Today is raining and cold. It is ideal for sorting the stuff in my house, but instead I’m writing on my blog. Hence the title. It is difficult to decide where to start, like even which room.  Oh, and in case you were wondering, I have gotten lots of answers since my last entry, but that has given rise to many more questions. 

Decisions made… I will plan to rent my house unfurnished. I will resign from my current position at the end of this school year. I am contacting people who might be able and willing to manage my house as a rental. A dear friend warned me of how much work for little return a yard sale is, so I will rely on private sales and give aways, donations and trash for all the stuff I don’t want to take or store. Once I am done I know I will be euphoric, but it seems quite daunting at this point.

I was reassured to know that renewing my teaching certificate (expires 2014) will be no problem, even from afar and that if I am gone for less than 5 years, my sick days will still be valid and I will be able to retire, then a month later my health insurance will kick back in. Here’s hoping the new state governing body’s legislation won’t rob me of that. 

Enough procrastination. I’m going to just jump in.

6 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Teri Brooks
    Feb 23, 2013 @ 20:23:54

    Probably some one else has mentioned this, but freecycle is a great timesaver for getting rid of stuff You do not even need to load it in your car and take it somewhere, just leave it out and it magically disappears. Especially good for stuff the thrift shop won’t take, and bulky items that won’t fit in a car.


  2. Karl Anderson
    Feb 23, 2013 @ 20:27:35

    Hang in there, Pam. The light is very bright at the end of the tunnel. Sounds like a fantastic way to “end” a career (you know, the “65” thing is approaching too fast).


  3. Aunt Joanie
    Feb 23, 2013 @ 20:44:07



  4. Joyce Dothage Page
    Feb 27, 2013 @ 01:19:19

    It is so hard to downsize, even if you aren’t leaving the States. I’ve been downsizing for years and was doing pretty well until my mother passed, and I started bringing some of her things home. I would recommend someone like PODS for those items that need to be stored in a secure, weather-proof, climate-controlled enviornment. They might even give you a deal….you never know until you ask. I’m excited to follow you on your adventures!


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