We bought a house in Chelmsford, MA, outside of Boston. We moved 3,000 miles from Seattle. We’re settling into a new house.
I keep meaning to write a big post about it, but I’m not sure I’ll ever get that done. So here are the high-lights:
Finding and buying a house from 3,000 miles away isn’t easy. Emma did most of the hard work, and found the best house in the world.
We looked at the big full-service moving companies like Allied Van Lines and United Van Lines. The online ratings were very hit or miss. Seems like you could get lucky and have a great experience, or you could have absolute hell on earth.
We opted to use a local company to pack and load our belongings into an ABF U-Pack trailer. We also used Intercity Lines to transport Emma’s car. The three companies ended up being all 5-star rated, and were all GREAT to work with. Also, the total price was about $2,500 cheaper than the Van Lines companies. Huge fan.
We drove out on I-90 with Fifi, as lizards don’t fly well. We did the trip in four long days. It was fun.
I love my car.
Owning a house is a mixture of terrifying and awesome. It’s a HUGE thing to actually own. there’s a TON of work involved in upkeep, and making it the way you want it. It’s also awesome to be able to drill holes in walls, run cat-6 cables, and plan your kitchen renovation.
I’ll get pictures up soon. I promise.