The thought had crossed my mind that I might have saved a bit too much wood and drywall from our basement build out but then again I was not thinking that there was a move coming in our future and someone else might not appreciate the bits and pieces stored in the basement. Yesterday I headed into the back storeroom of the basement and started emptying all the one gallon milk jugs of water that were for emergency use “in case of a hurricane”. Well then I started to look around and next to the shelving unit there are carpet remnants that we saved to use as door mats and they work very well but who needs enough to last 20 years? There are also oriental rugs with their pads that should make their way to Goodwill for someone else to use and camping equipment that we will never use but we kept just for that emergency that has never happened (thank goodness). The same room has much more “stuff” that will not be going to France and so it must be thrown out or given away.
After filling up 2 – 55 gallon trash bags with crushed milk containers it was time to walk into my workroom and take a look around. Under the stairway there is a pile of lumber pieces about 4 feet tall and 10 – 12 feet long. These are not in perfect condition so here’s where the dumpster comes in. Along with this lumber there are sheets of drywall, pvc & steel piping, flooring (you get the drift?) and underneath that nice new deck upstairs is all the old decking that needs to be hauled away. How about a model train layout that weighs hundreds of pounds when assembled? Hobbies that won’t be moving to France include candle making,
stained glass work, seed sprouting, beer & wine making (they already do that at a very reasonable cost), home automation and woodworking. There is much more included that is not shown in these quick pictures. Anyone nearby who is interested in a new hobby or adding to an existing one should speak up quickly as these items will be packed up and given away very shortly.
I thought it would be much more difficult to part with these things but I’ve had my fun with them and it really is getting time to be moving on to a new and exciting life in France.