Doing it! Plus, GRAND Social No. 348 link party for grandparents

Doing it!

Jim and I are doing it. Finally. We have finally accepted the fact the home we love and have lived in for nearly 12 years is too big for us, has too many stairs, too large of a yard, too much space for two. Especially two with trouble walking about.

Which means we are doing it: We are moving to a smaller place… somewhere (TBD) in the same city. Yes, we are downsizing. Though I prefer to think of it as my most recent Silver Sneakers newsletter called it, rightsizing. Our current home is 3,600 square feet. The homes we’re considering for the change are about half that size.

Such a reduction in size requires an equally sizable reduction in stuff. So I’m selling and giving away with unexpected abandon… and surprisingly few regrets. So far I’ve made at least ten car-packed trips to Goodwill in the past few weeks, with many more to come. Our house will be listed next week; we hope to have it sold and a new one chosen and closed on sometime in June. It’s a bittersweet transition (we sometimes still can’t believe we’re doing), but we do look forward to a more relaxing residence.

All of which means I’ve been busy, to say the least. Hence my relatively scarce appearances on social media and such in recent weeks, including here. I’m sure you all understand, especially those of you who have done rightsizing of your own.

I do plan to publish posts now and again during the transition, though, and I’ll certainly keep on hosting the GRAND Social link party. Thank you for participating in this week’s—and those to come!


GRAND Social No. 348 link party for grandparents!

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How it works:

  • All grandparent bloggers are invited to add a link. You don't have to blog about grandparenting, just be a grandparent who blogs.

  • Grandparents who do not blog (or want to share something other than their own post) are welcome to add links to other posts grandparent readers may be interested in.

  • To link up a post, copy the direct URL to the specific post — new or old — that you want to share, not the link to the blog or website home page. Then click the blue button below marked "Add your link" and follow the directions.

  • I reserve the right to remove posts I feel are inappropriate. (Which hasn't happened yet, but I feel obligated to note that, just in case.)

  • Those who add links to the GRAND Social link party will be sent a weekly reminder when the party goes live. If you prefer to be removed from that email list, feel free to do so (and you'll still be more than welcome to join the party any time).

  • If adding your own post, including a mention such as This post linked to the GRAND Social to your linked posts is appreciated. 

  • The GRAND Social linky accepts posts through Wednesday evening, so please come back to see those added after your first visit.

  • If you're not a linker, you have the pleasure of being a reader. Those sharing a link would be honored to have you visit, read and, if so moved, leave a comment, even if just "Hey, stopping by from the GRAND Social." Bloggers who link are encouraged to visit and comment on the links of other bloggers, as well.

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