so.. papa joe has quit his job and the pack up has begun. we have less than a month to be out and with no where to go i should be starting to panic. i am in fact quite calm. happily spending a chunk of each day sorting things into piles.. keep keep, keep in storage or goodbye forever. every room in the house gradually seems a little emptier as my goodbye forever pile grows and grows. how wonderfully cathartic it is just to let go.. though i have not yet tackled the hat or scarf collections that i have been growing for the best part of my adult life.
what is the plan? when we are organised and ready to go we will have to float for a while.. a week here or there, maybe a brief trip to france. we will wait it out till papa finishes work and then we will buy our yurt. http://www.yurtsdirect.com/. and yes, we probably ought to of found somewhere to put it by now but i have faith that the right spot will appear just in time.
if you are anything like most of my family you have, by this point, fallen off your chair in a combination of shock and hysterics, but we are not mad. we are just desperately looking for an affordable way to be more together. and we most certainly will be more together in our one room. of course there are worries but i will come to those later. today i am just enjoying dreaming and planning as i bag and box and clear and clean.
this is just the beginning.. who really knows what is next for us.