Not All Who Wander Are Lost

Not All Who Wander Are Lost
January 17, 2017 - Florida Keys

Friday, April 16, 2010

Where Did All This Stuff Come From?

The home inspector is coming tomorrow morning at 8:00. So much for sleeping in. Oh well, hopefully he'll give us a good report. Speaking of sleep; I think Kevin and I are on a bit of overload. We've both been having trouble with sleep; can't fall asleep, can't stay asleep, wake up too early in the morning. This is the first time I can ever remember Kevin having trouble sleeping. He usually sleeps like a rock. We're both so anxious to start living the dream.

We started packing the camper this week. I can't believe how much stuff we have left in the house! Now let me tell you, I've been getting rid of stuff for years. I've sold quite a bit on ebay and Craigslist and given loads to Goodwill. I really thought I had things cleared out pretty well. There is a section in the basement where I have stored items I thought would sell at the moving sale. I really thought I had things pretty under control. But, when we actually started putting things in the camper; I realized I still have a ways to go. Actually, it's not that bad; but there definitely is work to be done.

It's amazing what we accumulate in our homes. Last night I went through the spice cabinet. That's right, I had an entire cabinet full of spices and baking products, and I don't even like to cook. Some of those spices were old. I filled 3 plastic grocery bags with garbage! I should have done it a long time ago. Living in the same house for 26 years has caused me to accumulate too much. The purge feels good! We also have done very well cleaning out the pantry and freezer. We haven't had to do much grocery shopping for months :)

On April 23rd, we will begin our camphosting assignment. So, this weekend, we'll be putting our clothes into the camper. I left a message for the estate/moving sale lady and hopefully she can do the sale in mid-May. We're moving forward with the assumption the closing will take place. Even if it doesn't, we're moving forward. Still keeping our fingers crossed!!

Our truest life is when we are in dreams awake. Henry David Thoreau

2 comments:

  1. What a scary great feeling it must be to be going thru the lAST weeks of tossing and donating. Are you going to put anything in storage?

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  2. you are living my dream. Not sure if it's escaping life or the ability to purge possessions.

    I'll be be following... and cheering you on.

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