It has begun!
We have now chosen a date when our "normal" life ends and our extra-ordinary life starts: September the 2nd, 2014.
Why Sept 2nd you ask?
And 7 years ago on that same date we changed both our lives forever: we were happily wed...
So its only suited that we mark our 7th anniversary with the end of an old life and the start of a new!
Now, I am sure someone along the line will say in a high pitched panicked tone: "WHAT? THAT'S ONLY A FEW MONTHS! ITS NOT ENOUGH TIME! YOU NEED A FEW YEARS BEFORE YOU CAN DO SOMETHING LIKE THIS!" etc etc
And for most people it would probable be true. But we are planning and working things so that it will not be necessary... and also because we believe that the best time to do things is in the here and now... not later when you might decide not to because of risk or something like that.
We are planning everything we can and have contingencies. It wont all be perfect. "Bad" things will happen, plans will have to be flexible, and we will get tired and fed up. But we will persevere and change as we need.... and isn't that what life is all about?
When you live "holed up in a hole" (The general 9-5 grind) you don't experience 'that' much.
When you are out there, you might get scrapes, burns, and adrenaline-rushing-moments of fear, panic, joy and excitement. It makes for a stronger person(s) overall...
Now back to cleaning and downsizing... it's no fun and games!