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Old 07-18-2017, 08:26 PM   #1
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Where Did I Get All This Stuff?

We are packing and getting ready to move out of our house. We sold it and are building a home in the Hill Country.

Sheesh. Where did I get all this stuff? I don't recall moving here 12 years ago being this hard.

Spent a couple hours tonight taking photos and posting for sale ads on Craigslist. Too much stuff. Has to go.
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Old 07-18-2017, 08:42 PM   #2
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I spent the first fifty years acquiring stuff and the second fifty years will be spent getting rid of it.

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Old 07-18-2017, 09:31 PM   #3
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I have a PhD in stuff. I just Pile it Higher and Deeper.

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Old 07-18-2017, 09:39 PM   #4
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I spent the first fifty years acquiring stuff and the second fifty years will be spent getting rid of it.

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That must be it Karen. Last time we moved I was in my 40's and hadn't learned yet.

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I have a PhD in stuff. I just Pile it Higher and Deeper.

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I tried not to Ron. I really did. Still too much stuff. I made a deal with myself to cut it in half - at least.
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Old 07-18-2017, 10:10 PM   #5
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Hi Robert
I know what you mean. I live by two tag lines.
1. My greatest fear is that when I die my wife will sell my stuff for what I told her I paid for it.
2. I am not a hoarder, I just have an inventory control problem.
I wish I owned a few hundred storage garage units and a 5 acre secure storage lot near any fair sized city. I could retire, oh wait I am retired. Best of luck
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Old 07-18-2017, 10:31 PM   #6
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My greatest fear is that when I die my wife will sell my stuff for what I told her I paid for it.
I think your wife and mine are related Dave.

Speaking of fear, she politely told me she got rid of a "bunch of things in the garage that you never use". I was panic stricken, but then I remembered my promise. "Good job honey."
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Old 07-19-2017, 03:01 AM   #7
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I used to stress over all my 'valuable stuff '. Now I just casually ask my friends their address and any important contact numbers ... they look at me strangely and say "Why .... you know how to get hold of me?" Then I tell them that I went to my lawyer today and have put you in my will to inherent everything in my shop.

Usually they fall crying to the ground crying ...." Not me ... tell me it isn't so! "

I smile with the realization that I no longer have to worry about cleaning out my shop..... and ... I can keep it all!

What are friends for anyway?

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Old 07-19-2017, 07:06 AM   #8
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We are currently dealing with too much stuff in our Escape! The biggest laugh is the clamshell screen tent that is taking up half the Highlander and we haven't opened it once!!! I told Terry that if we don't use it in the Tetons then we are putting it up for sale in the campground. What was I thinking when we bought it?
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Hi Robert
I know what you mean. I live by two tag lines.
1. My greatest fear is that when I die my wife will sell my stuff for what I told her I paid for it.
2. I am not a hoarder, I just have an inventory control problem.
I wish I owned a few hundred storage garage units and a 5 acre secure storage lot near any fair sized city. I could retire, oh wait I am retired. Best of luck
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Hi: Iowa Dave... I don't need "Inventory control". I know where everything is. It's all in the state of "Confusion"!!! Alf
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