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Counting down the days

June 25th, 2015 at 11:01 am

We are now probably driving out of dodge on July 5th. We'll drive straight through to Niagara Falls, ON and drop the dog July 6th in Toronto. Well the plan is DH will then turn back and we'll do Niagara Falls. I've got him booked for his international health certificate this Tuesday. I had to go to an special vet whose FDA certified. I am paying $80 which is a huge deal since I got a coupon for a free 1st time patient exam and the paperwork is just $80. I have to call airlines and figure out what is the best price for the dog cargo. I also ordered dog food to the tune of $105 from and it's shipping to my MIL.

Next up is contacting all the utility people, getting medications and records. Also finishing up selling stuff, right now according to my craigslist spreadsheet we've sold $1835 worth of stuff. Almost enough to cover half our expenses in selling our place. I had no idea I had so much stuff to sell. Granted about $1k was big ticket items, but still $800 in "junk" I am impressed. Although we have a few more items to sell.

Booked our movers only 2 movers for 2 hours on July 3rd for $120. I wonder if it's enough. I booked them only to load the big items thinking they can do boxes if they have time but we can manage the boxes ourselves. Plus looking at everything we are pretty well packed. From the tips to be completely packed up and the truck loaded in 2-3 hours I honestly don't think that's an unreasonable time frame with everything in boxes. Right now we are solidly at 80% I'd say and in the next week before the movers I'd say 95%. Most of the stuff unpacked are our beds, TV, Dinner Table, Couch, and some clothes. The furniture we have mattress pads and holders to put the mattresses into. The clothes I need to segregate into road trip and staying in dresser and DH packs his work clothes.

I have a complaint about realtors. Our realtor hired a guy to install Carbon Monoxide detectors because we needed them for our city inspection. It's a crazy inspection for $50 by the city. But their real estate agency hires this guy so they pass in 3 minutes. Sounded fine. But they of course didn't tell me the cost, $450! Had I known I might have had my DH order and install these things himself. Uggh what a rip off.

And we are still trying to finish our frozen food. Sadly I don't think we're as much on track as CreditCardFree, whom I tried to emulate. But on Sunday we are having people over for an eat the freezer party.

6 Responses to “Counting down the days”

  1. VS_ozgirl Says:

    That's so awesome that almost half your selling expenses were covered by simply selling off items you don't really use!! Also, there was a case here a couple of years ago where a woman woke up to find her two kids dead because of carbon monoxide poisoning, so it's not really a crazy test.

  2. LivingAlmostLarge Says:

    The test is fine for $50. But I am offended it was $450 to get the guy to come in an install them. If we'd known it was so pricey we would have done it ourselves.

  3. LivingAlmostLarge Says:

    After all the parts were $15 and my DH could have easily installed it no problem.

  4. Ima saver Says:

    I agree, the test was way too expensive! I just paid $280 for a guy to spend 2 minutes putting freon in my upstairs a/c unit, so I feel ripped off too. How can 2 minutes work justify a cost of $280?

  5. creditcardfree Says:

    I think two people to do your big items in two hours should be no problem. We had four people loading and it took 8 hours, but not everything was ready to go as it should have been and three of them were just young new to the job college students. The other more seasoned worker was so picky about just took forever! But I have seen our whole house loaded in four hours in the past.

    I did throw out a lot of condiments right before our move. It was tough, but well worth not having to pack a cooler for our short trip. Some have already been repurchased for use in our rental apartment.

    Do the detectors just plug in or are they hardwired? Ours are just plug ins, so super easy to install. No test here for them.

  6. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    You've done really well with the CL sales!

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