Sunday, February 5, 2017

Forty-Five Days

Forty-five days.  Give or take a day or two or five.  That's the time frame we are working on.  There are so many things left to do, but D keeps insisting that there is not. I think he's under some type of delusion from his cold and mono.  This battle with all the viruses that have been going around is getting really old!  

This last week I packed up our wedding china, some glassware, antique crystal and the framed photos off of the walls.  We've also gone through several years of old bills and paperwork.  Our little paper shredder is getting a tough workout and I doubt it will make it through this move.  We might have to invest in a backyard fire pit!   I've also been working in my sewing room.  Another batch of fabric went to the Vendor's Village (flee market booth) where it does sell surprisingly well, and I put my Accuquilt Go Fabric cutter on a Face Book marketplace site.  Not much interest there, so I'll have to find another site to post it on.  I've got a little embroidery machine that I need to find a home for also.  

I am going to try to take my Husqvarna sewing/embroidery machine along in the RV if we can find room.  It might not go the first few trips, but I'm pretty sure that sometime in the future I will want to resume my one hobby.  So I've been trying to sort through and pare down my accessories and notions. For now, most of that along with my remaining fabric stash will be placed in storage. 

We've also begun to downsize our wardrobes.  I've actually been slowing working on this for several months but today D started on his.......socks 😊   Shoes were yesterday.  He also went through his collection of Harley Davidson t-shirts.  As most Harley riders do, we've collected souvenir t-shirts at just about every HD dealership we've visited on our motorcycle trips, plus the local ones and gifts. This is one of those things you look at when you are down sizing and wonder why.   I have my share of those too.   

Our intentions were to declutter, sort and pack one room at a time and we have made progress, but there are no rooms that are completely done.  The spare bedroom has become a staging area for the sell/donate/toss piles so  more has accumulated there than disappeared.  

The good news of the week is that our daughter and son-in-law have accepted an offer on their house! That means our moving time frame should be on schedule with the delivery of our motorhome.  Their home was on the market less than one week!  They had several showings right off the bat and lots of interest. The opening of the new Ohio River bridge and all the new businesses in the nearby industrial park have made their subdivision very desirable. 

** I'm slow getting this post published, but not much has changed in the few days since I began writing.  Still plugging away at "stuff".  A little baby quilt that is should have been gifted to a new niece a month ago, was finally finished so that sadly might be my last project for awhile.  Now to finish up the sewing room and take my machine in for much needed maintenance/service.  Everyone always asked where we are traveling to first and we hadn't made much in the way of plans.  But we now have reservations for a week in the Pigeon Forge/Gatlinburg area at a nice little RV park for the first full week of April.  After that, I'm not sure since it will be "rolling spring break".  

1 comment:

joeks said...

I am in awe! :-)
I've said many times that I just need to pretend we're moving to motivate me to get rid of so much stuff. Unfortunately my brain knows it's just a trick and I don't follow through!