Well, first off, let's start with the big news!
WE MADE GOAL #1 - Down Payment for the Rig!
As of this week, we officially raised/saved enough money to put the down payment down on our new rig/home! It was kinda surreal, standing at the counter at the bank, having a money order created for this... We were supposed to do the hand-over tonight, but there is currently hurricane style winds and rain going on outside, so we figured tomorrow might be a better bet. But .... TOMORROW? Really?! I kinda feel like this day would never come, but yet, it came so fast!? Is that possible? Like, next week we could start demo/reno - YES! I have been waiting, wishing for the reno days of this whole adventure, seemingly forever. We've already found our dream reno online, on a segment of the HGTV website, called Rate My Space. Honestly, the colors, the ideas for art on the walls, the overall contemporary look, and the simplicity of it all appeal to us. We are definitely going to be pulling a lot of inspiration from these guys - Thanks, whoever you are!!
Here's some photos of what I'm talking about:
Our very own tiny home (kinda, sorta).
I dunno, maybe I'm crazy, but I can already picture us sitting at the dinette, playing Phase 10, the dog at our feet, chewing a pig ear (locally sourced, of course! lol), the cats, each in their own window, watching the birds. Ah, I'm so idealistic, I know. What will really probably happen is that the dog will be chasing the cats through the very small length of the space, knocking everything over and causing a ruckus, while we long for TV in the living room and the stove won't work or something. Ah, no, Amy, be positive. POSITIVE.
I would be lying, though, if I didn't admit that I'm SO FREAKED OUT. What IF this all falls to pieces before my very eyes? Well, I suppose we'll just figure it out - differently. I guess I just need to roll with the punches. I can do that right? Usually.
I'm worried that our Stuff is selling slower than I hoped. Now I'm nervous about timing. We'll want to give our landlord our 30 day notice soon, and I'm beginning to get scared that we will still have a room full of still by the end of that 30 days. I know, we'll just have a yard sale and give it away for a percentage of what I was hoping for. And that will be okay. As long as we can get rid of it all, honestly. I'm so ready to stop looking at it already!
I think that I might try to hold some "Open Houses" to have people come view our things (and look at our apartment!) Does anybody have any other ideas besides a Yard Sale? I've already posted most of the stuff that I think would actually sell on Craigslist up. I don't think that EBay is worth it for the types of things we have. Any guidance is helpful!
Alright - tomorrow is a big day for me so I'm going to close this out. Thank you for listening and thank you for supporting Operation: Wanderlust!