Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Rambling: We're Home! And Decluttering.

So, we've been busy. Very busy. Not in a bad way; actually, in a very good way.

See, for years we've been living in two places, the Place Near Employers, and the House We Want To Call Home. For obvious reasons, we had to spend a fair bit of time in the Place Near Employers. But recently, our Employers have agreed that, OK, we can live in the House and use the wonders of modern technology to communicate with them.


So we moved. Not just ourselves, but our stuff. All our stuff. Well, not absolutely all--we called the Salvation Army, and 1-800-GOT-JUNK, and like that.  But there was plenty left for the movers. And plenty moved to the House. And even more moved to a storage space that we will have fee-free access to until October.

And we don't want all that stuff in the House, because then the House would not be pretty. So before October, there will be garage sales, and donation runs, and recycling runs, and heaps of stuff under a "free" sign at the end of the driveway, and a certain amount of eBaying, and Craigslisting, and, well, in general, we'll be paying the penalty for far too many instances of "Why haul it back and forth? Let's just get another one."

But that's fine. We're home.


  1. Congratulations! I hope your fragrances made the transition smoothly.

  2. Reminds me of the Lego girl I had!

  3. Thanks, Gator! Yep, they're all here safe and sound, including one alarmingly leaky one that managed to stay upright the whole way here.

  4. Hey, Joan! That's Playmobil Girl; she lives in the garden of the House. :)

  5. No wonder you were somewhat stressed out before. I've packed and moved family house contents into storage a couple of times and it is *not* a bundle of laughs, that's for sure.

    I'll bet those fragrances were cosseted on their journey - I know that mine always were and I was always hugely relieved to see that they survived intact.

    (fans self at thought of moving again ... no, no, no!)

    cheerio, and best of luck with the decluttering:-)
    Anna in Edinburgh

  6. Hey, Anna! And there was uncertainty, too! I hate uncertainty. It was possible that the moving plan would finally come through, and it was also possible that it would be quashed rather permanently. Stress! Stress! Butterfat required! (Is the tryptophan in the butterfat or the protein? Well, either way, I like the butterfat part.)

  7. I'm so happy for you, CF! Congrats on the good news. :)