Our family is moving into a hotel for a couple weeks starting today. (Willow is coming, too!) We looked at Airbnbs, month to month rentals and a hotel that allows pets seemed to be the biggest bang for our buck this time. We were lucky enough to find one closeby that had two adjoining rooms for two weeks that allowed dogs. Throw in free breakfast and a swimming pool and we’re going to pretend like we’re on a vacation. We’ll call it a staycation. Our girls are actually SO excited and that makes me excited and takes a bit of the guilt and stress away that I’ve been feeling moving us out of our home in December.
We made the decision a little over a week ago after we confirmed that the new windows and doors would be arriving at our home December 4 or 5th. Our contractor has a team of people on standby ready to install them but it will still likely take a few days. Since we were needing to be out of the house anyway, we scheduled our flooring crew to come in and lay our new floors during that time as well. They actually made us a deal that they would do the removal of our current wood floors for free if they can keep them (sure!!) and they will be laying new wood floors throughout the first floor, up the stairs, in the hallways and into our bedroom and new closet.
And! We ordered new carpet for the girls’ rooms and scheduled that also to be installed while we’re in our hotel. So with all of these things happening, we felt it was best to group them all together and move into a hotel for a couple weeks while it’s all going down. Part of me thinks it’s a tall ask for all of these things to go smoothly enough to happen in the next two weeks, but our hopes are high!
Chris and I will still be working here most days, although our office is also getting wood flooring, so we’ll shift when that happens, but we’ll still be sharing progress along the way. While this move out definitely feels necessary for projects to be able to get done, I’m hoping it also gives us, our girls and Willow a little bit of rejuvenation and rest from living in a construction zone for the last 5 months. The two week countdown is on!