A City Girl's Country Dream

The Rantings of a DIY chick

I am moving!!

Written By: Ms Jay - Aug• 11•13

Welp I am going through my house selling everything I can get rid of that is not being used.  I tried to have a yard sale but for the last 8 weeks or so it has been raining so I have had to resort to posting on Craigslist and eBay.  One of the things I am selling is my cricut machine.  I have a few cartridges that I purchased to go with it and maybe someone can use it…especially a scrapbooker.

So you might be asking why am I selling my stuff…is it JUST  to clean out my house?  No.  I decided to sell after all this hub bub.  I am moving to Charlotte, NC.  I want to stay in North Carolina to be around my grandkids who live in Greensboro, NC (an hour from Charlotte), My auntie is building a house in Columbia, South Carolina which is only an hour away from Charlotte in the opposite direction and that puts me in the middle.

I know I know I did all this work to the house and now I am selling?  Well its like this… I did do all this work to the house and it is still too small for me.  Way too small.  I realized it was time to move when a friend of mine gave me a chair for my bedroom because I keep complaining about having to sit on my bed.  Well to make a long story short I have to get rid of furniture to get the chair in the bedroom.  Its ridiculous.  The place is just too small for me that’s all, and no matter what I do I am not going to be able to fit it in.  I tried to love it…now I have to list it.

I am either selling my house or renting it out.  I haven’t decided yet.

Now the problems:

1- My daughter.  She will be 4 hours away.  I don’t like that.  So I am going to have to convince her somehow to move also.

2- My neighbor whom I am guardian to.  I hate to leave him.  I am going to have to commute back and forth to see him because I can’t just abandon him.  I might have to move him closer, which will move him farther from his family but they don’t really visit him.  It won’t be a problem till I move him.  You know how that goes.

3- Employment.  I am scared to give up my secure job to move into a market that might not be so secure but  I am taking a leap of faith.  I will not move without a job first though.

So besides those three major issues…I am in the process of cleaning out my house.  I have stacks of stuff for my yard sale which I don’t know if I will ever be able to have because of the rain.  I have to also get rid of all of my neighbor Louise’s papers.  I have tons and tons of them.  And I have to figure out how I am going to move.  I think I am going to use a POD again.  That has worked for me in the past….

The cost of living is nice there.  I also like the idea of  working in Charlotte and finding a house on the outskirts like Indian Trail :-).

I HAVE TO FIND A JOB FIRST THOUGH!!!  That will be the beginning of the process.

You can help by sending people you might know to my ebay sales. pleaaaaase

The Cricut machine

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=190883184464

I also have a small doggie bag for sale

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=190881895469

and I will have other items for sale…check my store

Hopefully the rain will stop and I can have a yard sale!!

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6 Comments

  1. Chris Pyle says:

    LOL Well Darn. Never got to see the finished deal. Go with your dreams. Hope you will show us the houses you hunt through to buy. forgot what size your house is. What size are you looking for?

    It is many hurdles to leap. if you want it bad enough it will happen.

    Chris

    • Ms Jay says:

      I know about not even finishing. I do have to finish some of the projects in here before I leave. I worked on my flip up table last night and this week I will be working on my draped ceiling in the bedroom. I will keep the journey updated. I just paid for my blog for a year and I don’t plan on wasting that money. They increased the price thus year which kind of ticked me off but I paid it.

  2. Wow! Can’t believe you’re planning to move! Best of luck with all the logistics – they sound challenging…but you seem to love a good challenge :)

  3. Debbie says:

    I have read your ENTIRE blog this week, and what a surprise to find this post!
    Believe it or not, Greensboro N.C. is a place I have listed on my bucket list. I am a ancestry.com addict and have traced my family to the 1700′s… and quite a few of my ancestors are buried in the Greensboro Presbyterien Cemetary. I have found the headstons on findagrave.com (yeah, I’m weird like that)… but still want to visit Greensboro. I have bought quite a few books on the history.
    Anyways, congratulations on moving. Hope you find a job quickly!

    • Ms Jay says:

      Thank you. I thought I had answered this comment but it does not always go through on my phone. I also like Greensboro. I go there often as that is where my grandkids are. If you ever need a tombstone phone let me know and I will be glad to get it for you.

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