I foresee many posts like this…..
I begin to think about getting ready for a yard sale and the enormity of it all becomes overwhelming. I want to just sit and watch TV and veg and not think for a while, but I should “do” something. That something should probably be along the lines of getting the house organized for the yard sale in September (date TBD) and kept “pretty” for showings (of which there’s been one). And yet, I can’t bring myself to do it.
I really need to clean out this desk so that it can be dismantled on yard sale day and hauled into the driveway, yet there is so much stuff tucked in and on this thing, what do I do with it all? How does one downsize 35 years of living? I’m not convinced it’s possible, I’m just not.
I have 3 classes of books. Ok well 4 classes. One is dog stuff, one is horse stuff, one is fantasy sci fi reading and the other is “stuff I just can’t get rid of”. The 4th category consists of yearbooks and the like. The horse stuff, man those books represent my dreams from childhood… but I’m not sure I will ever have that dream. And I’m not sure I want it anymore, yet I can’t bring myself to put them in the yard sale stack… <sigh>
The dog books, obviously make sense to keep.
The sci fi fantasy books, well I downsized a while back to my 30 or so books that I have read and reread many times. These are my vacations from reality when I can’t go anywhere. My winter time friends when it’s cold and ugly outside and there’s nothing worthwhile on television. They Gifts have been with me so long, I can’t bear to part with them.
So that leaves me with 4 shelves of books to haul to Oregon… do you see what I mean? The enormity of it all can be daunting. And that’s just ONE bookcase of my house! I’m doomed!!!!!!
I think I’ll go watch The Tudors and have some ice cream and maybe some wine…. lol