Moving forward toward our plan to travel, we put our house on the market April 19, 2012. It is exhausting to keep the house cleaner than I normally would, beds made, etc. and then to have to evacuate when people want to come for a viewing. I'm pooped.
We have also been working on selling various and assundry items - ranging from a 1939 Chrysler car and 1968 Honda Dream motorcycle all the way to old collectors spoons I've had around. I will say bless Craigslist - which has been such a huge help to us. All these items that we have to deal with must be my karma for something awful I did in my past. I would advise anyone to be frugal, and avoid buying and accumulating so much stuff (junk or treasures). The removal, sale, giving away of things has been horrid and we are only about 1/2 way through. Today we got a storage unit. This reminds me of the George Carlin sketch about we Americans have stuff, and we get more stuff, and then we have to buy stuff to put our stuff in, etc., etc. Hindsight - oh I would have done it so different. But we will keep working and trying to move forward in a positive manner with smiles on our face. Our goal is coming into view.
I do have to wonder what caused me to love stainless steel coffee pots and start a collection?
The economy has been awful both to sell a house -- one that we've lived in for 20 years -- and see no appreciation. And all the wonderful old antiques and cool stuff we've collected that people like, but it seems like no one has any money -- so everything, even things of value, go for pennies on the dollar.
I just cringe when I think of the condition our country is in and curse, daily -- no hourly -- Obama. He is a Friday night sneaky initiator, spoiled brat, Socialist and is bringing our country to its knees. I'm not even positive we can survive Obama as the United States of America. I really, truly mean this and in other words, this is not a joke. I fear for the USA's future under Obama's wrong direction and disgusting leadership.