The house is ours -- soon to be made into a home!
All cupboards, closets, drawers, shelves in this house are emptied -- a major factor after living in this wonderful home for forty years!
Sort into Categories:
1. Throw out. (Most of this has been done).
2. Garage Sale (A massive one with lots of good stuff, including extra furniture)
3. Packed boxes to be moved from the old house to the new home.
4. Things to go to the new home IF there is room. (so glad we don't have to completely vacate this house).
Most boxes and furniture will be moved next week.
Unpacking and placement will be done as energy allows.
Undecideds will be moved if needed, the week after unpacking.
Garage sale sorted, set-up and opened for sale, soon after that.
Preparation for sale of our old home -- mainly painting inside and carpets. Fortunately not much fixing up to do, thanks to my husband's conscientious ways.
Most major decisions still to be made: To rent or sell.
If selling, popcorn ceilings are to be removed. (Major undertaking!!) Bless the man (or woman) who came up with the idea of popcorn acoustic ceilings in the sixties!!!
If renting, we have two property management business owners in the family and they will take it over.
It has been like seeing our whole life pass before our eyes. Our overwhelming emotions are what a great and happy life the Lord has given us! Our sons, now in their mid forties, were, one in preschool and the other not yet in any school, when we first came here.
I have no regrets. This house has been a wonderful home. Like everything, and everyone else there have been the ups and downs of life, but any 'downs' have ended with 'ups'. My husband chose the house and I moved in, sight unseen. I will miss my patio but I have a back porch overlooking a creek. I will miss my Jacaranda tree but I will swing by each May to see it in bloom.
I will not miss my friends and my church because we are moving only a mile down the road and one thing I have learned over the years is that people are more important than things.
The other thing I been saying to myself is the old adage : "You can't take it with you."
I'm ready to move on to the next stage of my life -- who knows how long that will be, but this I know:
GOD IS GOOD ALL THE TIME -- ALL THE TIME GOD IS GOOD!
So I've managed to join ABC Wednesday this week, but will have to skip a couple more I suspect. In the meantime kudos to Mrs. Nesbitt and Roger Owen Green for heading up this project. To see many more posts for ABC Wednesday please visit by clicking HERE.