Wednesday, February 21, 2007

Little boxes...

Well, if I feel like the world is closing in on me lately it's because it is. My store got chopped in half in January (and I still don't have the promised new bathroom in my half) and now my housing space is about to get cut from 2000 square feet to 800. By choice, of course, and for a variety of reasons including the need to sell this place we are in because the market is going down down down in our town and we need to sell it while we can still get a good price...

So, clean sweep style we are going to sell it all baby, sell it all. Our plan is to move with only the bare minimum (what this means I don't yet know). My biggest fear is that DH won't be able to part with his junk, ahem, personal belongings. As I have told UmmMai, the man once kept a broken iron for 6 years moving it from house to house with the promise to fix it. The other thing i am a little worried about it fitting the kids all into one bedroom, when they currently have a room and a playroom.

The up shot is, DH is FINALY getting an office. YES! That means his work will no longer occupy my dining table, insha'Allah. Which is worth the squeezing into a smaller space for now since it means no matter where we end up after this we will have gotten rid of this problem and we will actually have a table to eat dinner at! So, I am off to measure the new place today and start making the tough decisions about furniture... And start dreaming up storage solutions...

In a way I am really looking forward to it because it is a chance to simplify, and I have been wanting to do that. The only hard part will be convincing DH that he needs to remember how much space we have. No more buying 20 fridge packs of coke because it s on sale honey! And the second juicer, it will have to go... Along with the box of broken electronic devices that only cost $5 to replace. What is the point of keeping the CD player/radio that is only a radio now I will never understand.

5 comments:

Surviving said...

I hope it all goes well for you. It sounds like such a big job.

Narmi said...

Salaam!

I thought you might be interested to know that there is a NEW website devoted to Muslim moms!....its called...

Muslim Moms' Cafe
http://www.muslimmomscafe.com/

Please visit it and support the forum by becoming an active member!
See you there InshaAllah!

JazakAllah Khairan,
Narmi

Baji said...

Ha ha, I thought my man was the only one that made memove broken stuff (like a litter box!) from house to house! Salam.

Um Ibrahim said...

Salam. Sounds good. InshaAllah it will all work out. May Allah make it easy on you and reward you for your tireless efforts. We are in the process of deep cleaning and re-organizing in our place too, before the baby comes inshaAllah.

Honorary Arab said...

Asalamalaykom EW,

I've just been doing this! It can be done :) It actually takes an amazing amount of prayer to let go of the things of this world. They are holding onto YOU as much as you are holding on to THEM.

May Allah reward you for your efforts :)