Well sort of... You cannot imagine how many trips to the dump my husband has made in the past two weeks. We've turned up nothing of value, except a box of Legos and a few Hot Wheels. Much of what has gone is mounds of paper work -- me from my writing and the operation of the school and Barry from his years of travel and church work. I must have gone through at least two thousand photos. Kept the ones of family and friends and a few other significant ones which amounts to a couple of hundred total. It doesn't help to have photographers in the family.
We have filled a few boxes with items from drawers and closets and still have a few more boxes to fill with books -- my Flamborough collection and Barry's theological ones. We have gathered a bunch of stuff for a garage sale -- have to re-coup a little on the financial side. Whatever else is left will go to the church's big Garage Sale in May and to the Salvation Army, and some has been given away.
This house is our resource for retirement funds. Most pastors don't get pensions. We are fortunate to have this large house and have kept it in good condition. We have already had the outside painted and once we are out, will paint the inside. We close escrow next week.
Then comes the process of selling. We are praying for a fair price. Not thinking of renting at the moment even though we have two property managers in the family. But we will face all this after we are settled in the new home. Looks like we will be moving in before Easter. Find it hard to believe! January 24 was the first time we seriously thought of moving. So it will be about 8 weeks total. Amazing.
We are continuing to pray for smooth negotiations and operations and then hopefully a normal life once again. If you are someone who prays, please join us in prayer.
No photos today. Thinking about too many other things.
More news to come.