Everything is going very well with the home I’m under contract to purchase. My inspection went really well. The home has new plumbing and wiring throughout, the roof is less than 10 years old and the property is in great shape. Some minor repairs and I think it’ll be a great little place for the corgis, the tortoise, and I.
While that’s been going on I’ve been organizing and cleaning out other rooms of my current home. The garage has been completely gone through and setup to collect yard sale items so I can get them out of my house until the yard sale is held. I’m getting rid of a lot of stuff. Some of it is easy to throw into the yard sale pile and other things… like my collection of stuffed animals… is much more difficult to let go of. I need to do it because I just won’t have the room to store it in my new home and I need to let go of these things. A lot of them are in great shape so I’m hoping they will be loved by someone else.
This is my Heather doll. I’ve had her since I was a toddler. She actually accompanied me into eye surgery when I was four years old so I didn’t have to go into the operating room by myself. They put a cute surgical cap on her and laid her next to me so I wouldn’t be scared. It’s things like this that are really hard to let go of. I have the memory of her though so I don’t feel like I need the physical item anymore. I might keep her apron or part of her dress as a momento for some sort of quilt.
Here are a few photos of the backyard of my home (the hot tub is going away before I move in since I really don’t want to have to take care of that):
Most of the backyard has privacy fencing and I’ll be adding the portion that is missing between my home and the neighbors. I did love the giant great Dane that was in the home when I took a tour and she was also there during the inspection. She was very gentle and sweet but huge!
The corgis are all doing fine. We had a little scare with Byron a few weeks ago when he had some major GI trouble but he is feeling all better now.
Cornwallis is doing great. Here he is playing dead. (He’s really sleeping – tortoises do a cute starfish pose when they bask and sleep in the sun.)
Thanks so much for all the comments, e-mails and Facebook messages. The outpouring of support from everyone during my stressful life change has definitely helped and boosted my morale!