Living alone, if temporarily, has its rewards: my weekend shopping run only took about 40 minutes, instead its usual two to three hours.
Older Daughter and I will be heading back out to look for some security-related items for the new house. It's more a matter of matching the color of the existing hardware than anything else. But it's fun, just the same, as it's for a great cause. :)
Speaking of the new place, we'd have been able to close yesterday, had we not scheduled both vacations in April. But that's the way it goes. Like John Lennon famously wrote, "Life is what happens when you are busy making other plans."
But, other than finishing the packing, we're ready to move. All the paperwork is finished; the VA, mortgage company, title company, sellers, and everybody's brother are all satisfied. We'll need movers for a few of the bigger items, but we can do most of it ourselves. That Very Large Garage (with apologies to A.A. Milne) makes a terrific staging area, and only the stairs will present a challenge.
Due to the terrain-related challenges of building in the greater Anchorage area (lots of mountains, not much flat land), many lots are quite small. Accordingly, many homes are multiple-stories tall. Our new lot is roughly .6 of an acre, but that's more an anomaly, here.
So, life goes on ... and so do we. Thanks for stopping by, friends.