For a mid-August departure, it leaves us just about one month more till we GO!
In the meantime, our packout date is set for the end of July, a couple of days earlier to allow our landlady to show the house on a weekend! That leaves us only with just about two weeks to get things sorted, sold, and donated! In the midst of the packing, the chocolate business is moving forward, and we just got a new LARGER machine! It’s a monster! Wish I had a bit more time … isn’t it funny how tiny things like this can keep us from going toward the bigger picture. Sigh::
On top of all that, we are still hosting couch surfers – one just recently arrived from Atlanta, GA, and another one is due later this week from the Netherlands. My good old-time 5th grade buddy, Jessica and her hubby are also in town this coming weekend, … so, it sounds like so many velcro moments in delaying the packing. Ah, but procrastination has been an old friend… and there’s nothing like the adrenaline rush of panic!
That said, however, the feeling of giving something away without any strings attached, and purely for the fact the receiver finds it useful or delightful, WOW. I feel like I’m shedding a big overcoat, especially as I realize I don’t really need it. Giving away my plants did make me pause, however, as I really love having the living green-ness around. I know those who take the plants will take care of them – like they’re my own kids!
Having a Preview Sale for those interested – First Dibbs before the movers come, and we list it on Craigslist and elsewhere. Maybe I’ll post a page of pix here, too! Call out your First DIBBS!
Also have to do things like order glasses (lost at camping last weekend), look into shots, visas, and other tasks that might take time and can’t be done at the last minute.
Camping gave us a chance to revisit living out of a backpack with limited resources for a few days. We’re good.
I KNOW I’m forgetting to do something, but am not entirely sure what it is … yet. Any ideas?