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Old 07-27-2014, 06:54 PM
 
Location: UpstateNY
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{{{{{{{{{{{{TEK}}}}}}}}}}}} how did the bath remodel turn out??????

Congrats on the new place!!!!!!!!!! How far is your move??

Sold some more stuff on the bay, even the 70's vynil camera bag with some old Fujica lenses.
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Old 07-27-2014, 07:43 PM
 
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Unhappy situation for sister of my best friend--her second husband got them into financial difficulty and didn't tell her anything was the matter for a year or more...
they are both in 70s and now in bankruptcy--

had to give up their house and move into rental apartment--
Husband #2 was into black powder shooting--has numerous guns and gun safes and costumes along with lots of gourmet cooking stuff and catering equipment he used cooking for Knights of Columbus affairs...
he refused to get rid of anything ahead of time---and this apartment doesn't even have a pantry in its kitchen--so there is NO storage space for all this stuff--

his two daughters gave no help when they were forced to move--
her daughter came from another town for the weekend but there apparently is still personal property in the house they left...

sad---and think my friend's sister is really in denial about what is going on--
she just keeps saying it will all work out...
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Old 07-27-2014, 09:24 PM
 
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Yep. I've got to do that, too. I will keep several raised garden beds. I can weed those while sitting in a chair, LOL.

Congrats on your upcoming move.
Thanks

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{{{{{{{{{{{{TEK}}}}}}}}}}}} how did the bath remodel turn out??????

Congrats on the new place!!!!!!!!!! How far is your move??

Sold some more stuff on the bay, even the 70's vynil camera bag with some old Fujica lenses.
The bathrooms all turned out great. Toughest thing was getting towels to match the guest bath. Ended up using all black and looks great. Well, looked cause they're leaving with us.

1,417 miles door to door. From hot, humid, cold, snowy, and green to hotter, drier, not as cold, and mostly brown. I will be able to breathe in the summer and not cough incessantly in the winter. And I made a deal with Mrs. Tek. If we don't like it in 3 years (or less) we move again. That will be much easier than this one. In fact, I've told her we should unpack as little as possible until we're sure.
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Old 07-28-2014, 05:28 AM
 
Location: Near a river
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Other than the unused lumber in the garage from renovating the house, I think we've about downsized in possessions as far we we can go. I did a room-to-room check last week and a mental review of what could be tossed from each room, but nothing more. I feel we're done. The only problem is, we still have way too much stuff for the final move. So we talked last night during the storm (auspicious time!) about just staying here and aging in place. It has its pros and cons, and Maine still calls though.
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Old 07-28-2014, 07:20 AM
 
Location: Great State of Texas
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Other than the unused lumber in the garage from renovating the house, I think we've about downsized in possessions as far we we can go. I did a room-to-room check last week and a mental review of what could be tossed from each room, but nothing more. I feel we're done. The only problem is, we still have way too much stuff for the final move. So we talked last night during the storm (auspicious time!) about just staying here and aging in place. It has its pros and cons, and Maine still calls though.
You could always rent a storage unit for the extra stuff and still move to Maine.
Or, if you build, you can build a storage building out back to store the stuff and rotate it so you still get to see it.
In 10 years will you be sitting there looking at your stuff and regretting giving up the move to Maine because of it ?
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Old 07-28-2014, 07:37 AM
 
Location: Near a river
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You could always rent a storage unit for the extra stuff and still move to Maine.
Or, if you build, you can build a storage building out back to store the stuff and rotate it so you still get to see it.
In 10 years will you be sitting there looking at your stuff and regretting giving up the move to Maine because of it ?
We wouldn't move anywhere, even the next town over, with this much stuff. Just the way we are. We accumulated so much after cleaning out before our last move (more furniture b/c of a group that meets weekly in our home, more stuff for the grandkids, more stuff like patio furniture, etc. So Maine is not really the motive, it's anywhere.
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Old 07-28-2014, 10:17 AM
 
Location: Great State of Texas
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We wouldn't move anywhere, even the next town over, with this much stuff. Just the way we are. We accumulated so much after cleaning out before our last move (more furniture b/c of a group that meets weekly in our home, more stuff for the grandkids, more stuff like patio furniture, etc. So Maine is not really the motive, it's anywhere.
I'm a minimalist and stuff to me is just stuff. Got plenty of room inside the head for memories.

At least you have family there who can help in the later years.
My SIL goes to her mother's house every other week to clean as her mother can't do stairs anymore (2 broken hip occurrences) but she doesn't want to sell anything or move.

My brother is talking retirement and wanting to move to a lower COL area. My SIL wants to but her mom won't budge.
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Old 07-28-2014, 11:24 AM
 
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I'm still reading through all the downsizing threads. We've completed the first big part, the actual move from our house of 34+ years to our lake house. I know we did a lot of cleaning out, getting rid of, downsizing before the move, but wow, still have so much more to do yet. I have boxes and bags sitting all over the place still need to go through and find a place for it or get rid of it. I have located a church thrift shop that I'm checking out this week and most likely will get a lot of stuff from me before this is over. We have a huge stack of boxes we fondly call our eBay pile, hopefully starting in September to work our way through those. My two biggest areas to downsize and organize yet are my clothes and the kitchen. I'm learning just how few clothes I really need since I'm retired. The kitchen will be a challenge, going to one that barely half the size of my old one plus combining and thinning out duplicates. Does it ever end?
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Old 07-29-2014, 04:35 PM
 
Location: UpstateNY
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Choff, apparently it does not end.

Once I realized what the future might bring (disability, moving) I was on fire to get rid of stuff. I am down to less than a hundred pairs of shoes and fifty handbags.

Now if I could only get DH to under 18 Cub Cadet tractors

What's in the ebay pile??
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Old 07-30-2014, 06:50 AM
 
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The eBay pile, it's big and a lot of different stuff. I have old dolls (Chatty Cathy, Shirley Temple), '60's snack trey sets, "collector" plates, Christmas stuff. DH had unopened matchbox cars, old Boy Scout mugs, it's been so long I forget what all is in it! I want to start with Christmas stuff in September or October and try to get a lot posted pre holidays. My biggest holdup, as it was years ago when I did this, is figuring out packaging and handling, and getting it mailed. We are out in the boonies now so the post office isn't as handy as it use to be.
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