Sunday, February 21, 2010

Downsizing...

Well, I don't care what anyone says, it's hard to downsize!

From this.....
To this....
From this.....
To this....
From this...
To this....

Yes, we moved a couple of weeks ago into an apartment after 10 years in the house. No, as of today, the house still has not sold, but we were offered such a good deal on the lease for the apartment we decided we needed to take advantage of it. We have about 700 sq. ft less here in the apartment, and I thought I had done such a good job of getting rid of stuff, until we moved it all here and realized it still wouldn't all fit!!! So we began the job again, sorting stuff to give to Goodwill and a few more things to the dump...and we are still not finished. We have a very full apartment and the garage is still full of things we don't really know what to do with! Maybe we should have gotten that three bedroom place, even though we didn't like the floor plan, LOL!

It has been incredibly busy, getting us moved, and a week later Amy (DD#1) moved into her new apartment (which is fantastic by the way). So between trying to get us settled, working full time, helping John job search, doing our taxes, trying to study for my Insurance Designation test in March, working on my next designs to be published...I am feeling overwhelmed. Anything I decide to work on leaves me feeling guilty because there are so many other important things that need to be done at the same time! Whew! I am looking forward to getting this all done and then heading to Hawaii for a week in April!!! I'm gonna need it!

But we are finding the apartment was a good choice...though trying to get used to the noise of the upstairs neighbors hasn't been easy, we do not hear our side neighbors at all. The building is so well built that we have not had to turn on our heat at all since we moved in, we are staying cozy. The kitchen and our bedroom face south, so I have sunshine coming in all day long (when the sun shines that is!). I have situated my stitching chair right next to the window so I can enjoy the warmth and vitamin D! I have really loved having a fireplace, and we have enjoyed several evenings with the fire.

So, there is my life this month. We have been enjoying unseasonably warm and sunny days this week, all the plum trees are gloriously bloomed out, (about 3 weeks early) so spring is definitely in the air....my favorite season!!! Until next time...

5 comments:

Carolyn NC said...

We always have more stuff than we think, don't we?? Glad the new apt. is working out. Enjoy!

Von said...

Oh, Connie! Your plate is more than full - it's heaped up and overflowing! Keep plugging away at it, one bite at a time and soon you'll be snoozing away, listening to the ocean waves and a tropical breeze coming through your open window. A well-earned vacation!!

Kathryn said...

Congratulations, Connie, on making a huge change. Way to go on the downsizing - something that most of us should get a start on. Lately I've been tempted to just move away from my messy house and start fresh!

shakatak66 said...

Sounds like you're managing to settle in slowly to your new surroundings - it is amazing how much clutter we can build up over the years, and how happy we can still be when that clutter is no longer around - I hope everything continues to be positive, and that you have a lovely holiday in April :D

Siobhan said...

Congratulations on the new home... good luck with downsizing, etc. I understand the feeling--I think our stuff multiplies at night. Hang in there!