Two weeks ago today I left my SD house for a nice trip to see the Episcograndkids and incidentally, their parents. I left on the one day that snow storms all around allowed me to leave, and started my return trip last Sunday. That was the one day also I could have left and made it all the way home by the next afternoon.
Due to storms, I'd still be in MO had I not left when I did. I love my family but we all would have killed each other by now! Besides, as soon as I returned I developed a viral illness that is not severe but has me operating at a subpar level.
The blizzard we had yesterday, through the night and into this afternoon is beginning to subside. The sun has peeked out--but the snow flurries continue to blow horizontally. Between the weather and my cold, I haven’t been out of the house since Tuesday!
Now the big push begins to get the house ready to sell, and our things ready to move. I listed several more of my theology books at rock bottom prices onto Amazon.com as the new seminary semesters will start soon. After all, the aim isn’t to make money--it is to get rid of the darn things so I don’t have to move them. I’ve mentioned before that I am a huge magazine junkie. Piles of old issues sit all over my house. Today I bit the bullet and cancelled four subscriptions. One of those magazines I haven’t even taken out of the wrapper for months and the others I just flip through and set aside. Time for them to go.
Meanwhile, Taciturn spent Christmas Day on Craigslist. We are beginning to think that we would like to get a short term rental in VT, say three to six months, to explore likely places to live a little more closely. Houses move so slowly there that if we made a mistake and bought in an area we turn out to hate, we’d be stuck there a lot longer. He answered several ads for places all around our target area, and spoke with someone on the phone today. It may be too early to look for a rental as we aren’t moving until March (first we had figured April, but since we’ve realized that essentially we are done here, March is better).
Had a bit of a laugh--one of the replies we received from our queries was pretty aggressive. The fellow asked questions of us that more appropriately would be asked during a credit approval process, not before we knew anything about the rental. I Googled him to see if he was just scamming to steal identities. Turned out that he really does own a lot of rental properties, but oh by the way he is the son of a well known broadcast journalist whose political views T despises. That bit of info I withheld from T. I wanted to see if the place was worth a trip to see. After another email exchange, though, we decided the place he advertises won’t do for us.
I’ll try to keep posting on a semi-regular basis, but since this is low on the priority list I may not post or read much. Lots and lots to do between now and March!