We survived the sale. Of course I knew we would, but it was a hectic three days. My expectations were to just thin things out a bit, but I could not believe how much things were thinned out. It was starting to get really hard by the third day when we consolidated all the remaining small items into the living room, kitchen and dining room. Every other room in the house is empty except for the larger pieces of furniture and even much of that is spoken for, but hasn’t been picked up yet.
As people were buying and carrying things out, my heart started doubting whether or not I should have done this. I just got that sinking kind of feeling that I had made a mistake. I think in reality it was just seeing the voids around the house that were so perfect in my mind before. I’m really not that attached to my stuff, but it was a reflection of me and that is what I saw walking out the door. I’m better today and still very excited to move at the end of the week. The thought of a fresh start on the horizon with the anticipation of making this next house a home is a very pleasant thought.
Here are a few pictures of our house after the sale was complete. I still have several large pieces of furniture, of which I am thankful, but several pieces still need to be picked up plus there are a few pieces that I would still like to sell.
Our empty family room-(The couches sold.)
Finishing packing should be easy. I just need to box up the few things sitting out and the few thing still in my cabinets that we use every day, and then we will be ready to go.