Thursday, April 13, 2017


How did two weeks slip by without me posting once? 

I have been exceedingly busy. 

When my older sister packed one suitcase in February and flew to Arizona with my younger sister, she planned to come back and go through her things to get ready for a permanent move. 

When the day arrived for the two sisters to fly back here, they decided not to come. So guess who has been left with the task of sorting and selling 40 years worth of accumulated stuff?

If you guessed me you would be right. If you think that I have stooge stamped across my forehead, you may also be right. 

However, I am not doing it for free. My sister is giving me her SUV which is 12 years newer than my 18 year old car (although it has more mileage than my car), and the proceeds from selling her items are going to my younger daughter to help with her medical expenses etc. 

At this point I am not sure that any amount of money was worth it, but my two daughters came up for three days this past weekend to help with the living estate sale. I know I couldn't have gotten through it without them. They also left with a mini van loaded down with furniture. 
I would love to say that I am finished, but there is still so much to do. 

I will probably still be hard to find for the next couple of weeks, but please bear with me and keep me in your prayers. This 66 year old body is really tired out, but it has to be finished up, and I will be back. 

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  1. Oh Laura! This is hard work. I know full well and so hard to get rid of everything. I am glad you are getting some good out of it, but be careful. Our old bodies (I'm also 66) need rest to continue. Big Hugs to you!

    1. I'm trying to slow down some now, Linda. I stayed home and cooked a big turkey dinner yesterday so that I could take food to my mom. She hasn't been eating properly. Did I say I was trying to slow down. LOL

  2. Oh my gosh, that sounds like a tremendous amount of work, Laura, you poor thing! That's a huge job!

  3. Well, I guess a car is a great gift. Just don't do too much like I always do. Give yourself breaks.

  4. laura, I don't know how you are doing all that... I absolutely hate sorting and have garage sales even. I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers. Wishing all of you the very best blessings, xoxo, Susie

  5. I know it must be so hard to figure it all out! And it does get harder when you are out age. Take care of yourself while you're dealing with it all! Hugs, Diane

  6. Laura, I am also 66 and cleaning a pole barn with years of accumulated stuff in it. My daughter helps when she can. We may give a group of things to be part of an auction. They will pick up those things and take them to the auction building. I am considering calling the Mission Store to come and get the rest. I have a small amount that I will keep. This is all emotionally draining. These things are not important enough to make myself sick over. I have little money but these things go do not mean much to anyone but me.

  7. My goodness! How does one just fly off with only one suitcase and leave everything behind for someone else to clean up? I do not have many possessions but there is no way I could ever do that. What about the the little items which are so cherished by yourself,but which would not be thought important to someone else?

    I hope you take it easy the next couple of weeks. I am 74 and just moved from one part of town to another, and it has been three weeks and I am still trying to recover, and I had lots of help.

  8. Oh Laura I don't envy you at all. What a spot to be caught in. I've moved 3 times in the last 5 years and each time had a big yard sale to get rid of our stuff... I do miss a few things but not much.. it is hard and wearing on the older folks. I'm 69 and it takes me a few days to recover from all that work... sometimes longer! I can be so exhausted at night, but am amazed that with a good night's sleep, I can feel pretty good the next day... unless of course, I pull a muscle in my back or arm with heavy lifting! I'm sorry you've had to deal with this yourself for the most part. I also don't see how your sister could do that.. first.. leaving all of her stuff behind, and secondly, having YOU take care of it all! Try to rest in between if you can, though cooking a big turkey dinner is VERY tiring, almost more so than moving! I'll keep you in my prayers... Marilyn


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