Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Trashy Work

35 More Days!

We spent another weekend moving STUFF to the storage unit. Luckily it’s less than a mile from our house so it doesn’t take long to take a load over. We moved more furniture on Saturday. And are now down to the bare essentials.

We moved a lot of framed art and mirrors that we wrapped in cardboard. We moved a few more boxes and still have more to move.

This weekend is the community clean up day and we plan on taking full advantage of the free service. The volunteer fire department has large dumpsters set out and they will unload all your old lumber, fencing, dried up paint and the likes. We spent yesterday loading all we could out of an old small storage building. I really should stop and clear something up before I get into trouble. Dawn and my son are the ones that cleaned out the building. My allergies are so bad I have a difficult time breathing in all that dust. It rained on and off all day. They worked in between the rain storms. They got a lot done and will work on it again today to finish it up.

The following weekend we are planning on the last big garage sale. That’s right; it will be our last garage sale. We have decided to hold it on a Friday and Saturday. What doesn’t sell will be donated to our local charity to be sold in their thrift store.

The weeks following that will be designated to painting the interior of the house and doing a thorough cleaning. We want the place to look like a brand new house when the new owners move in.

Still making progress!!

Travel Safe Dawn and Denise


  1. Wow, I am exhausted listening to all you have done. Probably because I have been there and am glad that part is over. Soon you will be on the road and all that work will be a distant memory!

  2. You need to get on the road so you can get some rest. Stay safe... :)

  3. So just how many of them garages did you have that y'all sold? I.M. knowing that things are big in Texas, but yer brakin' new ground with the number of garages y'all got. Yer not related to that JR feller that were from Dallas are ya? Y'all ain't got any extra buses in one of them garages that I.M. could use fer parts fer Old 5th Wheel, would ya?

    Me and Nilda's blog

  4. Yahoo! The light is at the end of the tunnel - final garage sale coming up! I used to say I could see the light at the end of the tunnel...but it was the train coming right at me. Maybe you feel that way some days too.

  5. You are making it happen...one step at a time! :) Soon, it will all come together :)

  6. I'm starting to feel guilty. Y'all have been soo busy. Is the house starting to echo?

  7. I'm sure glad to see someone else out here in blogland, besides me, is doing a lot of work around the house and the yard. Good work!

  8. How lucky you are for the community clean up day. Hard to believe you only have one more garage sale. Good Luck!!

  9. It's amazing how much stuff one can collect over the years and the work that goes into trying to sift through it all. We will never leave much for our kids to sort through when we die. Don't ever want to make their lives that hard. Some people never think about this when they collect all this stuff. Glad you are seeing light at the end of the tunnel, or is the floor at the bottom of the room?

    Kevin and Ruth