Super Sunday - Sunday - February 5, 2012

Nancy here:
Well, it has become clear to me that getting our Florida trip blogs caught up is NOT going to happen just now.  They are written, (thanks Bill), but I have not had time to add the pictures and type them into blogger.  They will just have to wait until I finish working and we get the house cleaned out and our new home established:o))  So I will try to stay up with what is going on right now.  Hey, I am already 3 days late ;o))

Today is Super Bowl Sunday and unlike most people, the Superbowl doesn’t really play any significant role in what we do.  We have been home less than a week from our Florida Vacation.  What have we done??  Plenty!!

Nancy has turned in her two week notice to Home Depot and her last workday is Feb 12th.  That means her freedom begins on Feb 13th… there’s that number again;o)) We have filed for her Social Security and we’re told it will start in February with the first check arriving in March!!!

I have been busy ‘emptying’ the house.  The things on the walls have been removed, the holes have been patched and painted.  Our STUFF has been separated into categories:  Keep, Give Away to family and friends, Sell, Donate, Trash or Leave for buyers. 

Anyone want a great treadmill ;o))
We got it listed on Craigslist!!
03a - treadmill
It just won’t fit in the Motorhome ;o((

We have emptied the grandkids room. The captains beds are going to our daughter's house.  Our grandson, Daniel, has thousands of legos which will fit nicely in the underbed drawers!! We are putting the “Keep” things in this room.  We haven’t even started on the kitchen, bedroom or closet yet;o((  Neither one of us are collectors, so I’m sure Nancy will find a permanent place for most of this stuff.03b - Stuff to go

We have already given away some furniture to family and friends.  Still have more of that to go.  We will be renting a truck to take a large amount of furniture to our daughter in Raleigh.  With four children, she can use the beds and livingroom furniture!!  It will replace the things we gave her 12 years ago when we went on our Race Around America;o))))

Beds are broken down and ready to go!!02b - Stuff for Julie
We are still sitting on the living-room furniture, occasionally!!

I took some boxes of dishes/glasses, a game table and LP/tape to CD converter to our son’s in-laws.  They have graciously agreed to deliver the goods to Brian and Chris…THANKS!!

The new owners came yesterday.  They wanted to store some things in the garage until we are gone…No Problem!! They are really nice people and they actually bought some of our stuff while they were here.

04 - stuff sold to owner
We have their purchases stored in the kitchen nook.

We told them we were going to Craigslist some things and have a yard sale to get rid of the rest.  Let me tell you, we waited a long time to get a buyer, but these people are the best.  They said whatever we can’t get rid of to just “leave it” and they would either use it or dispose of it!!  Also, they know we are waiting on delivery of our motorhome and told us if we need to stay in the house longer than 2 months… it is NOT a problem!!!!!  That really takes the pressure off, but there is still much to be done.

We do have piles of “sell” stuff.  Nancy will be adding the dining room set, along with a few other items to Craigslist on Friday when she is not working.
05b - Stuff to sell

Lots and lots of photos, artwork and frames to sell.05 - Stuff to sell
Television has been put on Craigslist.

I have made two trips to the recycle center with crap I finally decided to get rid of from the garage.  I know, I know – it’s about time!!

So, we have been super busy on Super Bowl Sunday.  I just finished packing another box and it’s 5 o’clock.  Nancy will be home from work in a few minutes in time for dinner.  I do intend to watch the Super Bowl. Well – at least the first half ;o))  Both of us will be in bed early.  We’ve been working hard and Nancy has to work early tomorrow.

I hope the Panthers win!!  Oh, they’re not in the Super Bowl?!?!  It’s the Giants vs. the Patriots….then it doesn’t matter who wins ;o)) Oh well, it’s still a Super Sunday!!


  1. Too funny! What a blessing to have such great buyers. You got lots to go, but I bet it will go fast...the end always does :)

  2. I am watching you and learning. Hub and I will be in the same mode in about 4 to 5 years. I'm already Craiglisting some things we don't use now. We don't have children to pass things to, so it makes it harder to get rid of "family" items. I hope we find such nice buyers.

  3. I'm loving this!! Things flying out the door to every which place and you guys "almost" on the road! So fine!!

    You had my kind of "super sunday". Although I did go to a super bowl party for the first time in my life compliments of our NC neighbors. Now who was it that won??? And why do we care?? :-)

  4. Wow - you guys have been busy! Take care and know that we are thinking of you!

  5. You are so lucky to have great buyers. For some reason, we have always had picky, difficult ones. Very happy for you.

  6. Panthers will win it next year!! We missed you two at our Super Bowl party. We had plenty of room and food. I think the nicer team won.

    I'm glad that you have nice understanding buyers. I'm also glad to see that they wanted at least one of those ships. They are so nice. Stay busy and your new home will be ready before you know it.


  7. Nancy, don't beat yourself up, you do what you have to do and we'll catch up on the rest of your trip adventures around the campfire next to your new Journey. :c)

  8. You stayed the course now the prize is within sight. Glad to see everything is moving along.

    Especially nice that Nancy will be retired by this time next week.

    It's about time.

  9. Wow, you've been busy! In no time at all, you'll be done and on your way :)

  10. You are seeing the end of the tunnel, it will be here in short time. Enjoy!

    Bruce and Laura

  11. Part II of our downsizing will be coming up in a couple of months :-)) Looks like you're off to a great start. Good luck with the rest of it.

  12. Downsizing and getting rid of stuff is not an easy task. It sure helps to have some time to sort it all out.
    Congratulations to Nancy on her last day of work at Home Depot!!

  13. Been there with the home and the job. It is great when it finally gets here and believe Deb and I, it is worth the wait. We have really been enjoying our time. Congratulations and enjoy your freedom!

  14. Brings up bad memories. Been 6 mo and down in Cedar Key now and life is pretty good.

  15. So glad to see you guys are almost there! Retirement is so under-rated, and fulltiming is AWESOME! Congrats and hope to see you on down the road!