After taking at least six large van fulls of someone else future treasures to charities this week, the garage is clean and the house is really starting to look empty.
Now, the cleaning begins…
In the madness of trying to get things cleared out of the house for our big Moving Sale this weekend, I find myself in somewhat of a panic. What if it all doesn’t go? What if our beautiful forested dead-end road just doesn’t get enough traffic and no one comes? What if the people who do come don’t leave with new treasure.
After the past few months, weeks, and days of emotionally separating ourselves from about 60+% of the items in the house, I am so ready to have to gone. We feel like it is weighing us down – holding us here when instead we are ready to embark on our family adventure.
So, please, join me in a quiet prayer to the Garage Sale Gods. May it all go quick!
Please, please tell me this will all be gone by the end of the weekend!
Spent the entire 3 day weekend packing up carloads for Goodwill and then preceding to fill our entire living room with boxes in preparation for a garage sale. Phew! I’m exhausted! The rest of the house is looking pretty good. Lots of work still to go, of course, but the progress is promising.
We met with a realtor this morning. The good news is that all this waiting to leave has paid off…. it sounds like the market has really picked up a lot in the past year. What a relief! Now, the questions is… with only 104 days left before we leave, when to list it? I’d rather not be homeless until much closer to our leave date but having it sold before we leave sounds good too. We live in an neighborhood next to great schools so we are thinking a new family might want to be moving in before September…. Decisions, decisions…
After several years of waiting and planning, followed by 35 minutes on hold with the airlines, WE’VE GOT TICKETS! (And, even better, we were able to all book frequent tickets for this first big leg.) We leave September 4th for our first stop… Tokyo, Japan!
Just try wiping the smiles off our faces. I dare you.