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Friday, January 26, 2007

Not My Dream Day, Part II

Here's the followup...we're back from our trip to the storage unit and it was certainly "interesting." Things did not start off well when I tried to put the key in the lock only to discover it was too big. Ooops! That meant a drive back to the house to rummage through our drawers to find the right key. Then it was back to the unit and this time the lock clicked open and we were in. What we found was a small room filled with boxes of all shapes and sizes, my old guitar and case, a foot locker without a key, a bird cage stand (don't ask) and maybe a dresser mirror (it was hard to tell with all the boxes surrounding it). Anyway, we decided to take as many boxes as possible and cart them home, in our little sedan, to start the process of getting rid of things. So we just finished emptying the boxes and what a "treat."

Most of what we found were some clothes of mine from the 1980's (sizes 4 and 6), old dusty books, several years of old Road and Track magazines, and a few giraffe knickknacks (my husband used to make me collect anything giraffe). The books are already in the trunk of my car waiting to be donated to my old library tomorrow, the clothes and knickknacks are in boxes and bags waiting for my husband to take them to our local thrift shop, and everything else was laid to rest in the trash. Once everything is out of the house, we will make our second trip to storage to continue our cleanup. Oh joy...

3 comments:

Lynn said...

Are you sure that the Road and Truck magazines are not worth "millions" on ebay?????? Certainly the dusty old books must be worth something... What about the size 4-6 clothes??? You mean to tell me that you have been paying money every month/year to keep this stuff and so far there isn't a treasure to be found?

Joan said...

Give us time...we still have too many boxes to count. I'm sure the one treasure worth millions will be found in the very last box. And there's always the footlocker without a key to break open and explore. I can't wait!

only oldest said...

in case you were considering it, please don't toss the guitar. I would like to try it again. you can however toss the giraffes - they don't get along with mooses and the size 4 and 6 clothes...well...I am not going to even try to EVER fit into those!!!