So a funny thing happens when you start purging your household contents. You find stuff you forgot you had! We have worked all weekend on cleaning, purging, and loading the dumpster. In fact me typing this blog, my fingers and knuckles actually hurt typing. My knees are killing me, my feet hurt, my calves hurt, my back hurts. Okay I am just one big old knot of hurt. LOL
But the dumpster is pretty much full. Our house looks pretty good. Cleaners arrive this morning to clean (so dogs are going to daycare and cat is getting put in garage, sorry Peeves). Things are moving. I still haven’t ridden or even SEEN my horse (Time suck is totally the cleaning/purging/loading, ask me how I know). We have been busy from 730-8 am to 730-8 pm at night both Sat and Sun so weekend time was minimal. But we need to do this and it is better to do it when Mark is still here with me. SOOOO Remus went to the back of the line. And I have to go to dad’s later this week since my sister is away so I probably won’t see Remus till the weekend unless I can sneak out tomorrow. I kind of think he doesn’t miss me that much except for the carrots.
But anyway, we keep finding stuff. Mark found about 8 (Yes count them EIGHT) blankets and sheets I cleaned last year and tucked away in a tote in the garage. Oops. Can a horse have too many blankets? He also has 3-4 sheets at the barn and 2 or 3 blankets. Oops again. Luckily these ones we found are still clean and sealed in their plastic bags so they are packed and ready to travel to TN!
We found receipts from our wedding (16 years ago this year). I found a checkbook from when we lived in Austin (14 years ago), we found papers from three houses ago. We found the original listing of this house we are in now (which inspired me to move the buffet in our dining room out in the garage to make the room look bigger) and I also moved all the horse stuff out to the garage. Amazing when you declutter how much bigger even a teeny house becomes.
One realtor will be here tomorrow to take photos for the market analysis and another needs to come as well (the relo requires two realtors). These are just for them to figure out what to ask and tell us what we need to do not to put it on the market yet. We need to do a few things first before we can do that and I honestly can’t imagine living in this house with two dogs and a cat and trying to have showings. But at least we are moving forward.
We are flying to Memphis the week before Mark starts his new job to check out the area for a couple days then will fly back and get Mark packed and on his long ass drive to TN. Whew. I haven’t packed all my show clothes but am thinking of going ahead and doing it. I just don’t know if I will have time to squeeze in an event here before I need to head down. We shall see.
So has anyone else felt the awesomeness of purging your household contents? I have two big goodwill bags ready to go, we gave stuff to neighbors and coworkers. Our garage is packed but neatly with boxes and things that need to go. I really really need a vacation. Too bad I don’t think I will get one anytime soon. And it is finally starting to get warmer later this week but rain rain and more rain. Sigh.
I did have one side trip this weekend where I got to meet Ranger and watch Sarah ride but I will let her tell that story but Ranger is even CUTER in person (and bigger) and I know now why she wants to steal him. Sarah even jumped the evil fence of death (it did not look that bad in person) and lived to talk about it! YAY
Hope everyone had a productive weekend (but hopefully you are not as sore as I am LOL).