Well, it's moving time again... I guess it's only been 3 1/2 years, so "again" may be a little aggressive, but all the same, in just a short time I've managed to accumulate quite a lot... real, "adult" furniture, for one... mostly bought this year... and on the "shopping" block now, since it's too expensive to move it across the pond (come on-- my stuff isn't WORTH the $12K they're asking for to move it...). Oh, and, errrr, yes... I'm moving across the pond... as in, to another country... what did Winston Churchill say? "Two countries separated by a common language." I'll be sure to post of my exploits and misinterpretations when I get there.
In any case, my dear friend, J, is and was, a VERY dear friend today, in helping me organize and more importantly purge for the move ahead-- 12 trash bags full of clothes, bags, coats and random electronic equipment, 2 boxes of dishes, 6 trash bags and even a boom box later, I feel like a weight lifted off my shoulders. My fiance (WOW THAT'S WEIRD TO WRITE) couldn't believe that I had that much stuff to get rid of (oh, the wonders that he has yet to experience with his bride-to-be's prowess for storage...), but I certainly did. Not only did J spend a good 8 hours being my conscience (do I really need another black tank top?) and cheerleader, she also carted the bags and boxes for donation to Salvation Army for me and posted various wares on Craig's List. Oh yes-- I'm going retail, with some of my favorite possessions up for the taking. They've been very good to me over the years... hopefully they'll bring happiness to their next home too.