Leaps and bounds!

Just as the emotional dam broke, so did the progress on emptying the house and readiness for the trip! 

All the mattresses in my house have been hauled away except for the one I am planning to keep in storage. The rooms are quite empty and guests will have to bring their own beds and bedding! 🙂  Oh, and chairs, etc.! 

The biggest thing that has set my mind at ease is that the Kuwait Embassy has already sent back my passport with visa attached! I just sent it on Monday and it was approved and returned to my door by Thursday!!! Now that was a fast turn around and I’m breathing a huge sigh of relief.

Tomorrow morning the guy who is buying my car arrives to take it away. Now, I just need my house to sell! Please.

I have scheduled Habitat for Humanity Restore to come pick up all the left over furniture on Saturday, August 17 in the afternoon. I’ll be in a completely empty house then, but only for 2 days.

Tomorrow a friend is coming with her pick-up truck to haul away some trash. It will good to get some of the bigger stuff that doesn’t fit into the trash can (bikes, scooter, shovels) out of here. At the landfill there is a swap shed where things that are reusable, such as that, are left for people to take so it doesn’t end up in the garbage. 

Speaking of friends, I absolutely could not have accomplished these things without the support and sweat equity of my friends and family. I mean, they have not been afraid to get dirty and do the heavy lifting. Some of the stuff was in the eaves of my house and coated with decades of dirt and dust. I am a packrat and I have lots of papers and books that, for some insane reason, I kept. Papers and books? They’re so very heavy. These same friends have crammed their cars to the gills and helped to haul it away. I am pleased to say that most of it has gone to recycling, the thrift shop, the swap shop, or trash. That means that I did pretty well in estimating the size of the storage unit for my stuff. Other than what I am taking with me, everything I own fits in a 5’x15′ storage unit! Thank you to these wonderful, generous, loving friends and family!

My goal is never to be a packrat again. I don’t want (nor do I want my children) to have to go through junk like that. Simplifying and living light.

4 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. adriannedawn
    Aug 08, 2013 @ 15:28:20

    I can only imagine what a huge relief that is! I’m so excited for you Mom! I love you!

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  2. Steve
    Aug 08, 2013 @ 15:51:24

    Have a safe flight! The airport in Kuwait is not the most modern or well kept, but it’s okay. You can hail a taxi from downstairs, the don’t allow taxis to pick-up passengers from the front. You will need a SIM card. I only encountered one rude Kuwaiti in the airport, most are helpful and nice. Taxis are reasonably priced in Kuwait, about three KD or Kuwaiti Dinar per trip. The airport taxis are usually more expensive. You will be struck by the dry desert, landscape, at first. It’s very hot, and very dry, not like NC as far as humidity. Enjoy Kuwait! The Early Bird in Jabria, and Faheel has the best American breakfast! I’m good friends, and on fb, with Jerson, the Manager of the Early Bird Cafe in Fahaheel. He’s a great guy from the Philippines.

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  3. Janice Anderson
    Aug 09, 2013 @ 23:49:54

    Thanks for the update! I was just thinking about you! So glad you are almost there! I am calling this the year of decluttering myself!!

    On Thu, Aug 8, 2013 at 11:22 AM, allaboardforadventure wrote:

    > ** > allaboardforadventure posted: “Just as the emotional dam broke, so did > the progress on emptying the house and readiness for the trip! All the > mattresses in my house have been hauled away except for the one I am > planning to keep in storage. The rooms are quite empty and guests will > have”

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