This year, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day were spent moving us out of the house and into an apartment where we'll be staying for the next few months.
Despite having gotten rid of and donated a bunch of stuff (especially the big things), there was still a lot of stuff to pack up and move. I've accumulated a lot of stuff over the years in the house. We'll end up donating and giving away more before everything is over.
We're working on emptying the house so that minor renovation work can proceed unimpeeded: filling in a couple of walls where openings were made, replacing counter tops, carpet and vinyl flooring, repainting and a few other things.
We have stuff stashed in the garage, which will eventually be moved into a storage unit.
Once the work on the house is done, it will officially go on the market, and then we cross our fingers for a quick sale so that we can use the proceeds to pay for the new house (which is currently under construction).
Anybody want to buy a house? 1880 square feet, 4 bedrooms, large spacious living room, at the end of a cul-de-sac.