Moving Things

We’re having new carpet installed this week, so all weekend I prepared by spending my time sorting through the large collection of oddities that take up space atop dressers and cabinets. Things the carpet installers won’t move for me. I also moved a few larger items. Things the carpet installers might not handle gently.

Some items I plan to discard; others will be dusted and returned to their old, or perhaps new locations. I like seeing how old stuff can take on a different look in a new place.

I do fairly well when given a task that’s straightforward. Abandon this. Keep that. Sell this. Toss that. Seldom do I spend much time agonizing over possessions.

But heaven help me if I come across old photographs. I never throw those away. Even if I’m sure I don’t know a single person in the photo I cannot throw it out. And if I make the mistake of opening a photo album, whole hours can go by without my notice.

That might’ve happened a time or two this weekend. Maybe three or four. I can’t recall.

Isn’t this a great photo? I think I know the woman, not sure about the man.

Peace, people.

Author: nananoyz

I'm a semi-retired crazy person with one husband and two cats.

13 thoughts on “Moving Things”

  1. Pictures are hard to toss. I had been saving all the holiday card photos for years and I actually got rid of them last year. It was either come up with a good way to store them or get rid of them….

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    1. I texted the picture to the woman I believe this to be, but she’s not even sure! She and her husband were dear friends of my parents. They’re about the only ones left of my parents’ group of friends.

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