Sunday, February 15, 2009

Moving (Fire) Sale

I'm kinda liking this craigslist.  I never needed it before.  I've checked it out, but nothing was necessary so it was great window shopping.

I've sold the headboard, footboard and frame for my bed.  I've given away two laundry baskets of books (that one kinda hurt).   My leaning ladder bookshelf just walked away (in a manner of speaking).  The Rattan Box floor lamps - 2 of them anyway - have been sold and that wrought iron thing I really didn't like that was hanging over the sofa is gone too.  While I haven't sold everything it's pretty fulfilling to get the price I've asked without any dickering.  Haggling over price can be fun at a garage/rummage sale.  But, I've been horribly undersold in the past.  I'm a push-over when it comes to face time.

I'm thinking I may just be able to get this down to a 4x8 trailer.  I know it's only the first days of selling and giving away and sorting and boxing.  There's a lot of things that need to find new homes yet.

Next weekend is my aunt's 60th birthday.  She's giving a party.  My Saturday is booked to drive to Cedar Rapids and see her and my uncle.  I hope to take the time in June when I return for my daughter's graduation to visit again.  But graduation is a big deal and I'm not sure what I will be able to pull off.  I don't know that I can really fit in this visit as it is.  But, I can't not fit it in either.

I'm just taking it a day at a time, a moment as it is.  The taste of elephant kinda grows on ya'.


  1. My only Aunt and Uncle passed away in 2006 and 2007, so I know what you mean when you say you can't NOT go. It feels so weird, getting older and watching generations disappear.

  2. I have been considering using craigslist to unload stuff in a storage locker that I am tired of paying for. I just get nervous dealing with strangers and money.

    Glad it is working out for you.