Vogel State Park Lake

Vogel State Park Lake

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Slow and Steady?

We spent Monday just hanging around the house.  Al had to take an online continuing ed class for his Pest Control License.  He's not a computer whiz and needed some assistance occasionally.   On top of the computer issues, he wasn't feeling very well, so he was a little grumpy :)

I spent some time cleaning out cabinets.  I don't know why, but I just can't bring myself to toss out very much stuff.  I know once we get the house sold and we're under the gun, I'll have no problem with most of it, but for now I'm having trouble tossing things like spices, rubs, seasonings, hand creams, perfumes, and that kind of stuff.  Most of what I found I didn't even remember I had it, but most of it is usable.  I just need to USE it!  Why do we have so much stuff?  We buy it, forget we have it and it gets put away in some place never to be seen, or remembered again.  I guess a little at a time and we'll eventually get there.  I've read several blogs and one thing I find pretty consistent is nothing really gets done until the house is sold and you have to go like hell!  I know Al and I work better under pressure so we'll probably be doing the same thing.

Our big old heavy Tv started acting up again.  We were hoping it would last until we were ready to hit the road, but it appears it may be dead.  Yesterday we got sound, and no picture.  We got it fixed and it was fine.  Today it was fine, then all of a sudden the color was gone.  Later on, the picture and sound were gone. We moved it out and checked all the connections and they all seemed fine.  It's such a big monster that we have to use a hydraulic table to lift it.  We were hoping to be able to sell it to 2-3 really big guys so they could take it out of here.  Al is going to mess with it a little and see if he can figure something out, but more than likely it's a dead soldier. 

We sold an item on E-bay.  I had two things listed and only one sold.  It almost seems like more trouble than it's worth.  Last week, Al found a bunch of old albums and 45's that his parents had collected.  We went through a few and thought we'd hit the jackpot.  There was a John F. Kennedy memorial album. It has a bunch of his speeches on it.  We thought we might be rich!!  I checked on E-bay and it appears a few dozen other people also thought the same thing.

Little by little, we're selling things.  Last week he sold a speargun and power head.  We aren't really in a good area to have a garage sale and there are no good flea markets close by, so I don't know how to unload large quantities of stuff quickly.  I'm thinking Goodwill is sounding better and better.

The Realtor is coming by Friday to help us get an idea on how much to list the house for. We're not at the point where we are going to list it, but we wanted to get an idea.

6 comments:

  1. I think you are exactly right. Once you get under the gun, you will find that you can make decisions and get rid of the final items. My advice would be to continue to sell, even slowly, as much as possible so when the "under the gun" time gets there, you won't be giving everything away (like we did).

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  2. I love the new photos you are putting in the header. Looks good. I think you're right, once there is a deadline getting rid of stuff is much easier,

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  3. Yup.. we started selling things already and put some stuff on ebay. Amazing what some folks will buy! Got 2 years to keep downsizing, before we are ready to hit the road, the kids will take the last stuff they want and we will be FREE!

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    Karen and Steve
    (Our Blog) RVing: Small House... BIG Backyard
    http://kareninthewoods-kareninthewoods.blogspot.com/

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  4. Yup.. we started selling things already and put some stuff on ebay. Amazing what some folks will buy! Got 2 years to keep downsizing, before we are ready to hit the road, the kids will take the last stuff they want and we will be FREE!

    *~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~
    Karen and Steve
    (Our Blog) RVing: Small House... BIG Backyard
    http://kareninthewoods-kareninthewoods.blogspot.com/

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  5. Yup.. we started selling things already and put some stuff on ebay. Amazing what some folks will buy! Got 2 years to keep downsizing, before we are ready to hit the road, the kids will take the last stuff they want and we will be FREE!

    *~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~
    Karen and Steve
    (Our Blog) RVing: Small House... BIG Backyard
    http://kareninthewoods-kareninthewoods.blogspot.com/

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  6. Yup.. we started selling things already and put some stuff on ebay. Amazing what some folks will buy! Got 2 years to keep downsizing, before we are ready to hit the road, the kids will take the last stuff they want and we will be FREE!

    *~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~
    Karen and Steve
    (Our Blog) RVing: Small House... BIG Backyard
    http://kareninthewoods-kareninthewoods.blogspot.com/

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