Tuesday, November 1, 2016
Feeling Very Accomplished...
Today, Yes it is November 1st, I had a task to do and normally I am just too overwhelmed to begin. However in my new state of being, I am finding ways to tackle even the hardest of jobs. I know I have talked about the fact that Mr. C wants to move out of California. Well in order to do so we must list and sell this home and property in order to begin anew in another state. With that in mind...I am trying my best to make my home look like no one lives in it and for certain that no one makes any chaos out of any room...including a craft studio. So...This is what I accomplished today. Clearing my studio table which is approximately 5' x 9' in size. I didn't take any before photos because I believe you have all seen it piled to the highest peaks.
Due to the size and weight of my desk and table I will not be able to take it with me. I am hoping the new buyers will want to keep it enough to add a little money to the deal. Mr. C made it and it took 6 strong men to carry it in and place it on the desk. I have loved it and used it to cut out fabrics for Dress A Girl Around the World, make cards for Random Acts of Mail, make postcards for Love Notes, Angel charms for giving and a myriad of other assorted crafts and such. Even Mr. C has used this table for making cardboard templates and fixtures for his car building projects. Mr. C built this room especially for me including the shelves to hold my bins of ephemera and treasures. I will miss this room but I do believe I shall have another equally wonderful space for my Creative Bliss.
Here you can see the large oak cabinets that currently house too much stuff (where else was I going to put things?)! These cabinets, total of 3, are not moving with us either.
We have gotten an estimate from the local family run moving company (83 years in business) and it was higher than we thought. Of course the last time we moved was 18 years ago. So every ounce and box and piece of furniture has to be carefully selected for making the trip. My bead podium with the printer drawers is going with us...except...I must put every little bin of beads in zip bags. Now this will be a project.
We are not moving yet. We have no idea when we will be able to sell and move. We also have no idea what home will be available for us when we can move. There are only two developments we want to live in and homes are rarely offered for sale. We still entertain the thought of building our home, however, with the Real Estate market dead for our home here in rural Northern California we are not hopeful we will have sufficient funds to build.
So I am here in limbo and not able to sew or craft or make a lovely mess of my rooms for who knows how long. I have done all of this in preparation of the listing photo shoot.
Mother Nature has delayed our schedule due to lots of rain. We need to remove 21 Rosey Glo shrubs from the front slope and yet it is too muddy to attempt yet. Then we need a nice sunny day for the photos. Somehow all will work out. I am doing my best to visualize, "A Full Price Cash Offer with a 45 Day Escrow." Yes, Please. I know things will work out eventually and everything will be fine. I just need to try to do my very best and not get overly stressed. After all this is the busiest time of year for holidays and get-togethers with family and friends. I shall EMBRACE all that Mr. C and I have worked so hard for in this life we share. I am truly GRATEFUL beyond words.
I wish for everyone lots of LOVE and BLISS...