Tuesday, May 5, 2009

A shout-out to Judie and Joseph

When Jim went to Alaska to look at the Plan B house, he met and exchanged email addresses with the house's current owners.  Jim likes Judie and Joseph, and I think I would, too, if I ever get the chance to meet them.

Judie and Joseph have been keeping in touch with Jim - talking him through the procedures for caring for the logs of the house, which is completely new to us; telling who they have their utilities and internet provided by; all those little things that will help us transition to a new area. 

Jim got an email from Judie yesterday, and she and Joseph have been hard at work on the house.  Mind you, they didn't have to do this, but they sanded and painted the back balcony and the front porch, let us know which neighbors would help us take care of the lawn, have started a list of helpful things for us, are leaving us some supplies to get us started, and giving us pointers for the move up.  They've made the cross-country move before, and we're glad they're sharing their experience with us.

They'd make really great neighbors, but unfortunately, they're not staying in the area once the house is sold.  We hope the people who sell them their next house are as good to them as they have been to us.

Thanks for your help, Judie and Joseph!


  1. Aw, that's nice! And I heard they'll be out of town over the upcoming trip?

  2. Yeah, they seem really sweet. They'll probably be gone by the time we get there, but they said in the email that they don't know what time of day the closing takes place, so they may have to hang around town later than they'd like. Depends on when closing is, I guess.

  3. The Red carpet is Out! What a wonderful start to a new life!

  4. wonderful! what changes... best wishes on this move!
    salla, "swap bot"er

  5. Jim (of the wild ride variety)May 8, 2009 at 2:40:00 PM CDT

    We've been blessed to know great people in South Carolina, Texas, and now Alaska.

  6. AND Massachusetts! Without the Box Fairy, packing would have been a lot harder! :^)

  7. Jim (of the wild ride variety)May 8, 2009 at 4:12:00 PM CDT

    I was limiting it to places I'd lived, but without a doubt the Box Fairy has been a BIG help and encouragement!