This picture represents the best look of our house this evening with all things taken out of my bedroom chest, and put in a couple boxes that will be picked up tomorrow morning and moved to the bedroom in our Brookdale unit. We have focused on the things that we will need in our new setting and lifestyle. We will have about 20% of the space that we have in our house, (counting our lower level). Our sorting process involves taking things to EtCetera, Recycling and Garbage. We hope to have a garage sale or two but also realize we may need to have an auction. We did get up to Brookdale with a few things this afternoon and took in a Dave Oates presentation on "Making Sausage". There was a good sized crowd of residents and guest to hear Dave and enjoy some of his samples. We have known him and his wife for several years through Church and Kiwanis and always enjoy his stories. Some years ago Elaine sold Dave the historic Flowerday Family sausage grounder which included 3 blades and was mounted on an oak table board. Dave asked her to write a story of its history and her memories of it. He read that as part of his presentation so it served as a great welcome of us.
Our current house was built in 1969 by a local builder for a elderly well-to-do widow who built in many features that we haven't fully appreciated until we realize the the bathrooms in the Brookdale unit are not close to the size and features that we have taken for granted the past 36 years. I have prescriptions and other bathroom necessities boxed up to finish filling after breakfast tomorrow but will come down later and go through everything we have in the main bathroom closet. This move isn't easy, and we couldn't do it without Carolyn and others.