It’s Friday afternoon and I’ve had a late start to the day. But the sun is glorious today – even though it’s chilly and it snowed this morning. I slept right through it. I went from not being able to sleep at all to not being able to get up in the morning. I’m not sure which is better.
Yesterday was a lazy day. Today I have plans to go through my office and start packing up some things I don’t need. I decided to downsize even more and have someone coming on Monday to pick up some items for donation. I decided to give away some towels, blankets, and things that I just don’t need as a single person. I’m also going through my kitchen cupboards and will give away old appliances and glassware that have just been collecting dust. Yes, I wash them first.
It feels good to purge and downsize. I realized I have way too much stuff just sitting around. I’m already ahead of the game for packing. My shed outside is mostly cleared out except for my chairs and items I’m taking with me on the move. I’ve cleaned out the closest and gone through every box. I even managed to rearrange and organize things to fit in less boxes.
I still have too many clothes. I’d like to donate more clothes but I’m also kind of connected to clothes – more so than DVD’s, books or other items I don’t use. It’s funny how we can become attached to some things and not other things.
I haven’t spotted any new droppings in a couple of days. I’m trying to keep on top of cleaning and vacuum my floors every day. I packed up most of my kitchen counter too so that helps with the mice. My next battle is to get through some of the food in the pantry. Although I guess I could pack it up and take it with me.
I still have not signed a lease. Nor have I decided on where to move too. There are lots of affordable condos on the other end of town. Way down south. But there’s nothing out there. When I do go back to work, it will probably have to be in the office. I’m worried if I move all the way down south, then get a job downtown -I’d be screwed since I don’t drive.
So, my goal this weekend is to narrow my condo list to five buildings and schedule viewings for next week. I’d like to have a lease signed by the end of the week so I can start notifying utilities etc. Lots to do. But I’m not panicked just yet.
And so that’s it for this Friday afternoon. I heard from a lot of my friends yesterday and am slowly returning emails and messages. Feeling pretty good today like I can get things done. So, time to get off the computer and go do it all!
I also made another sale today on Etsy! Sales are happening every 2-3 days. This is great news. If I can get a few sales each day – then that is fantastic. And I finished my taxes last night. I think I might get audited for the first time this year because I had income from various sources. But I’ll actually get a return this year and that will pay for my move.
I might actually cook tonight as I clean the kitchen. So stay tuned!