But, I'm focusing on the positives. We close on the 8th, and my birthday is on the 10th. I've decided to take the 10th off, and have a glass of champagne while packing. Baby steps. :-)
I'll provide more of a financial update, but it's safe to say that things will be tighter than I'd prefer for at least a few months, until more of my stock vests. And, then we will sell our Seattle house & have a cushion again. Woohoo!
I'm also mentally creating a list of things we don't want to move & will either donate or sell in advance. The boys & I are going through their rooms this weekend for the sorting process: toss, donate, sell, keep/move. Should be a hoot!
In other news, we've spent no money of any kind, because, well, when you are plunking down a big bunch of money for a down payment, it makes you feel really uninterested in spending anything else. :-)
The to do list! As you can see, it's a mix of big & small tasks, but they all need to be completed.
- Sort out a nanny for next week. Mine had a family emergency (her grandmother passed away), so I need to either plan to work from home in the afternoons, or trade off a few days with M.
- Liquidate remaining assets before next week (x3). Have a call out to my broker on one that's particularly tricky.
- Provide paper trail of all money to the bank.
- Figure out moving date. (This is dependent on our landlord getting our house rented).
- Start packing
- Book exterminator for new house. (This is a thing before people move in, apparently. Wasn't required in Washington, so a new process for me).
- Sort out work travel plans based on move date.
- Finish new cash flow model based on expenses. After 11+ years of marriage, M & I have finally come to terms with needing a combined cash flow, vs each covering specific expenses and managing independently. Should be a fun exercise to put it all together. Random trivia - my cash flow spreadsheet is 20+ years old. Why fix what's not broken.
- Provide notice to tenants that we will not renew their rental contract.
- Book a camp for the kids in February, when we were supposed to be skiing.
And, that's it for me! What's the #1 item on your to do list today?