Our downsizing journey, which began in the fall of 2012, ended on a balmy day in March.
Once the truck and van were unloaded, the real
fun work began—finding places for all we’d brought with us. Even though we’d culled and tossed, we still found duplicates and extras.
Four weeks later, all the stuff has a home. There are no boxes on the front porch or in the house.
We ended up repacking many boxes. Some to store for a garage sale this summer. Some to our church’s thift shop.
Lastly we swapped the dining room chandelier for one we’ve had in every home since 1972.
We’re finally home.
There are still a few last touches to complete.
- A new storage shed so my husband can have his workshop back.
- A garage – can’t survive Colorado winters without a place for the cars.
- A master bedroom addition above the garage so there’s plenty of room for company to visit.
Overall, our transition from urban living to simplified mountain top living is complete. We don’t miss the traffic, the fast food, or the noise. We love watching the wildlife from our bay window as we sip our morning coffee, our long walks on the forest trails, and the clean mountain air.
Life is good.