Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Too Many "Things"?

Raining.  Again?  Still?  I'm losing track.  This has been great for my new grass seedlings, and they are filling in the Japanese Beetle grub damaged lawn very nicely.  Mowing will be a problem though - not sure the electric will be able to get through this hay field.  Just as well Ron insisted on keeping the old gasoline mower too.  Now, if it would just dry up.

Day Two of the Electrical Project, which I am guessing will take four, rather than the projected three days.  Travis worked hard all day yesterday, and didn't even finish work in the basement - but I DO have ceiling lights again, will be able to get rid of all the power cords running between rooms, and have a dedicated line for the heater/dehumidifier for the fishroom.  It was too cold and wet for walking, and I intended to play with the pups in the basement last night, but too much "project material" laying around, and when Max started running around with a light bulb in his mouth (fortunately he did not bite down or drop it) the pups were escorted back upstairs.

A copy of my home appraisal came via email yesterday and was interesting to look at.  House considered "average" for maintenance and marketable "as is".  Everything looked about right in the report, but the pictures, oh my the pictures!  Can you say CLUTTERED?  I guess everyone who knows me and has visited would consider my house cluttered, but I live here and really don't notice.  The pictures sure showed it though - no available wall space anywhere.  Furniture and pictures everywhere.  And things.  Too many things!  No wonder I go crazy several times a year and start hauling stuff to Good Will!  And no wonder my daughter feels claustrophobic here.  But what to do with all the stuff?  The accumulations of 40+ years spent in the same house?  It's not really junk, and it's not a trash house.  I'm not a hoarder.  I just own a lot of things.  Someday I'll have to move - oh my gosh!

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