Wednesday, August 21, 2013


Life took a hectic turn the last week or so when my parents sold their house!

This is the house that I grew up in- they bought it when I was 2 years old, and has a ton of awesome and happy memories for me. :)
Unfortunately, that also means it has 26 years of accumulated stuff.  Everything from piles of paper road maps from the 80's and 90's to almost 100 VHS tapes cluttered the ample storage space, filling every nook and cranny.  It was both fun to come across bins of old art projects, and bittersweet to find things belonging to my grandparents, who are no longer around.

Luckily, we had help in the form of my extended family!  My Mom is one of 7 kids, so my aunts, uncles, cousins, and even neighbors came over to help sort, pack, and keep the energy level high and positive!

My brother borrowed a truck and loaded it completely full 5 times with loads to bring to his new house in Woodbury- not to mention the furniture the movers are going to drop off there later!

What we didn't pack up for my brother or for storage (my parents plan on retiring back in MN after a few more years in FL), we donated.  I drove haul after haul of clothes, Christmas decorations, old furniture, and other random assortments down to Goodwill.
The final closing day is next week on Wednesday, and over this past weekend, the entire house was packed up.  I'm a little sad that the house isn't going to be there anymore- I grew up there, swam in the lake, had sleepovers in my bedroom, tried out my Mom's field day games out back, practiced piano, violin, and oboe day in and day out upstairs, badly burned cookies in the kitchen, and had a thousand other awesome memories there.  It really feels like the end of an era as we let it go.  At the same time, I'm really excited for the next phase for my parents!
I didn't get a ton of time to knit while I was down there, but I did manage to squeeze out a few more rows on Heather's hat.

I'm hoping to get a good chunk of that done over the next few days.  It's my last week before classes begin again at my college, which means Faculty Duty Days!  Meetings galore over the next couple of days is great knitting time for me.  It does signify the end of summer, but I'm really excited (and a little nervous) for a full 15 credit teaching load this semester... Uffda!
The only decision I have to make is what knitting to bring for meetings... either Heather's hat, or maybe a few more rows on a pair of mittens for a Christmas present...

We'll have to see! :)

1 comment:

Mark said...

I sure wish the doctor would've let me help pack & say goodbye to our old lake cabin home, but just seeing your blog really helped. Thank goodness we have home movies, photographs & memories.