I had a really wonderful trip to Omaha to visit all my friends and relatives and to help my sister load up the moving truck with all of her belongings. Now I’m back in Virginia to help my mom get ready to move. If I haven’t mentioned it before…..I think my family might just have a little gypsy blood in it somewhere….it’s the only way I can justify all the moving around!
My mom has been renting her house for the past 4 years and it has now been sold….she and all of her housemates (she rents 4 rooms) have to be out by August 1st. We have A LOT of work to do to get ready. We have 4.5 weeks left and out of those 4.5 weeks we will be spending a week at the family summer house for our annual family summer vacation in Deltaville, VA. So yep, count it out…..we actually have 3.5 weeks!!
We are gearing up for another BIG yard sale next weekend and still have a lot of stuff to go through. Not only my mom’s stuff but everyone else’s stuff…..over the past 4 years not only has my mom rented out 4 rooms but myself, my 2 boys and my sister have all lived here at varying times as well. Every time someone leaves they leave stuff behind. The house, especially the kitchen, is a maddening mod podge of STUFF!! And no one really remembers what belongs to whom!! To make matters even worse this past week I have been really sick. So much for being here to help my mom……she’s been waiting on me hand and foot instead since I haven’t been able to get up off the couch!
We had a really great visit with a new “vandwelling” buddy from our vandwelling forum discussion group….Jessie. He was great. I really enjoyed talking to him. He has the same type van as I do and so we had a little show & tell with our vans. I almost passed out (did I mention I’m sick…….oh and we are having a heat wave) so I didn’t get to play show and tell for too long. But just long enough to get some really great ideas for my van. He had a lot more done on his van than I do.
Today I’m feeling a little better…..at least enough to get back on the computer…..so I have been getting a little bit of work done…..some new ideas, some rehashing of ideas, some brainstorming…..a little bit of reorganizing…..you know, my normal life!!
So that is about it….not really much to fill you in on…..no grand adventures this month I’m afraid to say…..family obligations are keeping me grounded for a little bit….but I’m working on the next chapter ….. so stay tuned!! 🙂