In less than three weeks, my household is going to shrink to only 3 as Big Brother moves to a townhouse near his new job and Middle Sister relocates to a college dorm.
We’re drowning in milk crates, foot lockers and boxes around here. This week’s successes are all moving-related.
Big Brother wants to take an armoire and bookcase that are located in the basement, holding Important Things like my sewing machine, the stash of school supplies, and spare blankets. This week, I got both pieces of furniture cleared out for him.
(Just don’t ask me where I’m going to put all that stuff.)
I put together a little surprise treat for Big Brother: there’s a big tub of pretzels with his name on it. Right now it’s sitting on
my parents’ my his kitchen table in my basement. (Can you tell I’m still attached to that table?)
We’re going to miss the Big Kids, but there will be a considerable savings on the grocery bill. I’m seeing that happen already, since I’ve been purchasing fewer pantry staples than I used to when I knew I’d be feeding 5 people. In the last two weeks, our total grocery bill was under $250, and that included some school supplies!