Map based on Southwest Airlines Original
We do not fit into our little house. Adapting means change and this transformation from larger spaces is difficult for me. Considering I spent plenty of time clearing out stuff here and writing about it two years ago, how did the need to downsize more happen?
I have been putting off being serious about this task for almost a year. It's my April commitment, it just so happens the community yard sale is the 29th, to rid us of unnecessary belongings day by day. There is a background narrative which I hope I can stretch for the duration of the A to Z Challenge.
My husband and I were on an extended east coast tour, he for work, both of us to see friends and me visiting family I hadn't seen in too long. During the past five years, we moved from Vermont to the Bay Area and then received a work transfer to southern California. We rented a dream home on a golf course for a year then moved back to reality, this time into our own ((tiny)) home.
With three residence changes in such a short period, it was difficult to schedule travel back east to see my 85-year-old mother. In May 2016 the opportunity arose. The trip included two weeks in Florida, followed by two weeks for me in New York and my husband in North Carolina. Then we both returned to the Orlando area for a week.
Our son lives in a casita on our California property making it easy for him to move into the house and take care of all, including the dog while we are away. For this journey, the company covered the cost of hotels for five weeks and although my husband must work during the day, we can see our Florida friends in the evening. Also, I have the 14 days to catch up with family in New York.
Pretty perfect plan!
(continued on next post)
The Tossing of Things for Today
Two large dresser drawers are empty and six more organized. Forty-seven items are in the trash or ready for donating.