Christmas 2014 is but a distant memory..
The tree is down..the lights are removed from the sundeck railing..decorations are stowed away, in the one bin that I have allotted for Christmas’s in the future..
The usual menu..
and of course Turkey Dinner
Presents were opened..it was a minimal haul..the process of downsizing has effected my desire to purchase mountains of gifts…just couldn’t see the point in buying more stuff?
..a few gift cards and some small items rounded out the gift giving for 2014.
So now as 2015 is fast approaching..we both have some emails to send to our respective boss’s..mine are well aware of my retirement plans but Doug’s boss is in for a bit of surprise once he breaks the news.
Once this done..the pension papers will be mailed off and we will only have about 6 weeks till we move the trailer out of it’s ‘storage space’..and into it’s February/ March home..
We still have some more items to rid ourselves of but the process is going quickly.
We have one last pile for the local Value Village..
One pile for temporary storage in Keremeos..only till spring and then we will load some of it in the back of the truck to take to our spring/summer destination.
..and then there is the pile for the trailer..
That little mountain seems to be expanding..I keep telling myself..’just bring the essentials’….trying hard to think like a ‘minimalist’..
It works most days and we know the ‘light at the end of the tunnel’ is much brighter than it was at the beginning of 2014.
I just know that in 45 days work will be done and then?..only time will tell..
This phase will pass and we will move on to the next one..
No one said it would be easy..and it won’t be perfect..
There are no guarantee’s in life..
It has been a long road to get here..and we know that there will be some bumps along the way..but that’s okay.. we will be together..a team of ‘two’..
There is strength in numbers and we will lean on each other to deal with those ‘bumps’.
Happy New Year to all our readers..may next year be filled with good health and safely travelled miles.