I cannot believe that we are finally at this point, that all of a sudden, everything has worked out just the way it should. There were some minor, minor hiccups, but those resolved themselves mostly.
So, Saturday is the big day of the move, and we have a tight schedule till the very end:
Tuesday: Some workers come for final touch-up work; the mortgage agent will stop by to take some final pictures for the bank. More moving of boxes.
Wednesday: Painter will come by to finish up his work (kitchen, entrance way and utility room need to be painted, some touch-up work done); Richard will rent an industrial-grade vacuum and deep-clean the entire house again to remove the last of the fine dust left there (for now). More moving boxes and packing once we receive the additional moving boxes from our wonderful friends.
Thursday (German Father's Day): My dad will come to help Richard putting up all the light fixtures, or as many as they can manage. More moving and cleaning on my part.
Friday: A friend will help us pack and move more boxes. I'll wait for the freezer/fridge and the dish washer to be delivered to the house, move all the perishable food, defrost the fridge in the apartment and deep-clean the kitchen before it's being moved. Disassemble the beds and other large furniture items.
Saturday: Two of our lovely neighbors volunteered to move our kitchen. So they will work there while I will get the transporter and pick up the new kitchen surfaces to be installed. A few of our friends will help us move the bigger furniture items while I'll be driving the transporter, provide food and drinks, organize last-minute items from the hardware store, etc. Re-assemble the furniture at the new place.
Sunday: Have a first breakfast at the new house. Remove the plastic covering from the staircase and enjoy the look of it for the first time. Unpack.
The following weeks will be full of finish moving little stuff, cleaning and painting our old apartment, and getting settled into the new place. Not having neighbors will be weird at first. We'll miss the meadow and hate the construction all around us. But this will pass, and before we know it, we'll not only have a house but a home!
Have a great new week, everyone!!