We finally got moved out of our house in Virginia. If all you want to do is see pictures of the place, click here. The home button returns to the home page. Otherwise, use the BACK button to return to the page you used to get here.
We closed in Virginia on August 7, 2009 and headed west. We spent
three nights at Chestnut Ridge Campground and closed on the new house on
August 10. Our first purchase was two rocking chairs. Until
late Wednesday, that was all the furniture we had.
We expected the moving van on Tuesday only to find they were coming
Wednesday. Not great but we knew it was a possibility. I
called them and told them I wasn't sure their truck could make the turn
to get to the house. I also told them that if they used the
original driver there was almost no chance. The truck got here
later than expected on Wednesday. After several attempts, they
couldn't make the turn to back the truck down the little gravel road.
Now what? The spent most of the rest of the day locating a rental
truck to shuttle our things. It was around 4:00PM before the first
box got to the house. By 10:30, everything was in the house.
Not all in the right room but in the house.
Since then we've been slowly getting things put away and recycling
cardboard boxes. We have a new desk for me. A new riding
lawn mower also for me. I didn't get it because of the large lawn
but because its all on a slant. Mowing would be all up and down.
We've also got Dish Network after all those years on cable. So far
If you look at the pictures of the house, you'll still see the odd
cardboard box or mirror not on a dresser. You may also think the
walls look bare. You'd be right. We still need to put up
some pictures. Keep all this in mind when looking at the pictures.
We new it snowed in Preston County. It started Thanksgiving
morning. We didn't know how much. We had around 9' of snow
by early March. The deck didn't survive. It was damaged by
falling blocks of ice. The upper level gutters didn't survive on
the front or back. Ice pulled them down. A falling block of
ice even tore up the air conditioner. Wow. What really
surprised me was that if we didn't move here, it would have been almost
as bad back in Virginia. There's
of this mess with the snow on this website if you've interested.