Stuff and nonsense

17 02 2007

I still can’t believe how much STUFF we have, even though we’ve given a lot away to charity, to friends and family, and to the great garbage disposal in the sky. Currently, we have a 2 cubic metre ‘skip bin’ out the front to take all the last unwanted stuff from the garage/workshop, and already it’s about one third full. If we’d saved up all the other stuff we’ve already thrown out, then we’d have needed a much bigger skip bin!

Despite all that purging and tossing and relocating, the garage is FULL of boxes. We’re not big on acquiring stuff – or so we thought. It must breed of its own accord. When I think about what we’ve got that was hidden away in cupboards etc., I’m reminded of our friends in Chicago. Their place was chock-a-block FULL of stuff! And you could see all this stuff. We took a look in their garage and basement one day – you couldn’t move in either place for STUFF. We knew we didn’t register on their STUFF scale, but hell, it’s still surprising at how much there is. At last count, some 55 boxes are earmarked for the storage unit! Scary.

Oh, and my darling other half informed me last night that there are some 40+ cases of wine! (And he’s bought almost none for the past 4 months…)



One response

18 02 2007

I have to admit I did have a chuckle here…

We threw away, sold, donated, passed on to family etc too. I even went as far as making my own catalogue and emailing it to everyone I knew, including those at my work. It helped a little.

In the end we still had the skip, and filled it, still have storage back in Australia it’s filled too, and had a shipping container with over 320 items in it that I’m still unpacking ever so slowly over here in America.

I’m actually reaching the point that now I’ve been here for 6 months, that if I’ve survived this long without it, I don’t need it. Prying things out of Mark’s hands may require his being drugged.

I’m jealous of the wine though 😉


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