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Old 04-04-2015, 03:18 PM
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Keep your china! The reason why people don't use it every day is because their children break them. But when your children are gone, you no longer have that reason. China will last forever if you treat it with respect and aren't careless with it. When you're retired, you can finally use it every day. Because every day is a special occasion. If you don't have room for all your dishes, get rid of the cheap ones, not the china.
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Old 04-04-2015, 03:42 PM
 
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I was so relieved when I got rid of...
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Old 04-04-2015, 04:01 PM
 
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Keep your china! The reason why people don't use it every day is because their children break them. But when your children are gone, you no longer have that reason. China will last forever if you treat it with respect and aren't careless with it. When you're retired, you can finally use it every day. Because every day is a special occasion. If you don't have room for all your dishes, get rid of the cheap ones, not the china.

I might just do that!

The last time we used it, was before the kids came along. That's when I bought the snowmen dishes, a cheap set, but very nice for what we used it for. Now, were moving into a different lifestyle, perhaps we can use the china, after all!
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Old 04-04-2015, 04:03 PM
 
Location: Myrtle Beach
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Brava4 - thanks for the giggle. I am slowing going through stuff and right now I have 2 boxes of cords and chargers and I have no idea what they belong to.
I have a while to scale down on everything (484 days and counting), I'm getting the second grouping of stuff ready to go to good will.
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Old 04-04-2015, 04:23 PM
 
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Brava4 - thanks for the giggle. I am slowing going through stuff and right now I have 2 boxes of cords and chargers and I have no idea what they belong to.
I have a while to scale down on everything (484 days and counting), I'm getting the second grouping of stuff ready to go to good will.

Yeah, I get it. I had been adding to my pile of cords and everything else for years. I had no idea where most of it came from.
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Old 04-04-2015, 04:24 PM
 
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Yikes

We only have 26 days to go!
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Old 04-04-2015, 04:41 PM
 
Location: Oceania
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I bought a 1993 Cadillac Fleetwood today. I have been looking for a used car and found newer little Hondas and Toyotas go for the same price, if not more. I might put a combined 10K year on my vehicles and don't care about mpg. I want a car I can be comfortable in and my truck doesn't allow me to drive others around as I want at times.

Bonus; a pickup isn't the ideal vehicle to be driving when taking a woman out for a first date unless you are off to the rodeo; a lot of cowboys drive Cadillacs.
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Old 04-04-2015, 06:46 PM
 
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I went through the my Tupperware "bin" and made a pile of it to take to Good Will. Most if it was not used. I am keeping the few pieces I love and use all the time, but most of it is going bye-bye.
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Old 04-04-2015, 07:30 PM
 
Location: San Francisco Bay Area
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I don't want to downsize, I want to upsize to a large, luxurious house. I never moved from my "starter house."
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Old 04-04-2015, 07:32 PM
 
Location: Maritime Northwest, WA
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18 boxes in the closet in the Husband's office; I think he's opened 3 of them in the last year. Before that the majority of them were in the basement -- for 13 years. He's committed to going through 2 a month: our lease is up next February, if the potential new place is a good fit I'd like us to be ready to move then and I don't want to pay to move all of these again . . . .

(There's one that's definitely coming, and that's the box with his amateur radio equipment: potential new place is on an island and he's a former Skywarn volunteer, so he's been told that he'll likely be introduced to people from the County Department of Emergency Management and asked to be the neighborhood contact if/when needed. That's one way to find a place in the community quickly!)
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