This past winter when I was doing a lot of hiking (and NOT blogging), my right knee began to hurt. I thought I had strained it and so chose to ignore it like a true medical professional. It got better; in fact, I forgot about it.
Well, I just took Doris on a walk around town and wore my hiking boots for the first time since the weather got hot. Yep - the knee pain returned immediately. So, into the donation pile they go. I’ve hiked in these boots for years and they are, hands-down, the best pair I’ve ever owned. But they aren’t working for me anymore. Do they make sensible shoes for the over-50 hiker?
We are making serious progress toward our goal of moving into the condo and living like students again. Here are some “before” shots of the condo interior just for the record. The family took everything they wanted to keep and what’s left will be donated.
|My mother-in-law loved to paint and we've got lots of her work to pass on to others such as the one over the hutch.|
|Check out the white walls! We will renovate and decorate eventually but ..... first I get my RV|
|Doris enjoying cocktail hour. And SQUIRRELS!|
Tomorrow: yard sale at the house. It’s amazing how much stuff even a minimalist couple like us can collect. I’ll try to get some photos.Monday: the consignment store is coming to haul off the valuable furniture.
Thursday: Goodwill arrives to clear the condo out.The following Thursday: movers arrive at the house.
Monday the 25th: house closing.
Wow, it’s really happening. We’ve lived in our house for 12 years so, even though as you know, I consider it a weight around my neck, it’s bittersweet to leave.
But if I ever start to regret it, I’ll think back to the time we had to replace the basement door and it cost $691! How much gas would that have bought? And that’s just one example of many many over the years.
I considered saving all the receipts for home improvement/repair that were in the fat file folder I went through yesterday. But I decided there was no need to save them - I won’t forget.