I have an offer that I can accept and I hope that thing progress smoothly. The next step for me is to start looking for my next home.
I went to a few open houses for fun this weekend. The first three made me think, "Oh, no! What have I done?" The fourth place was absolutely gorgeous--although just as big as my house so putting the lie to downsizing--and also more than I really want to spend. I was not discouraged in the end. I really feel that I will find my space.
I also relaxed considerably. I was so stressed about my house not being perfect.
HA! Nobody's is...well that last townhouse that I viewed was pretty darn close.
I have started packing up some things. I am NOT a last minute kind of person. I am the type who, in school with a paper due, would not be able to write the paper at all if I let it go to the last day. I am not energized by looming deadlines.
The packing up so far consists of making piles--Habitat for Humanity, Goodwill, Reuse Shed, trash. When I get all that stuff out of the way, I think I will feel lighter.
A friend says that she cannot make those kinds of piles. Her piles are all some version of 'keep.'