As hard as we've been working to get the house ready for closing, we just don't seem to get anywhere. Culling through our closets to pare down our wardrobes feel like an endless task. We've taken at least a dozen trash bags full of clothes to the Salvation Army, but the closets still seem to be bulging. I'm thinking the clothes have some rabbit DNA in them and breed in those dark closets!
Not to mention the clothes we want to take along with us, that pile grows and grows. I'm thinking we're looking at the proverbial 10 lbs of stuff needing to be fitted into the 5 lb sack.
So I've been working in various rooms, trying to economize my steps. When the shredder auto shuts down for its 30 minute rest, I move on to another room. Stuff more give away clothes into a trash bag, then haul it out to the car to take it to the Salvation Army donation center. On the way back in, I toss a few more items in the garbage can. And so on around the various rooms in the house.
So with a mess spread all over the place, the estate sale people showed up right on time. Panic mode! How can they start working on placing items stored in the basement when I had stuff everywhere? Fortunately for me, they've seen this before and after a quick tour of the house, they set in place a plan of organization and went to work, leaving me to concentrate on things I have to get done.
One major project I worked on today was to sort through a bunch of boxes that I've kept paperwork and records from my military career and discarded unnecessary documents. I had kept every scrap of paper and that paid off when I put in my retirement paperwork. There was no documentation in the Coast Guard's computer data base to prove all the years I spent in the military! They didn't even have any record of my enlistment from 30 years ago. I did and provided it. If I didn't have that, it would have drastically screwed me out of hard earned money in my pension. (Phew!)
Now that everything is settled, I shredded a bunch of stuff, keeping the important stuff and highlights of my career for display someday in another house when we come off the road, hopefully not too soon!
The estate sale folks have gotten a lot done today and say they'll have everything finished by the end of the day tomorrow! I will bring the Journey over in the morning and start loading that 10 lbs of stuff...then tomorrow night, we're staying at the Bull Run Regional Park campground for the next two weeks.
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