Countdown: T-7 — One Week Left

It feels like we have run out of time, but we still have so much to do. Somehow we have to be ready to go a week from today. Can we do it? It’s a bit like playing hide-and-seek as a child: “Ready or not! Here it comes!”

Some ladies are coming today to help Steph. She’ll be finalizing her packing of the suitcases. We’ve been living out of suitcases for a week now. She wants to get it down to only the three suitcases we absolutely need being open and all the others packed and ready. One of the ladies will be shepherdess to our lambs, one will be Cinderella to our house, and another will likely empty our basement and pantry of food–not all jobs are created equal.

I’m not sure what I should do. I have a list twenty items long, but most of the items feel unable to be completed because they are dependent on some other thing to be done first. I need to wade through them and figure out what’s the thing I can do.

What is my dream for the last week? I would like the house to sell. The end. I do not ask for much.

In the meantime I need to finalize a contract for the HVAC, but that involves securing a short-term loan for the system, which is around $20,000. We have four companies’ estimates to choose from. If you would like to loan me that amount, please let me know.

The house likely won’t sell without the system, or I’d leave it for the next owner. I’m sure there’s an open door somewhere; I just need to find it.

Lamar spent his day in Cuzco yesterday, shopping for us. He has spent many soles for us. Thankfully, the dollars we have received from the yard sale should cover our expenses for setting up house in Peru. That was a blessing we were not expecting.

We will have Christmas in July when we arrive. Lots of boxes to open and things to put together. Thanks, Lamar.

1. Organize my list

2. Do stuff