Big News! Mom has a signed contract on her house! Yay! It is an older couple, since they are coming with cash and no mortgage....the inspection is tomorrow and the closing is 2/12! What that means is that we have until the 12th to clear out everything we haven't sold on Craigslist, to donate it, or box it up for a future garage sale.
Luckily, I have a large basement, but it is currently full of stuff from both kids. Why is it that each time they move out, they don't take their stuff....when they come home, they leave more stuff, and then don't take it with them when they move out again.. Younger daughter, Ali has given me permission to set a bonfire on the front lawn of everything she has left behind, but I don't think the neighborhood enforcement thugs would allow that!
My brother and niece are visiting this weekend, ironically, so I plan on this being a family event. There is much memorabilia to go through, as well as trash to hurl. We do have an appointment with a gentleman on Saturday who is going to look at Dad's rock and mineral collection so keep your fingers crossed. If he doesn't take it, then I am afraid that we will just have to donate it somewhere where it will be buried in some basement or dump it out in the rocks of the outside landscaping.. I have rented a small cargo van to transport what we are keeping and Mom will get a dumpster for the trash and rusty tools. What a shame that there have been no takers for some very useful household items.