Mama if that’s movin’ up Then I’m movin’ out

“You oughtta know by now…”  I love Billy Joel.   ’nuff said.

Why do we gather, keep, hoard so much stuff??  We’re finally moving out.. it’s been 3 weeks of packing/purging.   There’s still stuff in the basement and garage(s).. but the main floor will be (mostly) empty as of tomorrow.   We’re almost there.. we CAN do it!

it’s this end stuff that takes the most energy.  The big stuff.. the appliances, the big furniture pieces, and all the little crap that doesn’t have a place.. so why do i keep it?  Cause i might need it someday?   like this little bottle of bubbles from a wedding 3 yrs ago some little girl might like.  the plastic storage containers that have no lids, the banana tree with one banana left on it.. The computer, wifi, router, phones, The big pieces of art you don’t want to put in storage,  oh.. and the vaccuum cleaner!   And paper clips everywhere?  Do they multiply like rabbits?  What’s with all the paper clips?  Oh and Bill’s favourite.. my hair elastics.  They keep turning up all over the place.

I’m losing steam.. while everything moved REALLY fast at first from when we decided to do this, it’s now coming to a standstill it seems.

Locates are taking longer than their promised 2 weeks, and things are showing up where we don’t want them.. like the gas and hydro lines..

The building permit should have been in last week, this Friday it will be a week overdue, and still no word on it

Plans have changed for the porch removal, and I can’t tell the guy who’s doing it now, cause he’s on holidays.

An egress window for the basement we ordered 6 weeks ago will likely be another 4 weeks or longer to come in.

Do we move tonite to my sister’s to sleep, or wait til the weekend?   If we move out now, we can start demo, and feel like things are happening again.

I did some smart things (i think)  On the weekend, I moved most of our kitchen pantry, bath products, clothing and bedding to my sister’s house.  I even made the bed right away with our linens and duvet, so no matter when we go, it’s ready for us.  I kept just what we needed in our house for 3-4 days until our official move day.

I got us down to ONE box of photos, letters, cards… I’ll find a better box later and organize it all.. but knowing we’ll we can’t take it with us…

So.. we enter the next stage.. moved out, and demo. Here we go! No turning back now!

Published by billandamyskitchen

Bill (Guillermo 'cause he likes pretending he knows Spanish) and I (Amy) have been married since Sept 2005. We live in Southern Ontario, Canada - Niagara Peninsula in fact, smack dab between 2 of the Great Lakes. We love God, our family, our church family, and making each other laugh. (ergo the profile pic, he decided to make our photographer laugh by throwing a leg up on me just before the shutter clicked, which made ME laugh) When we married, I told Bill: "I don't know how to cook" but he had faith in me. So 15 years later, I'm still learning, and having fun. I've never (in my whole life) cooked a whole bird, chicken, turkey or otherwise. I've never roasted a beef, other than in a crockpot on low for 8 hrs. I like trying to find healthy & easy recipes and then I rarely follow them. I don't enjoy recipes that take hours or intricate steps. I have a special fondness for the Podleski sisters, writers/creators of the Looney Spoons, Crazy Plates and Yum/Yummer cookbooks. In 2018 we suddenly decided to rip our small house apart from stem to stern, moving out for 4.5 months while the house was demolished inside and out, and then rebuilt with an addition. If you go back in the archives to July-Dec 2018 you can follow that story. It's made our house open and so much more conducive to entertaining, small groups and large. It's given us the kitchen I've dreamed of to create and learn in. We feel incredibly blessed to be able to write about our journey, our faith in God and some fun recipes along the way. Thanks for joining us.

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