Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Chasing Our Tails

It sure is becoming more and more difficult to watch while everyone else is starting their full timing dreams. I realize we’re doing the best we can but there are times when it seems as though we’re moving in slow motion. I’m tired of boxing up STUFF and moving boxes. I’m sick of having garage sales. I just want it to all be done. I’m ready to move on the next chapter.

We’re just so jealous to read that Heyduke and bride  have sold everything but the house which currently has a contract pending. Annie and Roxi  will be heading out on the open road real soon since Annie has been laid off effective today. George and Laurie have the house on the market and have had some lookers. Looks like Gin and Syl  are still planning on hitting the road this fall.

We’re just getting very impatient because we still have so much to take care of. Sometimes we feel like a dog chasing its tail! Seems we’re just going in circles. This has been a long drawn out process for us. We have been having garage sales for roughly three years now. We had to do it this way because we had her parents STUFF, our catering STUFF, Bed & Breakfast STUFF, her STUFF and my STUFF. Folks, I’m here to tell ya that’s a lot of STUFF!
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But wait a minute, as I say that I also suddenly remember all we have done. We have done a lot, a whole lot! We are doing pretty well actually. Our garage sale STUFF is now down to a single car garage. We might be able to get rid of this STUFF in a couple of more sales.

What will we do with all that STUFF gone? We will celebrate!!!!!!!


We will no longer be known as the garage sale ladies.

Suddenly, things are looking up. I need to just quit feeling sorry for myself and get my big A** in gear and take care of the rest of this STUFF so we can get out there too.

Sorry don’t have time to blog, we gota get busy!

Travel Safe Dawn and Denise

17 comments:

  1. I was just thinking while reading the first part of your blog, that you must have forgotten all the work you have already done, and all the stuff you have already sold. You will get there. We all go through these slumps, but just keep looking down that traveling road... :)

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  2. I'd say you two have done LOTS of stuff!! You're only one more garage sale away!!! Then, its get out the "FOR SALE" sign..and be ready if someone makes an offer.."GIT 'R DONE!"

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  3. It's been hard for us to get motivated this winter. So much to do, but we tend to hibernate. This week, a guy is doing a lot of outside house prep, and the weather is Springlike. We will get it done soon. I just hope it's not all done in only two weeks.
    Syl

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  4. Absolutely! You've looked at what you've done so far, and what you have left to do isn't so bad!

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  5. Gotta get busy? Looks like you have been busy. Keep on keeping on - ya'll will get there.

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  6. double hang in there!..we are all in the same place chasing our tails and getting dizzy!!

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  7. Nancy and I found it was easiest to rip off all that stuff like a band-aid. We did 5 yard sales and whatever didn't sell after the 5th we gave away or donated. The only things we kept were tools, some clothes and memories! It's amazing how much freer you feel once the weight of all that stuff is off your back!

    Keep plugging away, you'll get there!

    Noah

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  8. That proverbial phrase comes to mind--you can "see the light at the end of the tunnel." Hang in there!

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  9. If I did as much work as you guys I'd have twice as much done as I do now. Mind you, 2 times nothing is still nothing as that's about what I do now!

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  10. You will get there and so will we but I know how you feel it can seem overwhelming even though you have done a bunch.

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  11. Good for you...you had changed your attitude before you even got to the end of the post. Still, it does get tiresome having so many garage sales, moving boxes, etc. But, suddenly it all gets done and you will be so proud of yourselves for accomplishing your goals. Hang in there and make a little progress at least a few days every week.

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  12. So stop having garage sales. They're usually an awful lot of trouble for not return. Pick out any remaining high-ticket items, post those individually on Craigslist & then donate the rest to a thrift store. Dump it and go! Your sanity is worth more than the $100 you might get at a garage sale.

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  13. You are going through one of the hardest parts of getting ready for the road. Hang in there and remember the dream, it is the light at the end of the tunnel. :)

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  14. Thanks for joining as a follower of our blog!
    You sure had a full life of stuff to get rid of! But 3 years? I cant imagine. We were out of our house one month from making the decision to do it! Good for you for sticking with the plan and sticking around to do what you need to do! The day is coming! Just as you enjoy reading the blogs of those already on the road, I enjoy reading of the preparations, the plans, the wrap up before the embarkment! Its exciting!

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  15. I just stumbled across your blog & I will echo others & say wow! 3 years. I thought our decision 9 months out was going to be painful! We have been downsizing for several years and know its a process. We've donated a lot, which after a few garage sales we were ok with. We've taken to consignment shops for our furniture & nicer items as craigslist is not effective where we are. All I can say is good luck with the rest of your stuff and I will be following your blog!

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