Why am I up so early? Well, besides the stress of getting everything wrapped up with the house, Kevin got up at 5:30 am to head up to Iowa to pick up our travel trailer. It's been at the dealer getting some warranty work done while Kevin's been down here in Austin with me. We had hoped to head out together, but things with the house are just taking longer than anticipated. So I'll wrap things up here and meet him in Branson, MO on Saturday.
We start our first workamping job there on Monday. We will be managing the Branson View RV Park. As soon as I figure out what's up with their website, I'll post a link.
Back to the house thing... I had no idea how much stuff one can accumulate in 18 years in one house! And it's funny to see what people want to buy and are willing to pay for and what they just walk by. I have a lot of antique things that just aren't moving. Today is decision day as I don't want to store them so must decide where they will go. Yesterday we made 5 trips to Goodwill and suspect there will be more trips today and tomorrow.
While it would be better if the house were staged with furniture, we decided we didn't want to have to come back to Austin to pack things up so it will be empty when I leave here on Saturday. We have rented a 10x10 climate controlled storage space and are keeping the good furniture, family heirlooms and other irreplaceable things there until we settle on a plan for sure. While I believe we want to travel full time, a home base is really important to Kevin so we might as well keep the basic furniture so we don't have to replace that down the road.
I'm pretty sure I'm babbling so I best go now and get things ready. Wish me luck!