Friday, April 15, 2011

Change is a Comin'

So, it's been awhile, huh? I've not been around blog land much the past month or so. My last post had me lamenting on my unmotivated and uninspired attitude. Kinda not feeling the whole, "Spring Cleaning" bug that many of us usually get this time of year. Guess what? I'm feeling it now, big time. Wanna know why???? 'Cause last week I came home to find this pinned to our front door. Seems the landlord has stopped paying mortgage, and "our" home is being auctioned off at the end of the month. We've lived here almost nine years. Occupational hazard of renting though, we all know this can happen. So, as you can imagine, I've been purging and gutting rooms. I've been cleaning closets and dumping drawers. Boxes are being packed up with things no longer needed. It is amazing how much can be crammed into a 725 sq foot space. How much we amass, how much excess we truly live with.

Here is just a small sampling of the garage sale pile in our garage. We had one last weekend, made $97. Having another one on Sunday. I've added much more since last weekend. I'm sure I'll have a few more before we leave.

We don't know how long we'll be here, whether or not we'll be leaving once the house sells or if we'll stay. We can be given 60-90 days depending on what the buyer wants to do. No matter what though, we'll have some time to work with.

As to the amount of crafting and such, I don't know how much of that I'll be doing. I'm thinking it's going to be put on hold for awhile. At least until we get a better idea of what is going on.

I am totally at peace with the situation. No matter what, God provides and we'll be fine. It's just a humble reminder on a few levels. Most of us have more in excess than many people have as their bare necessities. Also that just because we don't want to do something doesn't mean that we don't have to do it.

So, on to what may be the next season for our family.


  1. i'm thankful you're at peace during what *could* be a rather unsettling time of life. been there. done that. in both ways - peace and no peace.

    sarah ban breathnach said it beautifully...

    "be grateful for the home you have, knowing that at this moment, all you have is all you need."

    there's a home kitty corner to us that's for rent. don't know the $ but it's a nice neighborhood. :o) email me if you want more info...ladyjanesjournal at gmail dot com


    April 15, 2011 10:03 PM

  2. Oh, gosh ... I'm sorry. But I'm sure something even better is waiting for your family!


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