Well, it’s official! We’ve moved from Maryland to Pennsylvania, and we couldn’t be more excited for this new adventure! After looking at thousands (maybe more like 40 but it felt like A TON) of houses, we’ve found the perfect little home for us. Rancher, corner lot, with a garage!
Casey’s dad and uncle drove all the way from Kansas to help us move. I don’t know how we would have done it without them! They also brought us 4 “project” motorcycles because, you know, you can never have too many of those. Our official moving day was on July 15th and we were closing on the house that day, as well. We spent the 14th loading the U-haul trucks and trailers. Our apartment in Maryland was on the 3rd floor. Unfortunately, none of the trucks/trailers fit in the parking garage as the clearance was too low. We had to park in front of the building and go up and down the (slowest) elevator (known to mankind) about a million times. Did I mention how hot it was?!
Of course, not much went as planned that day and we ran out of room in the moving vehicles. Since we didn’t have to return the apartment until the end of the month, it wasn’t that big of a deal – Casey and I would just have to come back to grab the rest of the stuff and clean the apartment. It’s crazy how much stuff (crap) you accumulate! Also, Casey has more clothes than you could ever possibly imagine! 😉
The following morning after a few short hours of sleep (on the hard floor – the bed was packed away) we convoyed north! Casey drove the U-haul truck + trailer, I followed him on my Bonneville, Casey’s uncle drove his pick-up truck and pulled the motorcycle trailer, and Casey’s dad (with Eugene) was last, driving our little Fiat.
Naturally, we were late for our walk through AND closing. Our realtor and the sellers were really understanding, though and it made the whole process less stressful. Everything went smoothly and just like that, we were HOME OWNERS! What a great feeling!
After a well-deserved pizza lunch, we started unloading. It was A LOT easier than loading since we didn’t have to use any sloth-like elevators.
One of my favorite thing about the house is that it has a beautiful magnolia tree in front of it. Besides the fact that it is a gorgeous tree, Casey and I’s wedding song was “Magnolia Wind” sung by John Prine and Emmylou Harris, so it really adds a whole new meaning to our little home. It was meant to be! 🙂
After unloading most of our stuff, Casey was too excited to be reunited with his Jawa racebike and just had to go play with it! Thankfully, he didn’t start it (we kind of didn’t want our neighbors to hate us right away!) but posed it by the Magnolia tree and even loaded it on our front porch.
We love our little home and we can’t wait to grill every day. It’s one of the things we missed the most at our apartment. We are also super close to the mountains and are eager to go explore all the new roads and vistas on our motorcycles!