Thursday, April 23, 2009
The Past Couple of Weeks: Moving, Selling, Packing and so it goes
Such a busy couple of weeks it has been! We are recuperating from our large moving sale we had on the 17th and 18th. Tom and I spent several days preparing for the sale and packing as we approach the big move up north with family. Since my dad passed so unexpectedly, we are needed with my mom. Plus, we are in a bind ourselves with the housing market and Tom being off of work. I guess it is going how it is supposed to in the grand scheme of things. We look for this move to be temporary. Eventually I would still like to end up in a nice camper or yurt out in the middle of the woods. Who knows, someday maybe Tom & I can build a rustic cabin on a chunk of land somewhere.
The moving sale went fairly well. We sold approx. half of what we had available. The biggest items are the ones that we had high hopes for but as of yet have not sold. Keeping my fingers crossed on the car though! Asking almost a thousand below book value. Tom, being the automotive artist that he is ( www.CustomOhio.com ) placed a beautiful set of painted metallic blue tribal stripes/graphics on the car. His trade is custom painting and I love these graphics he painted on. With graduation time coming we hope some parent will buy the car for their kid. All we are asking is our payoff, so we hope for the best! Same goes for the snowmobile. We already knocked an extra $500 off of it, but there is no snow on the ground and it is considered the wrong time of year to be selling such things. The items we did manage to sell we were extremely thankful for. It provided us with enough cash to make a car and truck payment. No house payment can be made. but we have electric and vehicles for another month. :-) Better than nothing right? I also managed to buy a weeks worth of groceries from the sale. Lucky for us I am a survivor and have been stock piling canned foods for some time.
A couple days before the sale my family (hubby & daughter) requested I make a homemade pizza pie. When I cook, most of the time it is entirely from scratch. My pizzas are always this way, including my homemade sauce! For once I actually documented with pictures how I do it. I figure later this week or next I will post a detailed blog with my personal recipes. :-)
The newest news is I am currently revamping the Giving Earth website. Since we are leaving our farm behind, there is much need to change the website around. I am giving the site a totally different feel! I believe you will all love it! If you get a chance, check out my website: www.GivingEarth.com Major changes, new sections and so much more! :-D I lovies it!
There you have it. I think I have pretty much updated all that I can at this time. Our Earth Day was actually spent indoors because of the weather. However, those that know us know that Earth Day is literally everyday for us! I miss my gardens like crazy! With the move and relocation/circumstances, I have no organic garden or baby seedlings to love on yet. I miss bare feet in the mud!
Despite the hard things and missing my dad, all is okay. We are alive and keeping as positive of views as humanly possible. I'm trying my hardest to expect the best even under these crazy circumstances and loss of almost everything. Tom is manifesting his dreams and I am more than happy to project my thoughts there with him. What ever it takes. ;-)
We met some great people at our sale. Some of them lived close by. I regret not knowing these people earlier and involving them in our social network. Everything for a reason though so maybe something else is to come..... Something grand!