Friday, August 28, 2015

2nd on the "I'll never do this again" list..................

Since the grands and Shelley moved in with us, we have been fighting the never ending battle ...... our house does not magically expand just because we want it to do so. And that means we've had to do some serious ("this is serious", from The Wonder Pets) declutter and give away. As painful as that is. We're on about our 4th go around doing this. But I feel like we've accomplished our task this time. It just feels lighter around here. Less crap, more air to breathe.

I've put myself in the kitchen cubby hole to craft but haven't crafted because.....well I feel claustrophobic.....go figure and I haven't had the inspiration to do anything. But ya know, I've got this huge dining room table where we all gather and I can spread out there, it's only a few steps from the cubby hole. So I've made peace with that.

The grands switched bedrooms and that was an occasion that provided an opportunity to glean. Toys that aren't gonna be played with, aren't of sentimental value and just plain ole done, are all ready to live somewhere new.



We usually give all our cast offs to my friend Verna's favorite pet charity "The Oscar Foundation" but as we were doing the big clean out of not only the house but the garage (oh my gawds what a hoarder I am). We pushed the garage door opener and it just buzzed at us. I think it actually stuck out it's tongue at us in abject shock. So we need to replace it and since the other garage door never had an opener we are aiming for the cost of two openers as the end product of our clean out. And then all the wonderful mess that is left over will go to TOF.

Some neighbors who are involved in 4H coordinated a Community Yard Sale today and tomorrow. So despite my aversion to yard sales, yep that's what I'll be doing for the next two days. I can play the Ernie and Bert cooperation game from Sesame Street. These folks that are coming to the Community Yard Sale are so lucky I'm on medication. Rude just blossoms at these events.....but then again so do stories and shared experiences and "oh we used to have one of those".

Smooches and Squoozes,
Oma Linda

17 comments:

  1. Good luck with your sales!!
    You might like to get an amulet to incourage sellings or an image of St. Lucy of Syracuse :)

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    1. Thanks for the suggestion. Just printed a copy of her image and will have it on the check out table.

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  2. May the rude people stay open and you be blessed with sweet ones ready to buy.

    You have accomplished a lot. When the going gets tough, the tough get going.

    Have a blessed weekend.

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    1. I was huffing and puffing this morning getting all the junk, that's junque out. Then it was non stop. I had some very interesting customers....fun ones and ones that assume because I look like an old white granny that I don't understand how insulting they are being in Spanish. That is until I make a remark to SM in Spanish and then they always leave with their tales tucked.

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  3. I hope you make a nice chunk o' change at the yard sale. Oh, the people you'll meet!

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    1. We did okee dokee for only playing for 3 hours. Joe had an interview across town at 1 so we closed shop at 11. Tomorrow I'll have the grands and my sweet Shelley to help so it will be more fun.

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  4. Oh my! I hope the yard sale goes well and you can get what you need to get the openers fixed. Have a great weekend!
    blessings
    ~*~

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    1. Yep we sure miss just being able to push a button......come on mo money.

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  5. I hope you make a ton of money uncluttering your place.

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    1. by tomorrow at 4 it will all be gone and I can stand in my garage and I might hear an echo.........positive thinking

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  6. I have seen peoples garages so packed, there is barely room to close the door and definitely no room for a car.......but then, their houses are the same way. I hope your sale is fun and profitable. The remarks in spanish - that happened to me when two french women were talking and I had to try and not laugh when they realized I could speak French and knew what they had said. Gosh, that felt good. See ya kiddo.

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  7. I always find there is something extremely satisfying about "making space" in my home. Afterall, where am I going to put my new stash lol :D XXX

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  8. You are doing what I really need to do but keep putting off. Good luck with the sale and make it fun.

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  9. I'd rather give stuff away than have a garage sale. I'd rather do a whole lot of other things than do a garage sale. in fact having a garage sale isn't even on the list of things I would do.

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  10. Hope it's all gone now:-)
    Have a great rest of your weekend.

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  11. You are my inspiration. Today is going to be a massive clean and get ready to donate day.
    I have recently begun volunteering at a thrift store, the goal being to take more in than I bring home. BUT oh the thrill of being the first to discover those bargains!
    Breathe deep - follow Linda's inspiration- aim for a goal of more space and easier crafty motivation.
    I hope all is now gone and you can laugh about your cheap visitors.

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  12. I have a bit of a problem meeting/selling/and believe it or not talking to strangers, so I mainly go to the charity bins to donate, but then go Op shopping with my babes and discover all the things we donated in a new incarnation haha, 'ohh, nice belt, mmm, how much for that black top, hey this frame is cool'... And back we come with our next lot of future donations haha :)

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