Sunday, September 8, 2013
It's That Time Again ...
And I'm having Keurig Hazelnut Cream. Only my second one today and it is going to taste sooooo very good. A definite pick me up. I'm in the middle of a major cleaning out project. Also, I hope to have a big yard sale in October. I know we could make at least a few hundred dollars or so ...depending on how willing I am to let go of things. But I am being more hardcore than I usually am.
A couple of things I am having a hard time with is old vinyl albums that were my uncle's and are in mint condition. I have a huge box of them and have been stored in a cool dry closet and I haven't played even one time since I got them in summer 2004. What do I do with them? Also ...I have so many cassettes! A ridiculous amount, really. I guess I should just pull absolute favorites. ?? or a donut maker my mom gave that I n-e-v-e-r use - but my mom gave it as a present. or an unopened ice cream maker she gave ...or ..well so many things. The problem is we've accumulated so much and have inherited things and will be inheriting things.
I keep finding ways to store and make room ...but we're NOT using them and wouldn't it be better to give to someone who would use them? Or just get rid of them if I am feeling stressed with too much clutter. I am surprised the attic floor doesn't bow downward - seriously. Don't know what to do with it ..put it in the attic!
Now you can see why we never go up into our Bermuda Triangle attic without using the buddy system - someone else knowing about it and being tied to a rope that is anchored down here in the house. Otherwise we'd be MIA with everything else up there.
Anyway ...a yard sale would be fun. I only did it one other time ...early October, 1979 (such a warm, beautiful weekend) ...and then we hardly owned anything. It was actually a lot of fun! I admit ...I do like making a sale. Always a good feeling. :)
Oh and BOOKS! I LOVE books. I have too many. Some I will never part with. I have some good books - old - first editions that were passed down. Poets and other books. So many books from past to present. A set of the classics given to my grandfather from my mother. Get rid of some? Why not just throw out babies and pets too? ;) I have a thing for books - I admit that. I did try to weed them out during the summer and decided to get rid of 5 books. I can do better, especially with paperbacks. Not today though.
And now I had better get back to the tasks at hand ...with coffee in hand. :)