Friday, March 26, 2010

Thinning the house

Stix n Brix NC

We've made plans for our first yard sale in May.  We might even do two of them if the timing is right.  Then it'll be a couple more big ones in the fall.  The house will sound hollow by then.  Sometimes I look in on some other blogs and realize that we've got a lot of work to do.

We've already gotten rid of a couple of things.  A few months ago, I was working at an antique show.  A couple of the dealers specialize in sterling silver.  It was a perfect opportunity for us to get rid of Gin's beautiful ornate set of Repousse that we never use.  I was a little surprised when I handed over the box as the dealer handed me the check.  I choked up a little.  I didn't have any emotional connection to the silverware at all but this was the first big step towards the goal of full-timing.

A few weeks ago, we got rid of one of our bedroom suits.  Gin's nephew Nick and his girlfriend Becca are expecting so they are setting up a new home.  They were glad to have it.  The timing could have been a little bit better but it's nice to have an empty room to put aside the yard sale items.  Gin asked me if I had any feelings about the furniture leaving.  I sure wasn't choked up, but Nick and Becca sure have hands full.

There is one thing that we agree may get to us a little bit.  That is getting rid of the Mazda Miata.  A few weeks ago, it wouldn't start up so a wrecker pulled it out of the driveway to the shop.  It saddened us both to see her hooked up on the flatbed like that.  It'll be different when someone buys it next year because it'll be a happy occasion.  I think there will be a lot of happy occasions ahead.  She's running smooth now and getting me to work and home safely.  Speaking of which, I've got a 16 hour workday tomorrow so I need to get some rest.

1 comment:

Merikay said...

I wish I had a more cooperative spouse. He says he wants to do this, but letting go of anything is hard for him.