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What a day!!

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Some days come out of nowhere and totally side swipe you I find! Today was one of those days for us...

I woke up and started to pack up my sewing desk... *sigh*

Good-bye my love... see you in a few weeks!!

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All my jars of hardware wrapped in cotton batting & essex linen. Only the very best for my jars... haha!!
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Moving onwards... getting rid of furniture!!

We leave on the 9th. We'll have to leave the house at 6am to make our train. The movers will show up on either the 7th or the 8th.

Which means we are down to crunch time and I had to get rid of the following furniture:

  • 2 daybeds and 1 trundle bed
  • 1 mattress
  • 3 desks
  • 2 coffee tables
  • 1 cupboard
  • 2 dressers
  • 1 nightstand

I called a guy today on Kijiji who will come and pick up your furniture and "junk" and was quoted $200-$250. Ugh! Really did not want to pay that much as everything I've listed is in great shape! The coffee table needs tightening on some screws, but other than that everything above is good to go and definitely not junk! Soo... paying someone to take perfectly good furniture and dump it would suck.

I figured I'd list a few items on Kijiji first and see if I could give them away to save myself some money and make some people happy!

It totally worked! I gave away one daybed frame to a girl who really needed a bed as hers had just broke. I gave away a coffee table to someone out of town who came in to get it, and this guy is my favourite... he showed up for a daybed and we started chatting about us heading out east etc.. and I found out he flips houses, does roofing, and refinishes furniture. He took a daybed, the trundle bed, the round coffee table with a glass top and stools today (which is absolutely loved and said it may end up in his house!) and he's coming back tomorrow afternoon for everything else! He's going to bring a guy with him and clear us out! He was so grateful for our furniture and I'm grateful that he's taking it all which in turn saves us money and will make him money! It's an absolutely win/win situation!

We need to keep one mattress out (that we're not shipping) and our couch & loveseat till the last minute as we may be sleeping on them for a night or two. Then they'll have to be hauled to the curb before we leave I guess!

At least I can cross all of this off of my list now!

About being side-swiped, the above isn't it.

This is it...

Child #2 needs surgery and is seeing a top specialist in Toronto. We were told surgery wasn't going to be until spring so we had kind of figured we'd see about transferring to a surgeon in Nova Scotia if we had to. Well... we received a phone call this morning and there was a cancellation date, so surgery has been bumped up to August 22nd. If we wanted the date.

We took it.

So... 9 days after we arrive in Cape Breton Dh and child #2 are flying back to TO for 5 days. This put another hefty (and very unexpected) dent into our savings. Today I spent my morning booking flights, finding a hotel and booking a pre-op appointment with our dr before we leave.

I'm feeling much calmer now than I was this morning let me tell you. 6 hours ago I was pretty sure that I was going to lose my mind. Thank God I have an amazing friend who I was able to unload on who totally helped talk me off the ledge... lol!

Tonight I need to pack up the rest of my sewing stuff, my machine and most of my desk has been completely packed. I need to pack up my fabric and a few other odds & ends then I'm done my own sewing stuff anyways. I also need to pare down my clothing to even less than what I have out. Just whatever will fit in my carry on bag (Thank-you J!!!) and a couple extra outfits for when we arrive in Cape Breton to last until our truck arrives. Thankfully we have a wash & dryer and can do laundry whenever. EVEN DURING THE DAYLIGHT HOURS!! Are all my Ontario friends jealous!? I thought so... LOL!!!

Tomorrow I need to finish packing up the girls room and clearing off their desks to be hauled away. I need Dh to clear out his dresser and nightstand. Let me see... I don't even know what I'm doing at this point and time to be perfectly honest. Days are all blurred together and I'm not sleeping nearly enough. If things keep going the way they are I may sleep right through to Cape Breton on the train... haha!!

I need to run out to Canada Post and pick up a few groceries probably as well.

I can only think 24 hours ahead right now, so that's my plan for the next 24 hours. Anything else I'll take as it comes... like today.

Now I need to look at my bank account, try not to stress and have faith that everything will work out.

Because, "I got this!".

Thanks for peeking in!! Enjoy your day!


Stressed out & Sleep deprived...

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I am speeding through the "Stressed out & Sleep Deprived" lanes at about 220kmph. Probably not a good thing at this point.

Dallas moved out yesterday which broke my heart a little bit again, I know, "I shouldn't be upset", but I still am. He's my baby.

Someone shared a link on FB about the area that we're moving to that set me off & added unneeded stresss.

I'm second guessing myself and wondering if we're doing the right thing, which at this point doesn't matter 'cause it's all done anyways. So in reality I'm just borrowing trouble...

Honestly, it's horrible to admit and I'm usually not a pessimist, but I'm assuming the worst about everything at this point of the game. I keep thinking "what if we fail", what if we get out there and nobody is happy?

Most things have lined up like the stars in the heavens for us, but not everything. There are still a couple loose ends that I'm praying work out for us. This is without a doubt the biggest and bravest and craziest thing I've ever done, but it's taking everything in me that I've got to give.

I need to change my attitude. I need to keep giving myself this pep talk with just 3 little words...

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'Cause I do right??


A long day and some new purple fabrics!

Let it be known that I am only letting myself buy purple fabrics. My stash has completely used up pretty much every single purple fabric, and with my business, I can't have that!

Tonight I received an email from FabricSpark and saw some new pretties that were PURPLE!! So I grabbed a few of the new purple prints and some other purples I found on the site... I sold a handful of patterns on my Craftsy site over the last week so had enough in my Paypal account to cover this order thankfully!

I'm having it shipped to a friend in Cape Breton who will babysit it for me.. she doesn't sew (yet) so I'm safe.. haha!

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I've been out all day running around and just got in about an hour ago, it's a been such a long day and I can barely keep my eyes open truthfully! I don't remember the last time I got a FULL nights sleep.

Anyways, so I got in, made dinner, threw on some laundry and now I'm doing some online orders that need to be crossed off my list. So I'm going to sit and enjoy a coffee while I do it!

My Walmart order is going to be massive as I need all household stuff for the new house. We are literally starting over again with everything, so it's going to be a hefty order. But I need to pull the trigger, click "place order" and rebalance our budget. Again.

Sooo much money going out lately... it's quite painful.

Onwards, we're still trying to eat through the freezer and that seems to be going well. Anything left though I'm sending with Dallas. I can pack the pantry stuff if it's sealed, but other than that, Dallas can take whatever. He's downstairs packing now as he's decided it's "time" since he's moving out tomorrow! LOL! What a kid... he hasn't done a thing yet, he'll need to change his address, pack, declutter, etc... ah well, live & learn.

We pulled 3 bookshelves out to the curb last night and I posted them on Kijiji for free pick up, all 3 are now gone! The lady who picked up 2 saw my JUKI in the window and asked if I was selling it too... "BACK OFF DEVIL WOMAN!!!" Hahahaha!!

Tomorrow I'm going to put out Mya's desk for free pick up, I'll keep Maria's for a bit longer as she uses hers all the time still. I still have to get rid of the following:

  • Couch
  • Loveseat
  • 2 Dressers
  • 2 daybeds
  • 2 coffee tables
  • And whatever Dallas leaves behind... *sigh*

Serenity now. On that note I'm off for the night... I'd better place that WalMart order before I don't. Again. LoL!!

 

Enjoy your evening!