Mad props to military families. They make an incredible sacrifice to defend our country and others, and in these turbulent times, this is a HUGE commitment.
But they MOVE all the time. How on EARTH they manage this....I have no idea. I am about to keel over.
The realtor comes tomorrow morning, and I am crossing my fingers that we are ready. G-man and I have probably spent 90% of our non-working, non-sleeping hours cleaning, purging, etc. There is a cathartic feeling of letting some of this stuff go. And scrubbing things so clean that you are disgusted with yourself that it was that dirty. Wanna feel like the worst housekeeper in the world? Clean your house to get ready to sell.
We have sold 2 extra dressers, 2 bookcases, and our electric fireplace. Net of $125. I swear there is something else we sold....whatever. This will cut down on the weight we have to move, and get rid of stuff that we really didn't need. One dresser was mine from when I was a teen, and was a heavier laminate unit to start (it was later painted). We used it as storage out of need. The rest was sitting in my attic. Buh bye. We have a few other things listed, but they will probably get donate since there doesn't seem to be interest. We have previously tried to sell 3/4 of this stuff and there was no interest.....guess it was all timing.
We have re-arranged some furniture and this has thrown Bossy off. Not terribly off...but enough that he just keeps looking at it.
I need to add up the receipts to see how much we have spent on getting the house ready. Probably in the $600 range. Almost half of that was the replacement window sash that has been broken for years. We looked at getting new glass only...and it was almost as much! We also had to replace Bossy's large bi-fold closet doors. We looked at Habitat for Humanity (Thanks Kim!), but they didn't have anything that fit....so that was $117. The rest is paint and beautification.
And today is the day that the staff at the office will find out I am leaving.
I am really looking forward to "getting on" with it. We still haven't gotten the official orders, but we were told that the transfer unit is backlogged, so it could take a few weeks. Wednesday will be 2 weeks, so it should be soon. Then at least we will have a hard date that G-man has to be there.
All of this still is still a little surreal.