It’s been almost three weeks since I sold the shop. I’m getting used to it. I get to take my time doing things now. My life has slowed down. We’re in the middle of getting rid of stuff. So much stuff. A lot of stuff.
I started with the girls’ room. That was a pretty big task. They had everything they ever touched in that room. Now it’s a manageable mess. I’ve sold some things, but most of it will be offered at a yard sale.
We went through the garage next. I took a packed truck to the dump. That was great. This past weekend we emptied the crawl space. I cannot believe how many boxes were in there. I cannot believe how many books I have. And it’s just shit. I’m still going through it.
There were many cards from special occasions, and pictures from special occasions. I found my wedding planning binder today. I found sweet emails from John that I had printed. It put me in a good mood – the clearing out and the sweet things.
When we left Pennsylvania, we got stuck with a lot of shit from John’s mom’s house because she moved at the same time, and there was already a bunch of crap above her garage when we got there. It became our crap. When we left Illinois we got stuck with a bunch of shit from the previous homeowner who had left the garage half-packed with crap. And we acquired some crap from my dad after he died. Add to that 9 years worth of baby, toddler, and kid stuff, and that’s a lot of crap.
And it all has to go somewhere.