First off: we sold our house! We had our inspection done Monday, and our realtor said it had to be one of the cleanest inspections she'd ever seen. So it's a relief to know that we are only two very minor repairs away from being squared away. And our appraisal is tomorrow; we're keeping our fingers crossed. We are now in the midst of packing, and it is quite bare and depressing around here. This has been our home for almost seven years, and it is very strange to be packing up our lives. We are very excited, however, to be starting a new chapter, and the big moving day is just over two weeks away!
I went to my last Book Club meeting Tuesday. We discussed The Rent Collector, which is an amazing book. I was glad to end my reign as Book Club facilitator on such a great note! I started the book club two years ago next month, and have LOVED the books, and more significantly, the women. I will miss them and our monthly time together.
Before the house-selling/packing craze ensued, I was able to accomplish two more of my goals:
#8: Organize and consolidate my old half-filled, half-finished scrapbooks. I stopped scrapbooking about four years ago when I started this blog, and I had blank pages in several scrapbooks that I had planned to fill in. I finally took the books apart, ordered the pages by date (with Chad's help), and got rid of three binders which are now empty. In addition to freeing up shelf space, it's much nicer to have the books all in order; perusing them is now more enjoyable. I never realized it before, but I would only ever look at the few books that were filled and completed, because the disorganized/half-empty ones bugged me so much. So as I slid the pages into their new places, I was looking at them again for the first time in years. It was actually really enjoyable for Chad and me.
#20: Reconcile my parents' books of remembrance with familysearch.org. My parents have those old family history books with the fold-out family trees and the endless hand-copied records. It didn't take long to compare the family names in the books to what exists on the church website. Now all the information my parents have is in my family history software, neat and organized and digital.