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Old 08-04-2015, 05:57 PM
 
Location: Verde Valley AZ
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Culled through some books to sell, duplicates in his collection.
I feel like a need a nap when I finish reading all your posts! I stay busy with all I have to do here but, lordy, you guys take the cake!

Plus, I'm still adding TO and not downsizing. I'm enjoying it too!
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Old 08-05-2015, 09:53 AM
 
Location: UpstateNY
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LOL AZDBrat. I have to keep busy, not working here. You, OTOH, have aa full time job and a new place and no SO, so pat yourself on the back, too.

How is the new place?
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Old 08-23-2015, 10:48 AM
 
Location: Near a river
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I made a tough decision today, nothing big in the larger scheme of things but a decision to give away, at the town dump item exchange, a beloved very big, very heavy (impossible to move) cactus plant. My first step was to wheel it out onto the deck, water it well, and determine that the pricey ceramic pot will go with it. I've had this plant for 17 years. It doesn't do really well in the location I have it, and there's no other place to put it. I will miss the blooming, but not having to pick up all the blossoms when they drop.

so...I'm getting rid of everything I cannot lift or move on my own without help. When the plant goes, I'll have just a few heavy items of furniture I'm unable to move. The strange thing is that when I struggle about getting rid of something, I never miss it afterward. I don't even think about it. I worry that this is a mindset of (my) aging. I remember when my mother started to give some things away. It was like she was preparing for something.
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Old 08-23-2015, 03:19 PM
 
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I made a tough decision today, nothing big in the larger scheme of things but a decision to give away, at the town dump item exchange, a beloved very big, very heavy (impossible to move) cactus plant. My first step was to wheel it out onto the deck, water it well, and determine that the pricey ceramic pot will go with it. I've had this plant for 17 years. It doesn't do really well in the location I have it, and there's no other place to put it. I will miss the blooming, but not having to pick up all the blossoms when they drop.

so...I'm getting rid of everything I cannot lift or move on my own without help. When the plant goes, I'll have just a few heavy items of furniture I'm unable to move. The strange thing is that when I struggle about getting rid of something, I never miss it afterward. I don't even think about it. I worry that this is a mindset of (my) aging. I remember when my mother started to give some things away. It was like she was preparing for something.

Well are you preparing for something?
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Old 08-23-2015, 03:27 PM
 
Location: Near a river
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Well are you preparing for something?
Our next move, whenever or wherever that is...within the next few years.
Not preparing for what she was, I hope.
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Old 08-23-2015, 03:47 PM
 
Location: Santa Monica, Ca
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I passed on the pastry at breakfast.
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Old 08-24-2015, 09:52 PM
 
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Filed for divorce! [ not really]
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Old 08-30-2015, 06:44 AM
 
Location: UpstateNY
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Tossed my mowing sneakers and replaced with a better pair, they were hurting my feet.
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Old 08-30-2015, 06:55 AM
 
Location: Pennsylvania
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I made a tough decision today, nothing big in the larger scheme of things but a decision to give away, at the town dump item exchange, a beloved very big, very heavy (impossible to move) cactus plant. My first step was to wheel it out onto the deck, water it well, and determine that the pricey ceramic pot will go with it. I've had this plant for 17 years. It doesn't do really well in the location I have it, and there's no other place to put it. I will miss the blooming, but not having to pick up all the blossoms when they drop.
.

I can relate- Ages ago, I got rid of an old jade tree. Got it at an auction and the woman who had it said it was about 25 yrs old. I kept it about 10 or so but, like you with the cactus, I moved and really had no window for it.

Hope it has a good home.
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Old 08-30-2015, 07:25 AM
 
Location: SoCal
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We're on the road. Before we left we needed to prep our condo for anti-termite fumigation. Including moving our 20-ish year old jade plant into the common area.

It wasn't more than a half hour before one of the neighbors nicked it (not realizing why we'd put it there).

Ah, well. The neighbor can have many more years to enjoy it. We'll use that space on our 'porch' to grow a couple of tomato plants next year.
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