In the 11th hour, things fell into place. We put our house up for sale back in August, and as December ticked closer it was getting harder to keep a positive outlook on what would become of our house.

At first we dismisses the possibility of becoming landlords outright.  We didn’t want to worry about someone trashing our house when we were not around.  But by late November and early December, we began to realize that renting might become a reality.

A few weeks ago Cari got a phone call from Jill Erickson, a good friend from church. Read the rest of this entry »

Written on December 22nd, 2011 , Everything Else

It’s Monday, December 19th.  All of the final details of this move are finally falling into place. Here’s a summary of the highlights:

The House:

I think we have found renters.  There are a few formalities to wrap up, but so far it looks good.  We met them last week when they came back for a second look.  Nice people!  No kids, which is sad for the neighbor families but good for our house.  We should hear sometime very soon (like, today) if they are fully approved.

Fingers crossed. Read the rest of this entry »

Written on December 19th, 2011 , Everything Else

stuff·itis [stuhf-i’tis] An unnecessary inflammation of the quantity of stuff owned

Another trash bag hauled to the curb.  Another carload dropped off at Goodwill.  Another cupboard cleared out and empty.

I’m embarrassed at the quantity of expendable junk we’ve accumulated over sixteen years of marriage and thirteen years of parenting, junk we’re now all too happy to kick to the curb or donate to the unwashed masses.  I wish we could reclaim even a fraction of the cash we spent on merchandise once-upon-a-time deemed a good idea when it beckoned to us brand-new at the store. “You want me!” Read the rest of this entry »

Written on December 6th, 2011 , Everything Else

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