Today, making a list of items that will need to be moved to Sequim. I'm glad we are doing this over months and not having to do it in a week. It would never happen. As mentioned before, I think the dogs have more stuff to move than we do. Lots of kennels and crates. I have 7 chain link kennels. I will probably leave a few here. Plus, I have lots of crates, indoors and outdoors, dog houses and igloos.
Thankfully, the new house has lots of closet space and more cupboards than we have here. I swear I'm going to downsize my closet and only bring what's half in there. :0) We'll see. I still have a ton of horse tack to sell. I will trek out to a saddlery and see if I can put some of it on consignment. Waiting for a rainy day to finish up the photo sorting.
What I will need to buy...new couch/loveseat and 2 beds. Those are the only necessities. I have a desk and some bookcases along with TV and TV stand that can go. And, not really too much more. All of my dressers were $10-20 specials. I'm not exactly what you would call an interior decorator. Most of this "stuff" in our house can be sold at a garage sale.
The previous owners left us their washer/dryer. Good thing since our dryer is about done. Plus, they left us their side by side refrigerator. I have never owned a side by side. Very cool. I'm starting to get very excited. I have a few outdoor wrought iron tables in fairly decent condition that will go well in the garden and sitting areas.
I am settling down. Yes, I will compete in a few sheep trials, but it is not my reason for the move. I like to hike, fish, take photos, paint, draw, write, and I'd like to have a garden. My dogs give me so much enjoyment just being with me. Competition runs in my blood and a good dose of it is healthy. But, it will not consume my life. It is time to stop and smell the roses :0)
And, I'm looking forward to it.