Our downsizing was a long process and as January 31st we were officially out of the house and onto the boat. I say it was a long process but we were able to get rid of just about everything in 3 months. I gave away everything to my son or friends and took car loads to the local women’s shelter. My son was able to completely furnish his new 3 bedroom townhouse with all my beloved Ethan Allen furniture I saved forever to buy. Believe it or not it was not hard to let go of my stuff, in fact it was sort of freeing. Of course we claimed one of the bedrooms in my son’s townhouse so that when we need a “boat break” we have a place to go. Although I gave away tons of my clothing I still ending cramming 2 closets with cloths… I need to take some time and make a few more trips to women’s shelter with more cloths. We also claimed the garage in the townhouse to store our boxes and my beloved 1977 MG B.