While we're waiting to sell this place there's always something to do - especially when the snow's melting! Once we sat and thought about what it will take to physically move we had more than enough inspiration to getter done!
During the long, cold, dreary days of winter, when we're wishing for spring, it's easy to dawdle and do nothing. Watch the tube, read the blogs, cook and eat more than we need, forward silly emails, and daydream.
But, it's time for action. The warm weather has inspired us of course, and so has a potential sale. But, in the end, the more we accomplish now, the less stress we'll have later on.
Thus far today we've cut up the last of our firewood, cleaned the chimney, picked up stray branches that blew down last week, smoothed out the driveway, and worked on the backhoe. The next time we're in town I have a few boxes ready for the thrift store and we'll pick up more boxes to pack what we don't need. One closet in our home can be packed in the pickup and we'll pull a small trailer containing a wood stove and wood burning kitchen range. After that we'll still have the flatbed trailer to haul the tractor, tools and a few odds and ends. Another pickup load and a small U-Haul will complete the process.
If we're fortunate enough to buy the place we want, it comes completely furnished. And - we like most of the furniture! So about the only thing we'd move from our home would be four pieces of wicker furniture, the antique Hoosier cabinet, the computer desk, and my wing chair and ottoman.
I am chomping at the bit to be able to do things outside, so I chopped the edges of melting snow from the patio and shoveled it off! Lord knows I need the exercise!
Tonight we'll eat left over corned beef and cabbage and tomorrow I'll fix another round of "Leftover Casserole" with whatever's on the refrigerator shelves.
We have so much food storage that we've decided to stop buying - just in case we move soon.
Whatever the case, spring is the time of year when we start thinking of growth and change and new possibilities. It's a good feeling and, despite the economy, we're determined to remain positive. Besides, we're not in danger of losing our jobs - seeing as we have none - and we're debt free!
As I keep saying to Sweetie, One step in front of the other and sooner or later we'll get there.
Have a great day! Treesong