Wednesday, March 2, 2011

For the greater good

Sometimes, you do things that you don’t really (down deep inside) want to do, but you know you have to do them. It’s for the greater good… I had to sell my scrapbook armoire. I could have justified keeping it. It was, after all, a birthday present to me two years ago. It held all of my scrapbook supplies (and then some) and it was a decent looking piece of furniture. And, it was not cheap. But, it was paid for.

I put an ad on Craigslist and within 24 hours, I had three people interested in coming to look at it. They did know a good deal when they saw one. The first person who contacted me was also the first person to come look at it. She bought it. $600 cash. That gave me enough money to make the appointment to reserve our apartment at the retirement village. We went in this afternoon to fill out the paperwork. {sigh of relief!}

That is for the greater good. Tonight, I have an address and a tentative move-in date. That is a relief for both Ron and I. It’s really a good thing that we’re doing this because we got a letter from the mortgage holder for our house. They have turned down our work-out package to stay in our house and want us to sell it or deed it back to them. They say we need about $700 more income each month than what we currently have in order to make ends meet. That’s about right. Our expenses will be less once we move.

Once we get moved, I’ll set up shop with folding tables and a couple of things that I have on wheels for storage. The floor under the tables will hold a couple of tubs – one for paper and one for tools. I can make do until I can afford to buy something else. Not sure how long that will be, but that’s OK.

Life is good.

9 comments:

Pat said...

I'm sure you hated to part with that, but it WAS for a great cause and it sounds like you can make do for awhile. Once you're moved in, that will be such a lift off of your financial burden.

SkippyMom said...

Life is very, very good.

That piece of furniture was just that - a piece of furniture.

You just invested in your future. Be glad for that.

The fact that you needed a piece of furniture that large for all your stuff for scrapbooking stuff should tell you something.

Yay for downsizing.

Rae said...

I'm sure it was difficult to part with, but you have to make those hard decisions at times. If it enables you to move then it will be worth it.

caterpillar said...

I know it must have been difficult to sell it, but then as you said, it is for the greater good...

Bouncin' Barb said...

Hopefully, I'll be right behind you with a cheaper place to live and life will be good for us as well. Here's to good times.

Green Girl in Wisconsin said...

What a blessing! I'm glad things are working out--that's a nice chunk of money and hopefully you can replace it well and soon.

Jumble Mash said...

That sucks you had to sell it but it seems as though everything is starting to come together which is good.

Thisisme. said...

As Skippy said, it was just that - a piece of furniture. I'm glad you got a fairly good price for it and the money raised will really be put to good use. So,life is good, and I am so pleased that you are trying to stay so positive about everything, Teresa.

Marla said...

Life is good and I am proud of you for seeing that through it all.