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!!
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.
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))))
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.
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.
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!!