(Pictures are of other peoples’s stuff, to make me feel better)
I have always thought we had less STUFF’ than most folk because we moved so much. But when push comes to shove (what ever that means) we have managed to do pretty well at holding onto STUFF.
Neither of our parents were the crystal, silver, fine china types, so we never were. I take that back. My girl bought a silver set before we met, but we have used it very seldom so it has been stored.
While in GITMO at a yard sale, we bought some expensive German Crystal and a complete set of fine china at a great price. Shucks, we became classy all of a sudden. Funny how proud we were to own such expensive stuff and at present neither of us can think of the names of the STUFF. BUT there is it in boxes labeled ‘Crystal’ and ‘China’.
Sherry’s mama’s cedar chest is out there, and it is empty, so as we change storage areas, we will try to fit the china and crystal into it for safe keeping. “Safe Keeping” HA! we are in our mid 70’s, I assume the boys with put all this ‘STUFF’ in a yard sale for pennies on the dollar.
I have a Lionel Train set. WHY? heck if I know. I don’t think any of the family is interested in trains. I think I will ask some of the guys if they want the trains first, but I am thinking of putting it on Craigs List along with a Hunter’s tree stand I will never use.
Bowling balls? What good are they? We have 4 or 5 of them. I have a great desk and no office to put it in. But I guess I will keep it and the filing cabinets, back to another storage area.
Son Mark has been using the 8x10 storage building but has emptied it to move into the 52’x8’ trailer we gave him. As they emptied the building they found BILLIONS or ants had taken up residence in their STUFF. Now our trash pile is growing in leaps and bounds. In his stuff he ran across 3 TV’s (not HD) and a brand new printer that is now 5 years old, but new and out of date. Amazing.
So as he moved the last of his STUFF out, he said, “Now you can put your stuff in there for 5 years, then throw it away. Save yourself some heartache and get rid of it now.”
Of course that makes sense, but will we listen, not really, so in the next few days I am building shelves and emptying the efficiency or (Studio Apartment’) to allow me to finish the building and get out of Dodge.
Speaking of storing, This is how I want to store our car!
Everyone’s Treasures, one day becomes STUFF!
Sherry and I started collecting STUFF when these cars were new.