getting ready for major life changes
So it is decided. I’m going to give up my current career and move to Texas next June to take on the care of my mother’s critters, along with mine, and most importantly, to be there to help my Ema. I’ve got a lot to do between now and then.
I’ve got to locate a rural property that is under $30,000, at least half an acre, and has an abode of some sort that is at least habitable.
I’ve got to arrange to put into storage here my bed, sofa frame, three matching cedar chests, and the best bookcase I’ve ever owned. These are things that would be difficult to impossible to replace and that I cherish. I’ve got some china, holiday, and other kitcheny things from my time in Germany, France and England and some things from my Grandmother that I also don’t want to lose and so they will go into storage as well.
I need to pare down my wardrobe to fit into two suitcases and pare down my zillions of books to no more than a couple of boxes for storage here and maybe a box of my most often go-to reads to mail to the States –ones that I won’t be able to get in a library or elsewhere. I’m not sure it would be worth the expense though because books are heavy and they no longer have book rates. Pretty much everything else, from all the childhood crap I’ve been carrying around with me since childhood, to the 1000 plus dvd collection, all other furniture, and miscellaneous stuff I’ve collected over a lifetime has got to be sorted and cleaned and then donated, recycled or simply tossed. This is going to take me the better part of 9 months. I want to watch those movies one more time, for one thing, heh.
Scary but exciting too. I like challenges. It is time for the sanctuary interlude.