Monday, August 16, 2010

Out of Our Place, One Day to Go...

We actually did it! We managed to get all of our stuff sold and out of our apartment. What a frustrating experience, though. Selling things on kijiji seemed like a good idea at the time. We've sold things there before and not had trouble. However, selling so many things at once left us open for way more frustration. We had hoped to have practically no furniture by Saturday, but people didn't show up, didn't communicate and were generally just a pain on our last week. On Saturday morning we still had our table and chairs to get rid of, our microwave, our bed, a couch and recliner and a desk. Luckily, we still managed to get rid of everything, despite all the stress and last minute frustration. Everything was picked up on Saturday and we were out of our apartment by the evening.
Now, we are staying with some friends from church and heading out tomorrow! I can't believe it's so soon. I am full of mixed emotions and trying to be positive. Yesterday was our last church service and we were prayed for in front of the congregation at the end, except that there were very few people left in the congregation since the pews emptied out to come and lay hands on us. It was very touching, to say the least.

We spent last evening with friends (seeing Scott Pilgrim vs. The World, which was AWESOME) and this evening will be spent with friends as well. All our goodbyes have almost happened.

Next post will be from Newfoundland!


  1. Good luck, Jan!
    Might be going through the same thing next year so am very interested in following your adventures. :-)

  2. Wow. My prayers will be with you!

  3. Sad. But happy for you. But sad. (It's funny - I'm sitting across the table from you at my house right now.)

  4. you guys a courageous to embark on such a journey. My prayers will be with you as you travel (sail away) to meet some new adventures.

    big hugs!