I have been a super bad blogger but know I am officially on vacation and going to get myself on a schedule for writing and blogging.
Since now I have officially switched between two jobs, its time for a de-cluttering of everything. So we are starting with the house. Hopefully by the end of the week, we will be getting a big ass dumpster and we can start cleaning out the house, basement, and patio.
When we moved into our house, we did it in a hurry. We were renting a beautiful colonial right on the parade route. My husband's boss at the time owned it and had his offices out of the first floor, so when he went home, we had the second and third floor to ourselves. It was wonderful, even though it was haunted. I loved the place. Then one night, he came to the door and told us with the housing market the way it was (high at the time), and the way we decorated the inside and outside, he'd be a fool if he didn't put it on the market. He sold it to a NY couple within 3 days. So it was a mad dash to move! In fact, because he was turning the house back into a one family, if we could move within two weeks, we didn't have to pay rent. So off we went... We didn't have anywhere else to go, so we moved in with the hubby's mom. Very annoying at the time but it turned out to be a good thing for the husband. Within a month of moving in, she caught the flu and never fully recovered. She was a woman who was always up doing things and then it seemed over night to slow down to an almost stop. Within two months of that, she'd been diagnosed with Leukemia, then passed away within three weeks. Apparently, the "blood doctor" she had been seeing because of the abnormal cells had been begging her for years to get a bone marrow test but because she was healthy she never bothered to do it.
So what we basically did for my husband's sanity is throw everything of hers down into the basement, so we are two people living in an extremely small house filled with the stuff of four people (let's not forget his father's stuff is also down there). It is time to clean out. I have put my foot down. So let the vacation of cleaning and writing beginning!!!