Hello friends! Last time I posted, I shared with you our decision to downsize our home and farming operation. Part of that process involves purging, packing and selling alot of "stuff" that we will no longer be needing or have room for. It is amazing how much "stuff" we have accumulated in the seven years that we have lived here!
With everything that we were letting go, we decided it was best to have an auction and, hopefully, we would reap fair dollar value for everything. After about six months of preparing, the big day finally came on the first of June. We were concerned about the attendance as it had rained all week (over five inches!!) leading up to sale day. We live out in the country....on a dirt road! But knowing that God was in control, come rain or shine the sale would be all that He wanted it to be so fretting was definitely a waste of time and energy. Sale day came with clear skies and cool breezes. :)
So, there you have it! It was a long, hectic and tiring day. I had a bucket load, or two, of dirt to sweep up from all the people who went in and out of the house. They tried really hard to wipe their shoes clean before coming in but, with all that mud, it was almost impossible. Thankfully, we have wood floors and it wasn't too hard to clean up.
A few household things didn't sell but everything else did and, overall, we were realy pleased with the final results. It took several days for everything to be picked up and taken to their new homes. It was somewhat emotional for us but we know it was for good. The place is already up for sale but we are still putting on some necessary finishing touche to make it more sale worthy. Since there is no time or job constraint, we're not worried about whether or not the place sells right away, although it would be nice to go ahead and move on to the next chapeter of our lives. But it will all happen in God's great timing, won't it?
Until next time ~