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Friday, July 26th, 2013
Upon Hoarding and Not and Weird Wiring

One of the things about moving is that it’s a chance to really look at your stuff and decide what to keep and what not to. Part of the issue is that you inevitably have stuff that is still good and you don’t want to get rid of it. For instance, I moved with a lot of empty binders because students had turned them in and never collected them back. I had a choice of keeping or throwing away. I used to give them back out to students, but at the end there, I had a ton still. I need to get rid of at least 3/4 of them. Some I might keep for the kids. Now the question is what to do with them. I’d like to donate them to actual people or places that would use them.

I’ve also got a lot of other stuff–collectible type things, glassware, and that sort of thing. Clothes are also in that realm, but I’m in that weird place where I am losing weight to fit back down into a lot of things. Which is to say, I’m fitting back into some things, and very close to others. That’s because I gained the weight relatively quickly and am more than halfway to the point where things should fit pretty well. Of course that could take another couple years to get there, but I’m slow. But I’m willing to hold on to things until they fit and then decide if they are what I want to keep. Part of that issue is that I don’t know what sorts of clothes I will be needing. But I am still attempting to cull what I don’t absolutely like.

We just took our travel trailer to a lot to put on consignment, which meant emptying it all out. We don’t know if we will get another, or look at some other options. I don’t really want to store all the stuff until we do get another or something else. I’m not sure I’ll convince my husband of that. All I know is that I want stuff to be put away. I also don’t want to cram every space full. I used to collect Harmony Kingdom stuff and I want to get rid of most of it.

On the subject of weird wiring, the ac on our truck is . . . well, not precisely out. At first it was blowing hot on the driver’s side, and cold on the passenger’s side. We pulled some fuses looking for anything that was blown, and found nothing. But after that, the AC will only come out the defrost, even if it says it’s coming out the front vents. We have no idea why. Something is obviously wrong. And the check engine light came on.

But tomorrow I get my desk!

I want a little vacation hideaway on the coast. Can I have that? A place to sneak off with the fam, or just go there and write sometimes. Well, it’s a wish. It could happen one day.

3 comments to “Upon Hoarding and Not and Weird Wiring”

  1. ChrisP
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     · July 26th, 2013 at 10:34 pm · Link

    Sure! My in-laws have a vacation place in Depoe Bay. If you promise previews, snippets, and/or discounts on completed works, I will totally get you a vacation spot. 🙂



    • Di Francis
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       · July 27th, 2013 at 11:46 pm · Link

      Oh you are awfully tempting! I want one of those. Love Depoe Bay.



  2. Leslie
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     · July 29th, 2013 at 11:46 am · Link

    Have you tried Freecycle? I’ve been using that to get rid of quite a bit of stuff lately. Your binders made me think of it, because one of the first Freecycle offers I ever answered was for binders.

    I want a little vacation hideaway so much! My friend and I keep talking about renting a cabin and having a little writing retreat, but we haven’t actually done it yet.



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