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Found a home that has  a 30x30 garage for my husband,  and an upper level area for my sewing.

That means I'll be able to take most of my collection with me,  but I won't have anywhere to store the excess - which is a lot of cabinets and cases and 20-30 machines,  not counting the parts machines.

we'll be putting our current home on the market after we get all moved out  so it's going to be several months before I need to make some hard decisions.

But if anyone is heading through South Dakota with a trailer,  I'd have no trouble filling it up for you.  I am not interested in selling or shipping anything - just looking for someone to come and haul it away.


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Congrats on finding a new place Cathy!
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I honestly can't imagine having a 30 x 30 area to set up for sewing and the machines. It would feel immense, like it might have it's own echo... would be a dream.
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Cathy, CONGRATULATIONS!  I have always dreaded (WITH A PASSION) moving.  My husband, my son and I built this house in 2000, and I took an oath that my next move after that would be the cemetery!  So far, we've not moved again.  Good wishes for a good move and a sale of your current home.  There's always some nostalgia when it comes to leaving your current residence.  May God bless your move and sale. 
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we've been here since 2004,  and with 40 acres and several buildings,  it's going to be some serious downsizing.    Plan on staying there until I retire,  and then we'll have to downsize even more.  

The new home is 1 mile from my office,  while the current home is 84 miles.   I won't need to telework unless the weather is really horrid! 

When Steve and I started talking seriously about moving,  I figured I'd need to rehome most of my collection,  so I'm pretty happy that we found a place that doesn't require that.   We are moving to a town of about 2000,   so not a lot of housing options.   it's pretty amazing something we liked was on the market,  it appears most people weren't interested in paying for an oversized garage and a MIL apartment. 

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Cathy, it's a very pretty house.  I'm glad you found something you really like, and with plenty of room.  We decided when we built our current home that it was small enough that we'd not need to downsize, but I have to admit that if I had to live here alone -- I'd probably not stay here.  As things are, that's not an issue.  I think you'll really like the house, and driving 84 miles to work -- well, that's a little too far for me -- when we lived in Titusville, FL and worked in Orlando, that was a horrible drive, but at least we didn't have ice and snow to deal with! 
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Nice shack! Very happy for you!
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Cathy, the house is ideal: looks, location, size, minimal updating needed. A lot to move, but how nice you will be able to take your time packing and moving. Congratulations! (Though I am sure the farmstead will miss you both greatly!)
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Congratulations on finding a beautiful place with plenty of room for your sewing and your machines.  Sometimes things just work out perfectly!
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Location, Location, Location...this house sounds ideal...but best of all will be the extra 2-3 hours you will have to sew or whatever at your new place.  Congrats!!!


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oooooo, lovely new home.  congratulations!
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So happy you have found what really suits you and that you will be spared that looong commute!  Nice place!
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Congratulations on a lovely home...and how extra wonderful that you can move and THEN put your house up for sale!  Moving is no fun at all.
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That really looks like a nice place Cathy, congrats!

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I counted up and have around 75 cabinets (probably 1/3 are treadles (non singer) 1/3 are Singer cabs (treadles and electric) and 1/3 are cheaper, newer electric cabinets.

Out of that I've come up with about 20 I really want to keep,  and the rest can go. 


I'm planning on putting the cabinets and excess machines on CL,  with $100 for the first item,  $50 for the second,  $25 for the third and so on . . .   And if someone wants to make me a bulk deal I'd be very interested.  I'd be fine with someone coming and taking all the "cream" and leaving the garbage because I'm fine tossing out the garbage.  But it would be very hard to take a Singer parlor cabinet to the dump because I can't give it away. 

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Do you have a T10 base for ¾ size Singer 28 hand crank/treadle sewing machine?  I have the machine already.

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That's beautiful!  I cannot imagine doing the commute to work every day that you had....and for that many years!  You'll have many more hours to yourself with this move!  I am happy living in the country, but if the day comes that I become a widow, I don't know if I would still feel the same with all the snow, maintenance, etc.
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Patricia,  no I don't have one like that,  I think if I did it would make it to the "keep" list!   I do have the electric version of that though.
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What a great house!  I wish you a smooth, hiccup free move!  
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Cathy
Congratulations on the new house, It looks move in ready which will make the move much nicer.
I'm sitting here watching the storm thinking how awful it would be to contemplate your drive into work.
Time to start a quilt.
Hope all goes well.
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