It's interesting how time seems to drag when we are young, but when we are old, it just flies by. Another year has come and gone, leaving us once again with a sense of hope as we look forward to the year ahead.
Those of us who have signed up to move into Beacon Hill at Eastgate know we are faced with completing the job of getting the house ready to sell. While the many tasks involved in that preparation can seem overwhelming, we know that the excitement of moving into our new home will motivate us. We don't know when the move will happen, but I'm hoping sometime before the end of March, 2011. We've made some progress in clearing stuff out of the basement, but still have more to do. Stan keeps coming up with boxes of stuff that each of us put up in the crawl space under our family room many years ago. We've forgotten what was in them until we open the boxes and then we are faced once again with the question of what we do with the contents. If only we didn't feel compelled to open the boxes, we could probably throw them out and never miss their contents!
That last comment is not entirely true. Some of the boxes contain family heirlooms. Those require decisions - give to one of the children or sell? My mother had to move several times during her adult life, and each move was to a smaller home. In each of her moves she sold or gave away some family things and antiques, and as far as I know, never looked back. I'll try to follow her example.
HAPPY NEW YEAR, EVERYONE!