Well we did it! We managed to sell our house and move all of our possessions either to storage, or to our temporary residence in Richmond Hill where we are going to be for the next six months.....all in 37 days.
All things said and done, if I was given a choice, I would have preferred perhaps a longer closing, however as Parkinson's law states, “work expands to fill the time allotted for it” and well, I think we would have been just as frantic if we had 100 days to close.
Everyone always says that they never realize how much stuff they have until they move...and that is all the more true when you have seven kids, six of whom are of collecting age....as in collecting rocks, twigs, and various other flotsam and jetsam of the sea of life. There is a certain indescribable feeling one gets when they discover that their child has been collecting tiny bits of gravel because they are “pretty” by moving the shelf and having that collection fall on one's head. It is not necessarily the calm serenity that a rock garden usually inspires.
Anyway, things are going to be topsy turvy over the next few months as we settle in and wait for our new place to be built.
This years journey has been pretty surreal, but we are in the final leg of our transition, waiting to move into our new house! In the meantime, we will continue to pray for everything to fall into place according to God's will.