I can't even tell you how sore my brain is already making lists and trying to get my head around what has to happen. Of course, the real meat of the moving situation remains somewhat of a mystery until the background check is done, which takes a week or two. Once that's done, they'll hook me up with one of their re-lo people and we can figure out the when and how. My longest post-college adult moves have only been two miles. Each. Three times. So I'm totally in the dark about how to move 2,400 miles, and what you have to do with real movers who pack up your shit. I'm glad they have people to figure this stuff out, but I wish I knew more already.
They do put you up in temporary housing and hold your stuff in storage while you find a place to live, but honestly I just assume spend as little time as possible in that situation. Living out of suitcases isn't fun on vacation, let alone in the city you'll call home. Assuming we beat our junk by two or three (or four) days, I wonder if we can nail a place down before then. I'm already filtering the list by looking online.
We'll be apartment dwellers, because whatever equity I squeeze out of my house will finance the loss on Diana's. It sucks to feel like I'm starting over, but life experience has also demonstrated how to not be a moron with money, and I'm sure we'll figure it out and acquire a nice nest in a year or two.
Meanwhile, there are all kinds of things to get rid of. It'd be nice to get some money from them, but truth be told, most of it I don't even care. For example, what do you ask for to sell a leather couch and love seat that's nine years old with some cat scratches? The pinball machine is easy enough, because there are others out there ($2k, if you're interested!). I told the realtors I talked to today that I'm basically looking at bundling all of the appliances, including the lawn mower and the snow blower. I mean, I want this to be a move-in and get started kind of place. Not sure how the hot tub fits into it either.
Oh, one list, mental, not written, is the stuff I'll miss in Washington, most notably the hot tub, Buffalo Wild Wings and an NBA team.
I've got the ball rolling on things I can, but there's a lot of hurry up and wait at this point. Diana is already feeling like we should be doing all kinds of things, but I'm not sure what.
And for those friends who live in the area, we're going to have a massive get together I think. If not massive, at least fun. Probably not at our house though, so maybe Dave & Busters or something. We're still thinking about that one.