Feeling a LOT lighter

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.


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. 


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.


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!!!