As Mandy and I prepare for the biggest move of our lives, we are faced with the necessity of simplifying our lifestyles. We will be downsizing from a 3 bedroom apartment to a 1 bedroom apartment when we move to Seattle, so, in the words of my former senior pastor, we are forced to "purge and pack." We have been selling off our stuff at record pace and it is really only the beginning. Right now we have 80 books listed for sale on half.com and by the time the dust settles that number will probably push 100. We are also trying to sell our piano and will soon be selling my truck so we will only have one vehicle in Seattle. The biggest thing we will be doing in this area is to host our very first garage sale. A friend of ours is allowing us to use her garage in June to try and rid ourselves of our stuff, while making a little money to offset moving expenses.
This is a scary time for us in the midst of this change, but it is also very exciting. Mandy and I eagerly await the chance to start over and live our lives differently this time around. We desire to be simple people who care for God, others, and the environment, and show it through our actions.