Feeling a LOT lighter
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100_5536 The house closing is scheduled for next week, so I am down to the wire guys. This will be a very brief update as I still have a looooooong list of to-do's.

Between Craigslist, donation, and trash I have emptied at least 80% of our belongings. Although, I have to admit I am a minimalist anyhow, so it wasn't that difficult. I haven't sorted the kids clothes out since I bought this house 4 years ago. It's amazing how my kids accumulate clothing. With 4 boys, I don't get rid of much, because my eldest son's stuff gets handed right down to the smaller boys. I was pretty surprised after the closet clean-outs that we had 14 stuffed garbage bags of donation clothes. I also had 4 bags of toys! Incredible!!! Skyla, my 12 year old daughter, and I, estimated that we must have had about 400 hangers. I know, that's ridiculous. I recycled most of them, as those teeny-tiny boat closets definitely won't accommodate.

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Between now and my failed closing last time, most of the rooms are empty, except for the mattresses.  The only furniture that I will keep and store for a couple of months, until I get the boat up here, are my sofas, and dining room chairs.  I'm fairly confident that the salon on the boat will be large enough for this few pieces. 

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The only item of furniture that I will miss is this old library table.  My Mom and I debated for weeks over whether or not to use it on the boat, but with its 54" diameter, we finally decided that a table with a more narrow rectangular shape, and leafs for holidays gatherings, would work much better.  So, off it goes.

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After the closing I will post another update of our boat progress.  Looking forward to jumping on a plane down south to check out the last contender.  The single digit weather here has been dreadful.

 

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Feeling a LOT lighter — 2 Comments

  1. Your aspirations and steps towards a boating life is inspirational.

    In my own life, I am taking steps to break some old patterns and introduce some new ones. It is both exciting and a little bit scary (and it takes lots of work!).

    • Thanks Arno. You’ll soon regret what you didn’t do in life than what you did do. These are words that I live by. It does take work, and lots of determination and courage. Good Luck!!!