Since writing the previous post, we have come to the conclusion that it is probably in our best interest to put our house up for sale.
As soon as possible.
I’m not thrilled.
The idea of living here with 4 boys, trying to homeschool, and having to keep the house ready to show on any given day ranks right up there with having my eyes gouged out. So to minimize the chaos (not to mention make the house much more showable) we’ve decided to clean it out completely. Everything save the bare essentials (couch, table, beds, piano, cello, school books, a minimal clothing supply, and a very few toys) is getting packed up in the next few weeks and going into a storage unit. The less there is to mess up, the less mess we can make.
Somehow I think that should be more of my living philosophy on a daily basis, but then minimalism has never been my style.
So instead of schoolwork this week, we’ll be filling boxes and cleaning like crazy. I guess that’s one way to remedy the February homeschool slump that seems to hit yearly. What am I saying, we have hardly done enough schoolwork lately to even have a slump this year. I was actually looking forward to doing school this week. We’ll probably have to settle for scripture study and piano practice.
I really don’t want to do this. I mean, I knew I would have to be packing up the house sooner or later, but it would just be so much more palatable if there was a nice new house on the other end, rather than just a storage unit. In February. In the snow. And knowing that we’ll have to move all those boxes again once we do have a new house.
If I’m really lucky, the idea of moving it twice will help me get rid of all unnecessary clutter. I can already feel that idea at work in my head! But the fact that I really am a packrat is still staring me right in the face. Living in the same house for almost 11 years hasn’t helped. But tomorrow morning I get to confront it head on!
Wish me luck.