Yes, we finally made it. We still have some unpacking to do, but at least I can breathe.
We haven't stopped moving since last Thursday!
We can never give enough thanks to the people that helped us move. Seriously, from the very bottom of our hearts, thank you. We will find some way to repay all the kindness.
On moving day, we packed everything in to the house that would fit. Then, we packed the garage to the gills. We still had stuff left over. Several items had to go outside on the deck. And wouldn't ya know it?
Luckily, we had a tarp over everything- only minimal damage.
I advertised our yard sale as "The Yard Sale of the Century!"
My plan worked. So many people showed up. It was insane. Never in my life have I made so much at a yard sale. It was almost enough to pay for the stackable washer/dryer that we had to buy. The Kidney Foundation is coming this week to pick up the rest. I'm so excited to have it out of site.
Down-sizing has been fantastic. I feel so... so light! I think I'll get rid of at least one thing a week. Maybe I'll start a "Clean Out Box" and throw things into it- things I never use.
Oh, and in case you were wondering, Audrey LOVES the new house. She runs from room to room, but her favorite part is gazing out the front window. I didn't think about it, but our old house did not allow for window-gazing.
When asked the question, "Do you think we're crazy for moving into a smaller house?" My dad put it most eloquently, "No. This house is more cheery than the old one. It's brighter. It's the right color. It's a happy little house."
I have to agree.
I like our happy little house. I like it a lot.