I guess it's time for a 30-day update, lest I forget what has happened over the last 4 weeks.
The house buying/selling process has been tedious, to say the least. The buying part was dragged out for several weeks because the seller is going through a divorce with some additional drama attached. She's apparently incapable of making decisions quickly so 7 decisions that should have taken her a day or two at most - took three weeks. We're now just waiting for the clock to tick down to the end of the year when the closing date approaches and we can move forward.
The selling process was much faster - fixed a few things, forced ourselves to finish a couple of small projects, rented a truck and filled a 10x15 storage space with stuff mostly from the garage and basement. A little drywall patch here, some paint touch up there...and we listed the house a week later than we wanted but it went up. And 20 minutes later, we had our first showing scheduled. Between Thursday and Sunday, there were 16 showings and an open house. We're closing on this house on the 14th so we've technically got 2 weeks to get our shit together and move out.
Needless to say, I haven't done anything with the car in spite of the rather mild weather this Winter. I'm hoping this pattern holds at least until we're moved - then it can snow all it wants. But we'll likely experience our first blizzard the day we're supposed to move.
Two weeks of holding pattern, Christmas, NYE, NYD and then a move - a lot going on. When the dust settles a little, I'll get back to the car. I'd guess by February I'll be back to doing something with the car.