Jake found a car!! Last weekend, we went to Pacifico Ford in South Philly to look at a sporty little Toyota Celica. Jake test drove it, got all the loan information started, and, after sending him home with the car for the weekend so the dealership could talk to more banks, he got a call on Monday with loan terms really close to what he had asked for! So, then, after much back and forth with a few insurance companies, we got a great deal from my insurance company and drove back to South Philly for Jake to sign the papers and write the first check! It was all very exciting (and just a little bit stressful) but it's all settled now! We will probably also get Renter's Insurance through the same company, which will allow us another discount since we now have both of us and the cars on the same policy now. But now we are both feeling very relieved about this whole move. Now we just have to get us and all of our stuff to the new place.
Which brings us to The Move. The plan as of right now is to start in Bristol at 9 am and get most (if not all) of Jake's stuff moved in first. Except for Zelda. She'll hang out at the house until the end of the day, and when Jake returns the van to the theatre and picks up Cecilia (his Celica... get it?) he'll pick up Zelda, too. We didn't want her to have to deal with being in the new place with all the commotion and comings and goings. It will be easier for her to explore her new home with us there to hopefully put her at ease a little bit.
After getting most of Jake's stuff dealt with, we move on to my parents' house. Which is currently filled with boxes full of what I am convinced is way too much stuff for one person, but I might just be crazy. I've never really "officially" moved before. I've always left stuff at my parents' house, so I've never really seen everything I own in boxes all at once. That might be what is looking like so much to me. We shall see.
More as we get closer!!!