on the cost.  (One of my possibilities for employment may pay my moving expenses–so I need to definitely look into that.)  Aaron has a business card for someone who manages those PODS but I’d love to hear from someone who has used them and knows the pros and cons.

4 Responses to “On the Road Again”

  1. 1 Heather October 24, 2008 at 2:56 pm

    Whew girl. I am tired for you. I despise moving. It’s so much work. D and I have moved four times since we’ve been married. We moved into this house 7+ years ago…I think I want to move, then I consider all the work and think “We’ll stay here another year…or two.” Of course, you know the size of our home and our boys are beginning to grow. Our prayer is that we will be able to move north of town in the next few years.

    You’re doing a super job, taking it one room at a time. Just keep on doing what you’re doing…I keep everything organized, thinking “When we move, we’ll just bring ten boxes into this room and pack it up.” Of course, easier said than done!

    HUGS!!! Deep breath! And PLEASE fit in a few crops at my house before you leave!

  2. 2 Cribb October 26, 2008 at 4:53 am

    My dad had a good experience with ABF when moving to Florida. Cheaper than PODS. I asked him and here’s what he said in his email…

    “The name of the moving company is ABF U-Pack. http://www.upack.com They have a very informative website that will give you estimates, moving tips and instructions, and let you reserve a time. Their phone information 800-355-1696 was even more helpful to me, and you did not usually have to wait long. If they have friends help pack the truck, be sure they box well, and pad everything they can.”

    Hope this helps! BTW Barack is gonna be here Tuesday night. We might have to see that movie LATE if we can get in to see him!

  3. 3 Lindsey November 3, 2008 at 11:04 pm

    Hey girl….we use Greenville Pediatrics and have been pleased. I’m partial to the nurse practitioner. We’ve seen several of the doctors too though. It’s usually very quick, in and out. They are open on weekends too.

  4. 4 lsaufley November 3, 2008 at 11:25 pm

    Thanks Lindsey! I’ll G’Ville Peds to my list!

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