Saturday, July 28, 2012

Good Times Are Coming?

This whole packing and tossing things will end?
I'm amazed at how the emotions can override the logic of a situation. I logically know that there will be an end to this process by August 10th, but that doesn't stop my emotions from treating this as a mentally exhausting hurdle with an unknown end.

I've experienced this with elk butchering every fall and with the infancy of my two kids.

How do you get Logic to talk Emotion off the ledge?

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Mentally Fried

That's me, the one in the workout clothes, sifting through our worldly goods. Putting value on some and realizing how much detrius we have.
Eight checked bags and four roller bags will contain the sum of what we deem worthy to keep. That and we'll be having some friends hold onto a couple of bins and beds we want to save.
I'm glad we have started getting rid of our things three weeks out from leaving because I'm finding it easiest to make a couple of sweeps through each room. There are things I'm not ready to part with, that by the last week will probably be passed on, but I'm not ready to part with it this week.
How much do we think we need??? That's what I've been asking myself. Obviously there is so much in this lower middle class house that are wants not needs if I can walk away from them so easily.
Congratulations if you made it to the end of this stream of fried consciousness post. Do you want some of our stuff??/

Tuesday, July 03, 2012

Is It Really Time???!!!

As you long time readers know, this has been a crazy 3 or so years. We lost our church home, were church nomads and finally came to rest at a stupendous Body a little over a year ago. In the midst of all the church shuffling, we've been slowly raising the funds to move to Jordan and study Arabic. As of last week, it looks like all the funding has come in!

And now begins my internal panic as I'm looking down the barrel of spending my time until mid-August getting logistical things accomplished. I'm trying to start going through rooms now, but it's difficult to decide what to not throw away yet. I'm having a hard time believing this is truly finally happening, so I won't begin going through rooms in real earnest until the last week of July.

What would you store if you knew you might be back in the US in two years?