Our apartment deal fell through. Although the owner had accepted our offer and we were about to sign the initial contract, he received a last minute higher bid and reneged on our deal. So for now we are staying put. I prefer to be philosophical and say that perhaps it wasn’t meant to be and something better is around the corner. But really we are very disappointed and for the moment will just lick our wounds, chalk it up to experience and look forward to our seven week vacation. So I guess life isn’t so bad.
The premature excitement did however spur me on to getting rid of and swapping out Â a few more items around the house. Some old towels from the second bathroom are off to the thrift shop. A framed caricature of my daughter is now at her house. My husband bought a “new” secondhand office chair which is better for his posture but also more streamline than the old one. The old one found a new home at my daughters house. We also downsized my husbands desk to an old recycled sewing machine table. Our daughter once again benefitted from this exchange and now has herself a very nice American poplar table for folding her laundry on. I have also set aside my electric trains to find a new home for, and some old broken silver jewellery that I will give to anyone who wants it at the lapidary club in my neighbourhood. I also donated some of my handmade jewellery to the thrift shop.
I remain optimistic that we will eventually find our new home but for now I will keep slowly reducing what we have so that we are bound to be ready when the moment arrives.
Today’s Mini Mission
Declutter a piece of jewellery.
Eco Tip for the Day
When entertaining, rather than resort to disposable crockery and cutlery, use all the non-disposableÂ items you have on hand, ifÂ necessaryÂ borrow more from family, neighbours or friends or get the guests to bring their own. I put on the occasional neighbourhood get together and all guests areÂ instructedÂ to bring their own cups, plates, and cutlery. They never turn down theÂ invitationsÂ so I guess they donâ€™t mind.
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It matters not how fast I go, I hurry faster when Iâ€™m slow