Hodge Podge Newsflash by June McInnes
So here’s the thing, we’ve sold our house, it took us only a few short months.
We marketed it ourselves in The McLeod River Post, Facebook and Kijiji. It was a real success I’d say.
The people we bought this house from said they took three years to sell it.
We don’t feel smug but do feel happy we didn’t have to spend out on a realtor. Although they do a good job, it comes at a high price in my opinion. So we decided to try for ourselves and we did it. We micro managed everything, right down to the last detail and it worked. Ian will be writing an article on this for those of you who are interested.
Ian did a wonderful job on the paperwork and we have a fabulous lawyer in town who took care of the legal end for us. So there you have it, we’re moving.
Now the packing begins. It’s alright though, it doesn’t stress me, I can pack for hours, not worrying about anything. I get up and put some food in the crock pot , pack till lunchtime, we stop, eat lunch, wash the crock pot, refill it with food for dinner later and go again with the packing. It’s a system that has worked before.
The only hard thing is getting enough boxes, so we’ve been begging them from family and friends and shops etc., it’s gradually coming together.
Room by room the clearing out and decluttering has begun and it feels marvellous, that cleansing of of the junk and cleaning down, it’s wonderful, every bit that is either packed or given away or thrown out, makes me feel like a weight is being lifted and we can be free of it all. I am I admit a squirrel by nature, but I think there is some minimalist in there too. So I. Happy either way, I know it’s complicated.
Today I will mostly be packing crockery and that’s fine by me. Yesterday it was cutlery and most favourite books. Along with some clothes, vacuum bags are one of my new favourite discoveries, it’s fantastic to shove a lot of clothes into a bag the use your vacuum to suck out the air, thus rendering it half the original size and impervious to moths, I love them. I think even after we arrive at our new destination I will continue to use them especially when it comes to seasonal clothes, they are a real boon to me and the cupboards, much more room now.
I shall be sad to leave this house, it’s been a lovely home for our family. Snuggles warm in the winter and cool against the summer heat. The garden is like a small park by British standards, we’ve all really enjoyed it here and miss it when we go, but nothing stays the same for ever does it and that’s the truth. So onward and upward I say, forward march.
Getting everything ready for the big jump is and has been a headache for Ian he’s done it all by himself, all the logistics, the paperwork, getting the pets paperwork done, oh yes, did I mention, we are taking them all with us? Yes, they are all coming with us bless them, the crazy spaniel, who thinks he’s a Rottweiler the Malamute, who although fully grown thinks he is still a puppy and can jump on your lap, my ancient pussycats all three of them and one newcomer a year ago. They are all ready to go with us.
I am so grateful to my husband Ian for letting them come with us, I love my fuzzy family and the thought of leaving them behind is so painful, it would be impossible, and he knows that, bless him. I have a wonderful husband, who even though he is allergic to cats agrees to me having 4 of those crazy little fuzzies. It is expensive to ship your pets though, but honestly I feel it’s totally worth it. No question about it.
So today it will be beef stew for lunch (good old crock pot) I might even make some garlic toast to go with it for the kids and gluten free for Ian and myself.
So back to packing now and then maybe a coffee at 11am and lunch at 1pm.
I will keep you posted on what happens next in our story and how it all turns out.
And how being reunited with our pets at our new destination goes. Take care of yourselves. Now where is that new packing tape roll........?