I’m still working on moving forward. I nearly filled a 20 yard dumpster last month, got rid of so much stuff! I emptied my attics, along with my garage and random stuff here and there. It was a lot of work, a lot of pain, both emotional and physical, but I did it! Most of what’s left to get rid of will fit in my regular trash bin. Will do a last minute dump run when I sell my house, but that should be all for large items.
Speaking of my house, I swear if it’s not one thing, it’s another. As I was cleaning out my garage, I saw water seeping from the wall that connects the house to the garage. My maintenance guy happened to be over when I saw it, so I asked if he’d look into it. Come to find out, my main drain line coming from my house slants uphill. We all know water doesn’t like to go uphill! Add, on top of that, a capped off pipe that was connected to the main drain line, well, the cap was busted off. So, for who knows how long, most everything coming from my kitchen sink/dishwasher, was flowing through the busted cap (which is in the area i saw the seeping water), and into the crawlspace of my house. Commence the rebuilding of my drain line under the house. And industrial sized heaters, and fans, and bleach and everything else to remediate this issue. Luckily, no structural damage was done.
I’m working very hard to get my house ready to sell. Interest rates are very low, there are way more buyers than sellers in the area, and houses are selling within hours, often for more than asking price. My only issue is, I don’t plan to leave the area until May 15. If I get the house on the market in the next couple weeks, I don’t know if I would be able to stay that long, if it sells quickly. Lots of decisions! Interest rates are slowly rising, and I don’t want to miss out, but I don’t want to scramble to find a place to park my trailer in the area. Although there are many RV parks locally, they are all full because of the massive wildfires we had here this past fall. Thousands of people lost their homes, and many are currently living in RV’s, filling up the parks. I don’t want to quit my job until sometime in early May, so I can continue to have my health insurance for the rest of the month. What to do, what to do?!