Pull out date..8/24/15!!

As the days get closer to the “pull out” date, things are getting a little crazy. We have been frantically trying to finish as much of the house as we can and downsize all of our belongings, so that we can pack them up! We have discovered that as much crap as we thought we did not have, we have it. I cannot tell you how good it feels with every truck load that we take to be donated. It seriously is one of the best feelings to know that we are going to be living so much more simply.

Besides moving this week and MY BIRTHDAY, let me tell you about the highlight of my week. For those of you that do not know me well, you just need to know this. I LOVE FOOD. Our wonderful friends came up with the brilliant idea of going on a food/drink tour of Morgantown (where we all went to college and where some of our friends still live and work). For those of you that don’t know Morgantown and you love food and beer, you should probably go. Jake and I were talking on the way up there about all of the things we are going to miss about it, after all before we moved to the middle of nowhere location we are at now, Morgantown was our home for 7 years. Conclusions: We will obviously miss the food, beer, football games and our friends. We will not miss the traffic. Holy gracious does Motown have traffic, especially when you decide to have a food tour of Morgantown on the first day of class. Oops, well it was fantastic anyways and such a great excuse to see some of our friends ones last time before we hit the road later this week.

SUCCESS! Jake and I finally put up a note at the original fishbowl!
SUCCESS! Jake and I finally put up a note at the original fishbowl!

Today, is August 21, 2015.. This is the day that we were suppose to be pulling the house out onto the road to begin our adventure. However, there was a slight glitch in our planes…we have to get the house weighed in order to make sure our NEW Silverado that we just traded in our NEW Tacoma for at the beginning of this building extravaganza can pull out NEW house without blowing the transmission. We were going to get it weighted today, but the lady who could do it at the landfill (such an odd place to go, but great easy in and out access) could not make us an appointment until Monday morning. SO…new and FINAL (hopefully, fingers crossed) moving date is Monday August 24, 2015!!!

Ninth Week of Construction Lessons

  1. Always have a plan as to how you are actually going to get your beautiful new house OUT OF THE DRIVEWAY.
    Jake and his dad had to take out the fence and our mailbox at the end of the driveway, so that we can MAKE SURE Jake can pull the house out of the driveway without making sharp turns or going into the ditch.
    Jake and his dad had to take out the fence and our mailbox at the end of the driveway, so that we can MAKE SURE Jake can pull the house out of the driveway without making sharp turns or going into the ditch.
    Tractor man
    Tractor man

    Fingers crossed we make it out Monday!
    Fingers crossed we make it out Monday!
  2. Never throw out the white wash. Even when you are told that there will be nothing else to paint.

    So, I had to whitewash. Again. Apparently, we were missing trim boards. I refused to take a picture, so this is a picture of the door that will go on the barn tracks for the bathroom. We originally got it for our wedding, then jake made me barn doors from other wood instead. The black part is chalkboard!
    So, I had to whitewash. Again. Apparently, we were missing trim boards. I refused to take a picture, so this is a picture of the door that will go on the barn tracks for the bathroom. We originally got it for our wedding, then jake made me barn doors from other wood instead. The black part is chalkboard!
  3. My aunt is not only an amazing person. She is an AMAZING artist.

    I told my aunt an idea of what i was looking for and pictures of things i wanted included. This is what she drew and painted. It is perfect in EVERY WAY and Jake LOVED his anniversary present :)
    I told my aunt an idea of what i was looking for and pictures of things i wanted included. This is what she drew and painted. It is perfect in EVERY WAY and Jake LOVED his anniversary present 🙂
  4. Screw in pictures. Do not hang them from a nail.
    Kitchen
    Kitchen
    The WV art my sister made us last Christmas. Proudly displayed!
    The WV art my sister made us last Christmas. Proudly displayed!
    Don't worry those boxes are screwed in. NOTHING is moving during this trip.
    Don’t worry those boxes are screwed in. NOTHING is moving during this trip.
    Coat hangers hung.
    Coat hangers hung.
    Stairs with art.
    Stairs with art.
    In LOVE with how our wedding picture frames turned out.
    In LOVE with how our wedding picture frames turned out.
    Next to what will be a desk that folds out into a table.
    Next to what will be a desk that folds out into a table.
    Above the front door.
    Above the front door. “TOTH” spelled out in pictures from the property we currently live on and our wedding vows we wrote on each side.
    Love this.
    Love this.
    Figured everyone needed to see us while they were in the bathroom.
    Figured everyone needed to see us while they were in the bathroom.

    Bathroom sink.
    Bathroom sink.
  5. Sleeping in a house that is YOURS is the best feeling. I swear I have never slept this well.

    “God bless our tiny home”
  6. Sliding doors take up less space than swinging doors. Obvious, but a tiny house rule…at least we think it should be!

    AHHHHHHHH! It's all coming together!
    AHHHHHHHH! It’s all coming together!

For those who are curious, now that we are leaving do not fret I will still be blogging our adventure from the road and when we arrive in Montana. After all, we still have more building to do once we are out there! We have both our closets, the utility closet, upper cabinets in the kitchen and the cabinet system in the living room to install! We have both already talked to our future employers and they have been kind enough to “let us have an adventure” and “not rush to get out there”, so we are taking 2 weeks to drive out and have the cross country road trip we have always dreamed of!…minus the huge mountain ranges and cities or else the tiny house may not make it to our final destination! Stay tuned…

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3 thoughts on “Pull out date..8/24/15!!

  1. Everyhing is beautiful! Best of luck and can’t wait to keep reading all about your adventure! I hope you have your “bridge pole” ready, a pool noodle, and step stool! 😉

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  2. Hello! I’m the one that said “I promise I’m not crazy” when I pulled up to check out your Tiny House. It was very nice to meet you and your husband and your fur babies. I hope your road trip is going well. I will follow your blog/adventure online. Thanks for letting me peek inside!
    It is beautiful !!!!!!

    Ange Sasser

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