Monday, February 16, 2009

Movin' On Up

The Stash is Packed

7 Bank Boxes
3 Plastic Bins
2 Priority Shipping boxes
1 Random Box of Fiber

A few nights ago, I packed the stash. (Do you remember when I promised myself I would never outgrow 2 plastic bins? Me neither.)

Why put them into boxes you ask? Well (the big news I alluded to awhile ago), we are in contract on a house! We put in the offer early last week and they accepted without a counter. Phew! The inspections look good. So barring any loan issues, we are moving! I'm nervous and scared and a little overwhelmed by the work that needs to be done to get out of our current apartment. We're also moving to a new town which adds a whole other level of me figuring out things like where the best grocery store is.

But mostly I'm excited. We've saved a long time for this. The house gives us a yard and about 2 and a half times the square footage of our current place. And roots to a the community my husband grew up in. Yup. We're moving to Napa.

Our First House

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Blogger Thea said...

congrats! The house looks awesome - I miss those bungalows out here in the Northeast! And the wine too....

5:21 AM  
Blogger Jo said...

It's beautiful - I am so happy for you, Nell!

5:22 AM  
Blogger knittinwolf said...

I saw this in your avatar and was going to pm you! Congratulations! So excited for you! Its beautiful! Email me your new addy! Think of all the more room for your yarn!:)hugs

5:32 AM  
Blogger Twisted Knitter said...

Congratulations!! Best wishes for a smooth and fast process. I love the house!

5:40 AM  
Blogger Melissa said...

Congratulations! The house looks beautiful!!!

6:08 AM  
Blogger CorporateMonkey said...

Wow! Congratulations! It looks lovely :)

6:15 AM  
Blogger Adrienne said...

Congratulations! So exciting!

6:17 AM  
Blogger Catherine said...

Congrats! What a beautiful house!! So 2.5 times the size... does that mean you have space for 2.5 times the yarn??

6:27 AM  
Blogger chemgrrl said...

Oh congrats! How exciting, and what a cute house.

8:32 AM  
Blogger Kristyn said...

That is wonderful. Good luck!

9:23 AM  
Blogger Lovs2Knit said...

Congrats!! Looks like you've bought a beautiful home. Hope your move goes smoothly.

9:46 AM  
Blogger Stilaholic Nartian knits said...

Congratulations! Such a pretty home. Have fun moving in.

11:26 AM  
Blogger IrishgirlieKnits said...

Congratulations!!! How exciting!! And what a great house too :)

Wow...that's all the stash huh?!

1:59 PM  
Blogger sharon said...

congrats - and it is beautiful - if you need to destash, I ahve no problem helping.....

3:49 PM  
Blogger peaknits said...

What a cute place - so clean and tidy! Can't wait to hear more! Take care!

4:07 PM  
Blogger Suzy Girl said...

Congratulations!! What a great looking house. Wishing you many years of happiness in your new home.

5:06 PM  
Blogger Sarah said...

Congrats! That's very exciting- lots of room for the stash to grow!

5:49 PM  
Blogger zarah said...

Congratulations! Your new house looks beautiful.

7:41 PM  
Blogger Bea said...

Such a cute house! Congrats! This is so exciting!

3:43 AM  
Blogger Knitting Kris said...

Oh, I'm so excited for you! Your first home - exciting (but scary too, I remember not sleeping for weeks). I know you'll love it. It's positively charming in this photo! :) Congrats!

4:32 AM  
Blogger Katie said...

Wow, you are going to have an exciting and busy time! Congrats to you guys. It sounds like a lovely place. Good luck with all the boxes.

7:47 AM  
Blogger Kristen said...

That's a beautiful house! Congratulations! :D :D :D

9:30 AM  
Blogger Morticcia said...

My sincerest congratulations. When you said a baby wasn't your news, I figured it would be a house. Now you can have a real herb garden.

I am not familiar with CA at all, but that house is lovely. Good luck!

10:50 AM  
Blogger 5elementknitr said...

Look how pretty that house is! And that lush yard is to dye for!


You're doing a destash so you don't have to move as much, right? Right? hah!

12:36 PM  
Anonymous Sam said...

Good luck with the move and congrats on the house! It looks lovely.

7:50 PM  
Anonymous caitlyn said...

Congratulations, Nell! Your home looks beautiful and I hope that the entire buying and moving processes go smoothly for you.

8:11 PM  
Anonymous tiennie said...

Congratulations!!! That is a cute house! How exciting. You'll have to show us your home when you've moved in. :)

12:24 AM  
Anonymous Sarah said...

Oh, congrats!! I saw your status on FB the other day and was hoping you meant you were in contract on a house. Super exciting, and what a gorgeous home!

12:29 PM  
Blogger Jenny Girl said...

Congrats! This house is adorable. May you have many happy memories in your new home and neighborhood :)

1:02 PM  
Blogger weezalana said...

Congratulations!!! Your new house is spectacular! Now which room has been set aside as stash storage?

5:07 PM  
Blogger Knit and Purl Mama said...

Napa sounds lovely! I've never been. Maybe one day.

When do you find out if you're moving?

9:11 PM  
Blogger Philippa said...

That's so exciting! I hope it goes so well for you two. Good luck xx

1:31 AM  
Anonymous Krista M said...

A-maz-ing! That house is so sweet! Congratulations!

11:54 AM  
Blogger Rocky Moreno said...

Congratulations! The house looks beautiful!

1:00 PM  
Blogger Marisol said...

Congratulations--It looks like a wonderful place! I am so excited for you both!

7:08 PM  
Anonymous Stacey said...

That is awesome. Congrats!!!

10:26 PM  
Blogger Lolly said...

Wow wow! what a beautiful place! I totally love Napa and your house is so pretty. Best of luck!

8:13 AM  
Blogger Donna said...

Congratulations! My parents live in Lower Lake and my sister is in Santa Rosa. It's beautiful around there.

When we bought our house we went from 800 sq ft to 2300 sq ft. Your going to be amazed how empty your new place is going to look.

2:16 PM  
Blogger Jodi said...

Best of luck with the move! The new house looks just beautiful.

2:05 PM  
Anonymous caroline said...

Yay! Congratulations! And what a gorgeous area to be moving to!

5:17 AM  
Blogger Petra said...

Congratulations! That is a beautiful house! Plenty of room for more stash... ;)

3:31 PM  
Blogger meegiemoo said...

Congratulations! Looks like a lovely home.

8:43 AM  
Blogger tapmouse said...

Congrats, Nell! And I have to admit that if I boxed all my yarn and fiber stash, I think I could easily double what is shown in your pic! (Shhhhh! Don't tell!!! I'm so late in posting, I figure not many people will read this and know! ;) )

10:00 AM  

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