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Monday, February 4

The Fun of Moving

I have never liked moving. It isn't any fun at all and I think this has been the most difficult move of my life. We were moving from a larger house into a smaller one. The old house had 4 bedrooms and was very spacious. This house has 3 very small bedrooms, and a small living room and kitchen. The bathroom is a decent size.

The house will be cozy once we get it set up, but to do that we are going to have to really downsize. My grandson told me that I didn't need all this stuff and he's right. The house is packed and so is a 10 x 10 foot storage locker. Once we get things settled in the house, I'm going to bring a few boxes from storage at a time and sort through them as well. I should have the makings for a great yard sale by the time spring comes around. Plus, the lady who lived here left a lot of her stuff. because she moved in with her mother and just couldn't take it with her. Some of her stuff will be useful, but most of it will be going to Bibles for Missions, which is a charity thrift shop.

I'm really wanting to take before and after pictures and when I find the camera, I will do that. I am overwhelmed at the stuff we have. We lived in our house for 20 years and I thought we downsized to go to the 4 bedroom, but apparently not enough.

It will be difficult choosing what to keep and what has to go, but have decided I will only keep the treasures that are dearest to my heart. A music box from Aunt May, who passed in 2010...the plate and cup my great-grandfather gave me when I was born...a few things Dad gave me and then my antique things will be staying...well most of them anyway.

The things that I'm getting rid of will either go in the yard sale or I will list them in my Etsy Shop.  

The move is pretty much done. We have one trip in the morning to get a few things and that's it. I'm relieved because I don't need anymore stress from the landlady. We caught her yesterday in the house going through the things that were still there. She had her hand on my antique Harrison Fisher lady in an oval from from 1908. I wasn't happy. She has no right to be in the house until we are finished moving. This was the reason we didn't stay there. She wanted to use her key to come in whenever she liked and go through our stuff. Thank goodness this is over.

We put a deposit on this place on January 2nd and we haven't heard from the landlord. I put the rent into his bank account. He told us to do as we liked and not damage the place. That's the kind of landlord I like and he will find his property is upgraded as we can.

In other news, hubby hasn't had anymore chest pain but is very tired...exhausted is more the word. My fibula still gives me a lot of pain as does the tailbone injury. That fall was a nasty one. I wonder how long it will take for me to fully recuperate. I also have a lot of pain in the right calf of my leg. Many nights I can't sleep because of it.

Will try to visit all my friends as I can but very tired and busy right now, trying to get settled.

11 comments:

  1. I sure feel for you. I had to make a similar move about 30 years ago, from a huge home to a tiny one. I had to get rid of a lot and also had a yard sale. Somehow I still feel like I'm not organized. I hope this move will work out well for you and you will be happy.

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  2. I dread ever having to move again but I'm pretty sure at our age it's still in our future. I broke my tailbone over a year ago and I still can't sit or get in and out of the car, I sure hope yours is much better sooner than that! Take care and I will be checking your etsy shoppe for so great finds!

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  3. It is a pain moving but it is also exciting. I am trying hard to downsize here. We have so much stuff inside and out that I feel like I need to be on the hoarder show. Hope you both are soon feeling lots better. Can't wait to see photos. I know you are happy to be rid of that crazy landlady!

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  4. I think all of us could do with so much less than we have. (well, a lot of us)...I really need to do away with lots of stuff and that's all it is... "stuff" There are a couple of things I want of mama's and I just cannot find a place for them. I hope you will not have to move again. I have a small house as you described. I will look forward to see your pictures. I hope your soreness from your fall will soon be completely well!

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  5. We got rid of some stuff when we moved. Sometimes, it seems that we still brought too much. At other times, we wish we had this or that.

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  6. Mary, I know for a fact that we will be in the position of downsizing very soon. I am not looking forward to that at all.

    You get some rest. You deserve it. So glad that your hubby is doing much better.

    God bless.

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  7. Mary, where does all our stuff come from!! I would hate to move..... I have lived in this house for 23 years ! I think it would be a nightmare to move! You have done really great to be in so much pain And move, too!!! What a trooper you are! Hope you both get to feeling better soon.

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  8. Mary, where does all our stuff come from!! I would hate to move..... I have lived in this house for 23 years ! I think it would be a nightmare to move! You have done really great to be in so much pain And move, too!!! What a trooper you are! Hope you both get to feeling better soon.

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  9. When I think of moving I soon drive it out of my mind. It would be so much work. Books alone would be a great big job although I do think I could get rid of a lot of them. I would be afraid of getting rid of something I later regretted not having. I had a couple of things stolen years ago and I still grieve their loss,

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