Saturday, July 17, 2010

Final garage sale - check!

Well, the final garage sale is now behind us - we really had a fabulous time yesterday - Tahoe is such a cool place & every day we are gone I know I will miss it. We arranged for a charity pick up at 2pm & only had about 5 garbage bags of stuff left to give them - NOTHING went back in the garage, it was really awesome! Took a long soak in the jacuzzi with our friend Virginia & piled all of our food we aren't going to be able to eat or put in BeBe (4 boxes) over to the Brewery for our friends to pick through...they were overjoyed!

We are now down to the bare minimum - our bedroom & office furniture & the sofas & coffee table - the sofas are going to my daughter next week & the rest will go in storage, really not that much to store. We worked in the kitchen for 5 hours the other night & did a good job getting our storage items down to a small pile. I had a complete breakdown when faced with the realization that it was not practical to bring all of my baking & cake/cookie decorating stuff - I sold all of my frosting pastes in the garage sale as you just can't store that stuff.  We have a complete mess of our Burning Man/Hash stuff in the downstairs bedroom that I am going to have to deal with soon...

Today I will try to pack a little & then we will ride our bikes to the beach, tomorrow we will go hiking. I am a bit relieved that we had to cancel our Mt. Whitney trip as I have so much to do in the next 10 days and finding the training time for that kind of hike is difficult. 

I have moments of excitement and sadness, intermixed, but know that wherever I am with Bill will be home. It is incredibly liberating to be getting rid of STUFF & live a simpler life....

1 comment:

  1. I feel your pain, we are in the process of letting the house(s)go, we had an auction and got rid of most everything, we gave away or sold the rest, the hardest part is the mess left to clean/ organize/throw out/giveaway. I walk into every room and there is a pile. The pile we have of what must go in the new camper is still too big.
    All in all, we are excited and happy to be launching out into the world, we have been full time on the road for three years, but we still held onto both our domiciles and have now let them go, (except for the residual mess).
    Good luck and keep in touch!