This now becomes a journal of a once-in-a-lifetime experience–once in 35 years, that is! Aren’t you fascinated to read about the experience of moving? Hahahahahaha… !
First: we have to make sure we get the right amount of $ for this place, in order to move into something we can live with for the rest of our lives. (And just to be clear, we’ve lived in Toronto for 35 years, and in this house for 33 years, which was built 35 years ago.)
Part of the process of trying to be sure of that amount, is of course, the Staging. You may know all about that, but how many of you know about the mountains of work there would be after 33 years?! All we can say to ourselves is, “we’ll be ready when we’re ready”. In spite of the fact that Spring is moving on, and it’s the best time to sell.
The first worry/question we had, was how much the renovating would cost. That’s now settled, since it’s no more than we thought. He is getting started as soon as he can, so it would be nice to have some of the larger items (that should be removed for showing) out of his way. Right now we can’t continue until we get some bigger boxes, to put the stuff in that is being emptied out of those larger items; and we can’t pick up those boxes until we get rid of the load of garbage in the back of the truck, and the disposal depot doesn’t open until 10 am…
Meanwhile we do have a conference to go to this weekend (which is perhaps a good thing, to be out of the house during the painting, etc.), and life must continue with laundry, menu planning (including Sam’s dietary concerns), grocery shopping, dentist appointments, Easter, etc. etc.
“We’ll be ready when we’re ready”!
“Since, then, we do not have the excuse of ignorance, everything – and I do mean everything – connected with that old way of life has to go. It’s rotten through and through. Get rid of it! And then take on an entirely new way of life – a God-fashioned life,” (Ephesians 4:22)
HAHAHAHA–“Everything… has to go… get rid of it! … entirely new way of life…”–very funny God!! :D