I got this little reminder today, as if I wasn’t counting down the days.
I am as surprised as anyone that this blog didn’t suffer the fate of most blogs: a strong start followed shortly by a subdued retreat into oblivion after it gets boring or suddenly seems like a lot of work.
I’ve been thinking a lot about what I want to say at the end of the year, a summation of my final conclusions. I’ll be working on it for most of today, after I take the dog for a walk and clean out the chicken coop.
Oddly enough, both these tasks deal with the disposal of crap. Heck, this blog is all about the disposal of crap. Interesting priorities, no?
Perhaps I chose the wrong line of work.
But here I am and I just noticed that today I have reached the 7300 mark. That’s exactly twice my original goal of 3650 items purged.
I can’t say that I was trying to reach that number, or that I wanted it to coincide with my one-year anniversary, but it’s fortuitous.
If I am perfectly honest (and that I am, at least about this) I can’t say that every single thing I pledged to purge made it all the way out the door. Lonny digs some things out of the trash, the boys will notice me trying to sneak it out and protest, some things I simply change my mind about.
And that’s okay. I don’t want to get rid of things that I actually want, just the stuff I don’t want.
I’ll be conservative and say that 20% of the stuff stays. But with my numbers being doubled, even if 50% of the stuff stayed, I still reached my goal!
I’ll save the analysis for tomorrow, though.
Okay, time to cut the crap.
This is the back of my car, although you can’t tell because it’s rammed with stuff. This is all commercial lighting gear that Lonny bought an auction before the big Halloween party because, Hey! If we’re throwing a party, surely we must invest in a fuckload of commercial lights that may or may not work!
And Greg says I have mood swings. You’d have mood swings, too.
Anyway, he’s pulling out all the lenses that are boxed up to SELL ON EBAY and the rest is going to Vertical Fusion and APEX. Hopefully some of it will work and we can trade it for Parkour lessons for the boys.
NONE OF THIS SHIT CAN COME INTO MY HOUSE OR LONNY MIGHT END UP AS MY FINAL PURGED ITEM.
Lonny? Are you reading this? I’m not kidding!
I’m going to count the lights as ten (being conservative) and the gourds as three. 13 items today.
I’ve been killing it on Freecycle, by the way. I set up a shelf on my porch and people have been coming to get stuff. I love it!