Has anyone moved recently? We have lived here in the same house since 1997. That’s 20 years in September. We are talking about leaving as we have equity and can move to Louisiana and live comfortably for at least a year on what we can sale the property. Now that being said, how do you decide what goes and what stays. We have 4 dogs and 5 cats that will be moving with us.

We decided last week on this move and have given my son first chance at purchasing this property. The next thing is getting a camper shell for the truck to convert to a place for the animals to travel. We will also need a trailer to pull behind the truck. This week we have went to see 2 camper shells. The first one is too big and the 2nd one has a leaky roof and damaged flooring. Neither one will work so we will keep looking. For the trailer, we do have a boat sitting on a nice trailer. To convert it, we would need to remove the boat – Ugh – and then put a floor and sides on the trailer frame.

The idea of moving is overwhelming. We have collected so much stuff. We will probably leave large appliances and furniture but take the generator, power washer and tools. We will most likely sell the motorcycles and car just so we don’t have to move them. We will put the golf cart up for sell next week and should be able to get a couple thousand dollars. How many small kitchen appliances, pans, dishes, glasses, etc. should we take? Then of course paperwork and pictures will be going. I have collected quite a bit of holiday decorations. Do we take them or leave them? We have wood and projects in the shop. Should we take any of that stuff?

The one good thing right now is that we only work on Saturday and Sunday so we have 5 days a week to plan this move.



So when my oven quit working last year, we did without for over 6 months.  Then we decided when the Labor Day sales came around we would see if we could find one we like.  I really like the stove tops with the center, 5th burner.  We decided to go with black as a change from the white appliances we have had for years.  Here is our stove/oven with the center burner being used to cook bacon on a griddle.New Stove 9-15 (2)




I thought the black stove would be easier to keep clean than the white.  I was wrong.  Even after wiping down with a bleach cleaner it still has streaks.  The only thing I found to make it look brand new is a stainless steel cleaner.  If anyone out there has a hint on how to keep the streaks down on black appliances, I would love to know.