6 Month Update on Move

It’s now been 6 months since we moved and the house is starting to take shape. It’s starting to feel more like home. Time really flies by fast! When we moved last April, the two-car garage got overrun with boxes. It was at the point, in the beginning, that we had to create a path just to get from one side to the other. We have a nice long driveway, so we left the cars parked outside. Since then, we’ve been working away most of the summer, (between fishing and grilling and mowing a lawn for the first time). Now, with Fall having arrived, we wanted to be able to put the cars in the garage for the winter months ahead.

Below is a picture collage I put together showing the before and after. The bottom two show the after. The before pictures really don’t show all the boxes we had in there, and we had some furniture the first few days that the mover guys put there. We didn’t know what we were going to do with it back then. But now, at least, we can finally park both cars in the garage, which is great!


We’ve learned a lot over the summer months, about just how much stuff we’ve accumulated over the years. After living so long in apartments, we are seeing what a difference living in a house can be. Especially mowing a lawn for the first time in years (yes I already mentioned that, but it’s a huge deal for us!). Still, we really are happy that we moved to Wisconsin, and we love the rental we found, even with the kitchen being a bit small for us. And we just got a snow-blower (a really huge one!) so we should be good to go for the winter.

I was hoping to include here some Autumn pictures, since we live in a area with lots of trees. But although a few trees have started to change colors, it’s been a warm fall so they haven’t changed all that much. If we get some really good colors on the trees, I’ll take some pictures for maybe the next post. I was going to include a picture of the snow blower, but it’s so big I couldn’t fit it in the camera!

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10 thoughts on “6 Month Update on Move

  1. Anyone who has ever moved can understand and picture what your garage looked like originally! Like you said, so hard to imagine you accumulated so much stuff in an apartment. Frankly I would love to move myself, but when I look around and think about it – it’s just too much – I’m getting too old for that !! You, on the other hand, are making great progress!!

  2. Thank you for sharing your photos my friend. You and Greg have done a great job in getting the garage ready for your cars now. Glad that mowing the lawn is a nice activity for you, but that’s because it’s still a novelty; I’m sure that will wear off with time lol. It’s great that you got a huge snow blower, I heard we’ll get a greater than normal snowfall this year, so you’ll be all set. It really is amazing just how much ‘stuff’ we all accumulate over the years and I’ve come to realize that we really don’t NEED a great deal of it. I had to move in a hurry and to a very small space, and had no choice but to leave all my ‘treasures’ behind. I look forward to seeing your photos of the Fall colors and I hope the trees cooperate in the next few weeks for you. I’m so very happy for you to have found such a great spot to live! Big hugs ❤️

  3. Yes, Craig and I feel like we accomplished a lot and glad you like the photos. I knew you would understand with your recent move. We have donated quite a bit to local thrift stores. We heard the same thing about above average snowfall so relieved that we got a snow-blower. Yes, hoping the Fall colors come soon. Love you and thanks for your wonderful comment <3.

  4. Thanks for you support, Everett. I sometimes feel we were too old also to move but it was something we both wanted. We ended up donating quite a bit to local thrift stores. Who knows you might find a place that you like better and be able to move one step at a time.!!

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