Getting Ready

If you follow my blog you know that my husband Bill and I are getting ready to retire. The original plan was to retire in January. That changed to April when Bill came home one day and said he is worn out and just wants to retire ASAP! With that, we decided we would put our house on the market in May, and as soon as it sells, we would buy our motorhome and hit the road on our way to becoming full-time RVers…

The first order of business for Bill was to get his Social Security and insurance plan all set up for him. Since he is already 66 years of age, he can continue to work full-time without penalties and still collect his Social Security checks… We also had to find a health care plan for me since I am only 63 and unable to get Medicare until I am 65. All of that is in the works now even as I am writing this post.

While all the insurance and Social Security business was going on, I was busy sorting through lots and lots of family photos and sending or giving them to family members I thought would be interested in having them. I’m almost finished with that. Only a few more family members to send photos to then I can mark that off my to-do-list…

I’ve also been very busy selling our furniture and personal belongings at cut rates to family and friends in an effort to have our house as empty as possible when it starts being shown to potential buyers. Most of our furniture and lots of our personal belongs sold within 45 minutes on the very first day.

Some rooms in our home now sometimes have an echo because all or most of the furniture and wall hangings have been removed. This is all that is left in the guest room I had fixed up so cute. That was Shantel’s dresser and yep, it’s got to go too!


Everything but this coffee table/storage chest is gone from our living room, and these few wall hangings.


My Brother, Danny and his wife Bea, bought the bulk of our wall hangings, and larger pieces of furniture. Danny is coming over Saturday morning to pick up this huge cabinet that was filled with crystal and liquor all of which was included in the price of the cabinet. Only for my Bro would I make a deal like that. He is going to paint the front panels in bright Mexican colors, put it on his patio, and use it as an outdoor bar! How fun!!!


Now all that remains in our living room is the china hutch filled with beautiful china and the dining room table which is all for sale as well. In fact whatever doesn’t sell to family/friends is going to be offered for sale to potential buyers of our house and/or sold in upcoming garage sales…


I’m moving the pub table out of the kitchen for showing the house, but of course, it is for sale as well.


All that is left of the furniture in the family room is the La-Z-Boy reclining sofa and rocking chair we just bought last April and are going to sell at a huge discount. So soft and comfortable, made from shredded leather. We just love it but…no room in our motorhome for that either. Even the wooden bench I use as a coffee table has to go…


I’m sorting out what I will take with us in the motorhome (which isn’t much) and boxing up all the rest of our personal belongings that will be sold in garage sales. These I will store in the garage until we decide on the date of the first sale.


As of this writing, things have change yet again… Bill said now he thinks he will continue to work until the house actually sells. I told him that was fine and that “the only thing standing between him and retirement, was him.” Because I’m sooooooooooooo ready… well, almost. We’re putting the house on the market in April now, a month earlier than the original plan, but that is fine with me… I’m on a mission and I’m getting ready to go follow our dream!

Stay Tuned!

10 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Megs
    Mar 17, 2015 @ 16:43:00

    You go girl!!!!! xoxoxoxo


  2. gotham girl
    Mar 17, 2015 @ 17:19:26

    WOW WOW WOW!!! Like Megs said…YOU GO GIRL!!!! Life is SHORT! Love you!


    • beyondcinderella
      Mar 17, 2015 @ 19:20:14

      That’s right frissy. Life is SHORT and I decided we don’t have anymore time to waste waiting for the time to be right…. I say get out while the getting is good!!! Love you. XoXo


  3. Bill
    Mar 18, 2015 @ 00:24:57

    Boy I can’t wait till we sell the house and purchase our RV, the in between the house sold and finding the perfect RV is what I am concerned about, I guess you would call that HOMELESS!

    Love You Girly



  4. Ellen Kaufman
    Mar 18, 2015 @ 00:32:51

    Glad you are going, Your Mom will be fine and in good hands with Danny still around to check on her, but could you please give me the phone # of the care center and Danny’s phone # so I can check on her and talk with someone to see if she wants to talk with me. I pray for her as always, but I like to check on her as I know when you are away I don’t want to be bothering you while you are enjoying your retirement and want to know how my sister is doing.
    Hope all goes well with the selling of your dream home and you enjoy your new one. Life is too short to not enjoy all that you can while you can, I know that is exactly what Harvey and I have done for years and are still doing it. God Bless your adventures and please call me or text me those phone numbers and I can give them to Kathleen also.
    Love as always,
    Aunt Ellen


    • beyondcinderella
      Mar 19, 2015 @ 00:56:46

      Good talking to you today Aunt Ellen. Now that you have the phone numbers you asked for please know that if you call the Care Center and ask to speak to mom they will bring her to the nurse’s station and let you talk to her. Mom doesn’t know that Bill and I are selling out home and buying a motorhome yet but I am going to visit her tomorrow, Thursday, and try to explain it to her. I want her to hear it from me first even though she may not even remember what I tell her.. Love to you and yours. Virginia


  5. katsbynp
    Mar 28, 2015 @ 22:52:34

    I am so excited for you! Can’t wait for your adventures to begin..Love you


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