We used to be full of it...furniture, clothes, appliances and other assorted household junk, er, necessities.
As of about 5:30 today, the house and the storage unit were completely empty (we won't talk about what's in the Journey right now, but we might make the TV show Hoarders). As my dearly departed grandmother used to say, "A place for everything and everything in its place". Right now the campground dumpster is looking like a very good place for everything...
The estate sale finished yesterday and lots of stuff sold, many of the neighbors now have our "treasures". I don't know how much we made off the sale, I don't expect a huge profit, but a little diesel fuel money for our trip to Oregon via Sioux Falls, SD will be appreciated.
It was interesting to see what sold, and what did not. Our nice kitchen set did not go, but an old, dirty workbench in my garage went quickly. Much of our bedroom furniture did not sell, but an old rocking chair and a crib went right away. And the couple of items, including our 3 month old dryer that I added the "1" to the price tag sold at that price. :c)
The leftover stuff went to a church based organization that helps homeless people get back on their feet by supplying them with furnished apartments. We feel good about that donation to help others.
The leftover, leftover stuff went with the junk man. A whole truck full of things were piled in back of the truck and away all that went, out of our hair.
The one fly in the ointment was our piano. It didn't sell. I did not know what we were going to do with it, I figured we'd have to rent another storage unit, one of the heated ones for the next six months until our son Ryan, in Oregon, gets set up in his new duty assignment. But at the last second, our next door neighbors, great friends, offered to hang on to it for us. Problem solved, at least one, anyway. It took four of us to move it, for a little upright spinet piano, it sure seemed like it was heavier than I remembered.
So the U-Haul is packed for the trip to SC to our daughter Heather's. I rented a tow dolly to tow Marti's car behind us. Originally she was going to drive, but with her eye surgery, she doesn't feel ready enough to drive safely.
Marti's eye is doing great and healing well, getting better every day, but she says it's like looking through a fishbowl, the vision is still distorted. As long as she notices daily improvement, she's happy with that. Right up front she was told it would take some time to get back to normal.
As for me, I'm on a regimen of antibiotics, Claritin and cough medicine to kick this cough and sinus infection that's been fighting with me the last couple of months. I feel better now and hope it'll be a quick recovery for me too.
So, an empty house, a full RV and a bright future. Marti finishes her job on 2 December and we're outta' here. Thanks to all of you for your kind comments, suggestions and information on insurance companies. We're leaving our old friends behind in our old neighborhood but are looking forward to meeting y'all new friends on the road!
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