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Day 242: Straighten

OK, enough with the feelings for now. Time to empty a box or two. I haven’t really messed with the garage/ basement since we moved in last month. There are still some boxes down there that haven’t been touched. And … Continue reading

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Day 220: Shuffle

OK, today might be a bit of a cheat–but it’s something. We have had a modest pile of boxes sitting in the front room of our house. They were neatly piled, but still: a pile of boxes is a pile … Continue reading

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Day 191: Enumerate

Nineteen. There–that doesn’t sound like too much, does it? I walked around the house today and counted up the number of pieces of furniture that still need to be loaded up into the pods. So now I’m thinking to myself: … Continue reading

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Day 188: Punt

Well, it’s the third time in 188 days…that’s better than an 98% completion rate, but I still feel a bit bad about punting on a post. But it’s nearly 2am…. My middle child had a birthday/going-away party tonight. His plan: … Continue reading

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Day 186: Undo

Just a short post on the impermanence of all things–and just how ordinary an experience that can be. Earlier this year, I was focusing quite a bit on trying to “dedicate” spaces around the house to a more intentional sense … Continue reading

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Day 168: Progress

OK, I have to admit it–I’m still feeling a bit overwhelmed. I was talking to a good friend about this tonight, and she had some really great suggestions on how to find help getting the house cleared and ready for … Continue reading

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Day 163: Fasten

…as in: your seatbelts. No, I haven’t gotten on the plane yet–we fly out tomorrow. But I am predicting some “turbulence” over the next few days, so it may be time to prepare in advance for a rough patch. The … Continue reading

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Day 150: Open

It’s getting pretty chaotic in the house right now. I know, I know… we are in process. There are boxes piled up in increasingly precarious towers, and various bags intended for various destinations strewn about the floor, and furniture pulled … Continue reading

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Day 126: Clear

I tried to clear out the upstairs bathroom closet yesterday, but yielded to my wife’s request to make it an early night. But tonight I am on it. And boy, am I in over my head. This closet is, well, … Continue reading

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Day 119: Repeat

Boy, there are some days when I think: what a boring blog this must be! Especially on days like today–no big revelations, no deep insights, and no house-cleansing purges. Just basic, daily maintenance. One little insight–though it’s something I’ve commented … Continue reading

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