So, Paul's multi-colored lists are getting checked, and items crossed off little by little. Today was a pretty productive day. Our son, Corey and DIL Amanda were in town for a wedding, and came by today to take their share of stuff back to NJ. Yeah! The garage is emptier, the storage unit is now half empty and we can see progress!
I guess we better, huh? By Thursday we will be moved into the RV, so time is running out. Paul had the RV home for a repair he had to do (I'll let him post about that); so Amanda and I took some loads into the RV for sorting and putting away later, when the slides are out, and closets are more accessible. I will have to now plan on a week's worth of work clothes, so..... closet space may be at a premium. The coat closet has been weeded out, and selections made. Again, closet space....we will need warm coats for an Oregon Christmas, something we hadn't originally planned on. We were going to keep the winter stuff in NJ... Semper Gumby....
Next weekend is the estate sale. Tuesday, Caring Transition's Carol, and her team, will be in to set up for that. Remember that huge pile in the basement who talked about? They will be setting all the stuff throughout the house to sell it all. By the end of next weekend, the house will be empty. Either by sale or by donation (of which we will get the tax deduction).
The following week is Thanksgiving, when we will head to South Carolina to spend it with our daughter and family. We will be renting a truck to bring her share of goods. We return to my final week of work. WOW!!!
If we had time, we might be getting excited....ha ha! Really, there are so many details to work on, the excitement pokes through the craziness at odd moments.
Yes, as many of you predicted, many of my co-workers have expressed their jealousy at our plans to retire and travel for an indefinite amount of time. There are those, too, who cannot quite grasp the concept of getting rid of everything, and just walking, er driving, away. I guess they can't see what we are driving TO!
So, soon, very soon - we will be seeing many of your folks down the road!!
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