This past week has been a blur of activity and stress. We haven’t had much sleep during this time and until last night, we averaged perhaps four hours. Sleep is not overrated. It is what encourages your body to function properly and allows you to have endurance and strength.
We rented the last of seven trucks to clear out the remaining of our belongings, from our home of twenty years. From last November, when I began going through my desk area, to January when I began sorting and packing and donating. We relocated to a condo, last January, going from 4800 SQ FT to 1500 SQ FT. Huge difference. To free ourselves from the accumulation of those last two decades was very hard, saddening, frustrating and tiring.
We have been exhausted keeping up two house holds. My guy was traveling an extra 25 to 35 miles per day just to stop by the property, make certain the different realtors showing the property had left the lights on, locked the doors and windows, put the alarm on and that the property was not displaying vacant appearance. There have been many instances where homes for sale have been vandalized or broken into. Thankfully ours was protected.
We went to settlement Wednesday and the new owner is a lovely woman who is very excited to own her new home. She and her new husband seem very nice and we feel as if our old home will have a new mommy and daddy. I hope there will be many children and pets to play inside and in the huge backyard. We released this house into good hands and now, we move on.
We were responsible stewards, taking care of the utilities and lawn care and security monitoring. We scrubbed and wiped and cleaned, then lifted and packed and hoisted and moved, until we didn’t know if we were coming or going. We are thankful. Yes we are!
Yesterday we had my middle sister and her husband over for the family meal. I prepared everything. I only consumed one-half of the food on my plate then I saved the remainder. I packaged up to-go food and gave away my whole pumpkin pie. I was very tired. Too tired to cut it in half. I totally did not take any photographs, even though my digital camera was five to ten feet away from me. I shrug my shoulders because I am too thankful and full to chastise myself. So what. Tomorrow’s another day.