Wednesday, September 7, 2011

77 on the 7th...Followers, That Is

Seven is my favorite number.  Today, September 7th, I now have 77 followers.  Nan and John are my latest followers.  It doesn't look like you have  your own blog so I can't put a plug in for it. Welcome to my journey as I prepare to hit the open road in Olivia, my Winnebago View next month and head for Tucson.    

It took about twenty minutes this morning to go from this...

to this...

There is some serious downsizing going on in my house.  In addition to the inside of the house, I climbed up a ladder to check out the storage over the garage.  The three suitcases and Christmas decoration boxes were easy to deal with, however, I think I need to go through the Christmas boxes to see what I don't need.  

Then there's the rest of the storage area...

Would you believe a box of encyclopedia's!!  Remember them, back before the internet???   The white contraption next to the box is the thing that enables you to hang by your ankles.  I don't know what they're called, but they're still around.  I'm not even going to try to get that down by myself. As it is, I'm on the top step and that's too scary for me.  (I searched the website and the contraption is called an inversion table.)

On the other side of the attic is this brass tray from Morocco...

Notice that it's too wide for the opening.  I suppose if I angled it up I could get it down, but remember, I'm on the top step of the ladder and not feeling very safe. I have to hang onto something so I only have one hand to work with, so it isn't going to be easy.  

I don't normally write my posts this early in the day (2:22 PM), so I don't know why I'm doing it today.  I have work to do, things to pack, stuff to sort through, important decisions to make.  I have three weeks to get it done. Wow, three weeks.  I don't know where the time has gone.  Gotta to do.

Loving the sunshine,



  1. What a difference 20 minutes makes!! You be careful on those attic stairs....they can be dangerous!!

  2. Great progress! You must feel very relieved.

  3. you work very quickly!..20 minutes and you got all that done! go girl!!

  4. I am impressed. I may want to clear out more stuff at my house want to come and play?
    Really you are doing a great job and in 3 weeks you will be more than done. Be careful on that ladder