Moving, Southside

Living in a Box

This is the current state of our house.  I feel like all I’ve done over the past week is pack boxes…and yet, it looks like I haven’t made a dent!  Ugh.



The move will be a 3 day process:

Friday:  Bruce the Moving Guy and his crew come and move all of our big stuff (aka the mammoth Red Rojo cabinet that weighs 4000 lbs)

Saturday:  The Cavalry (Jerry’s big strong friends) will come and help load all of the boxes into the Uhaul and take them to Cranberry.

Sunday:  Jerry & I clean Shelly Street and move whatever leftovers there are to the new place in Berkley Manor.

The walk thru will take place on Monday or Tuesday and the closing is scheduled for the 4th.  Wow…talk about a whirlwind!

Moving, Southside

The House on Shelly Street

We put our Southside Townhouse on the market at the beginning of January.  After meeting with a real estate agent, Jerry decided we could get more bang for our buck if we sold it ourselves.  The plan was to list it on Housepad for a few months and if we didn’t get much traffic, we could always list it with an agent in the spring.

So we decluttered and scrubbed and touched up and made that little townhouse shine.  It was listed online on January 4th.


View from the outside

dining room


Living Room/Dining Room








deckview oakland

Annnnnnd…the big selling point of the house on Shelly.  The deck.


Oh, and the view from the living room.  That picture above was taken on Thanksgiving morning at sunrise.

The house was on the market for 10 days before we scheduled our first viewing.  He made an offer the next day.  And after some slick negotiating from Jerry (and his very business savvy father), the little house on Shelly was sold. We move out on 2/28.