Monday, February 10, 2014

My Stuff

I have my work cut out for me. I thought I would be so happy to see my stuff arrive at the new house, and I am, but it is daunting to have to move it all up the stairs. Once it is there however, I can finally get back to creating.
I did bring up my chairs on wheels, and my sewing machine and floor lamp, but some of this stuff must go on shelves that haven't been purchased yet, so until those are in place, I might as well leave it in the garage. Every piece requires a decision.
I am planning on making a pile of stuff that goes to Goodwill. And last night my sister did take some of the fancy china stuff home with her, thankfully.
One thinks one is downsizing, but years of habitual collecting is a hard habit to break.
I know you know what I mean.


  1. I do know what you mean! I took a load to the local thrift shop yesterday... meanwhile, we have boxes everywhere of kitchen stuff. Trying to be sure that things we will need for the week can be found is a challenge, but looking forward to the light at the end of the tunnel. I can't wait to see your place with you settled in, Dave and the boys napping... soon!

  2. Judy Morningstar8:33 AM

    There's got to be a couple of teenaged boys in your new community who could be hired to carry your goodies up the stairs. It is time for you to share the hard physical work with someone younger.

  3. Yup...I know what you mean! You are my inspiration...I hope you find a new home for all.

  4. Did Dave's friends decide not to help after all? :(

  5. Anonymous10:59 AM

    I have that exact sewing machine table. I love it!

  6. I like your post. It is time for you to share the hard physical work with someone younger.

  7. I would pace myself and carry one box up to the studio every half hour or so. At least you won't need to go to the gym!

  8. It might be worth considering hiring a couple college kids to move it for you. Get it all done in an afternoon and save your back!

  9. Anonymous1:33 PM

    Totally agreeing with the idea of hireing some young muscles.
    It will take them no time, wont cost you a fortune, and maybe you get to know some new families. Not to mention saving yourselves. It' not like you're not doing stuff anyway. Right? Yes, of course I'm right :-)

  10. I don't envy you one bit. Taking all that stuff up those stairs....YIKES! I only hope, in time, you won't regret getting another house with all those stairs. Good luck.

  11. Yes.....I DO know what you mean.....unfortunately. Sometimes I think the only 'real' downsizing is when you have nothing left. :)

  12. I agree with everyone who says to hire some young muscles to fetch and carry, but only after the bookcases have been purchased and prepared for the contents. If you aren't sure about something, leave it in the garage. I am a ruthless downsizer!

  13. Sigh....I'm still not done, it's such a many decisions!!!

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