On Wednesday we found out that our church was having their annual garage sale. We decided that maybe it would be a good idea to try to take advantage of the circumstances and see if we could get rid of some of the things we didn’t want to store while we are living abroad.
We called to see if someone would be able to pick up our stuff and sure enough, a truck could come and get our things the next day. This meant we had about 24 hours to decide what we were keeping and what we wanted taken away. Now, we don’t have to be out of our house until the end of July, so this also meant trying to figure out what things we would be ok living without for the next month.We ended up with 4 piles of clothes, furniture, more furniture, and countless kitchen gadgets we have accumulated over the years. The truck came and after 2 trips they took EVERYTHING! It was such a wonderful blessing. My stress levels greatly decrease once that truck pulled away that final time.
So, things are progressing. We have withdrawn the kiddos from public school and signed them up for homeschooling. We have a move-out date for our house and a date of when we will be headed to Europe.
And now, the Great Purge has begun. I expect a great simplification of our lives as we rid ourselves of the items that we have unnecessarily held onto over the years. It feels good. This feels right.