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What's new in the neighborhood   General Discussion

Started 4/13/21 by YDritch; 826 views.
YDritch

From: YDritch

4/13/21

Well, dear friends, the Dritch/Faber's have news.  We will be making a local move the end of this month into an independent senior living complex called Country Club of LaCholla.  This move had been in our "short" long-range plans but a series of events caused us to start looking earlier than expected.  Thankfully, these events were not health related.  While beginning our investigation into a new location, we came across a great apartment in a wonderful complex with offers of incentives we could not pass up.  We take occupancy on May 1.  Needless to say, we're swamped getting the house ready to put on the market.

My sewing room, sewing machines, and fabric are my biggest problem.  I just can't take it all with me and I'm facing parting with loved and cherished yardage!  Alas, what's a girl to do?

Yetta sounds like a good/bad thing. Exciting to get a new place but hard to pack and get rid of things you will not have room for. Hope the move goes smoothly and you get settled in quickly.

YDritch

From: YDritch

4/13/21

Thanks, Ami.  I have hopes of getting that black/batik top to you before we move (I might be dreaming).  Would like to finish up our transactions sooner rather than later.

Pirate (PIRATE_SR)

From: Pirate (PIRATE_SR)

4/13/21

How exciting ... but, but ... 

YDritch said:

My sewing room, sewing machines, and fabric are my biggest problem.  I just can't take it all with me and I'm facing parting with loved and cherished yardage!

Well, you're going to need to put your thinking cap on and come up with SOLUTIONS!  

LABFIEND

From: LABFIEND

4/14/21

YDritch said:

I just can't take it all with me and I'm facing parting with loved and cherished yardage!  Alas, what's a girl to do?

Say it ain't so!  How about a small storage room rental? Till you can find a place to put everything!  Those gals from Phoenix need to come help you-LOL. I wish I was closer-wink!!

LABFIEND

From: LABFIEND

4/14/21

On the plus side, seems like the real estate market is really hot right now, you should sell your house in no time!

YDritch

From: YDritch

4/14/21

We're #3 on a wait list for storage at the facility;  in the meanwhile, I still just have too much stuff (never realized I have so many rulers).  

You're quite right about the real estate market now.  That's another reason that moved our relocating to the top of the list.  It's a huge undertaking for us seniors, but one I know will be the right one for us.

Cathy (cacnurse1)

From: Cathy (cacnurse1)

4/14/21

I trust that you are making the right move for you.  Hopefully you will have room to keep your quilting essentials.  Is there anything Bob and I can do to help you?  We are very aware of what it takes to move.  Amazing how much you "collect" but don't really use.

YDritch

From: YDritch

4/16/21

Thanks, Cathy.  We've decided to use a company that does "transitional" moves...basically packing, unpacking and setting up for us.  Of course I still have to decide what's to be packed and moved.  Our downsizing will be considerable and I'm amazed (and ashamed) to see just have much fabric and how many UFO's I actually have.  Sad to have to leave most of it behind.

judyinohio

From: judyinohio

4/16/21

Would it warm your heart to donate boxes of fabrics and supplies to a good cause that could use these treasures of yours for something worthwhile? 

Perhaps a children's hospital that has an affiliated quilting guild or an animal shelter that uses quilting as a fund raiser?  I dunno, there has to be some charity that could use your supplies to earn funds for a good cause.

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