Taming The Monster
By Morley Hunt
February 22, 2016 4:21am CST
The last two weeks have been spent sorting and integrating many things from my parents house into my own. It seems every corner has boxes and piles of stuff. Today my father returns to my home, so I need to get this all under control and put away. The closets are already full. Some things will be going home with various siblings over the next few weeks. Some things will be sold, others donated and still othe will quietly disappear into the trash. Getting through all of these piles become frustrating after a while. The chaos of having things everywhere and not knowing where to put them just adds to my stress. Well, I suppose, instead of just sitting hear complaining about it, I should get up and get busy. The photo was just a year ago...moving day.
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23 Feb 16
Thank you for the good wishes. They will be needed. I would like to just go through most of this stuff once. Now much of it is boxed and in the attic. This means at some future date, we get to carry it all down and sort it out again.
23 Feb 16
Since we have been married (40 years) we have moved many times. Three times almost very thing we owned had to go into storage. Most of those sentimental things 'hurt' when you get rid of them, but once it's done you move one. He gets upset as we find things (he didn't even remember) and know knows we must pass to someone. Most of the eight children have our houses furnished. We don't have room to bring in big items.
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22 Feb 16
My parents lived in their home for 60 years. As they got up in age, they did not do much at all to the house or dispose of belongs and they would become upset when my sister and I would clean and try to toss things away over there. So, I had to hire 4 trucks to empty the house so that we could put the house up for sale. Being raised during the depression, my parents kept ! It is a mighty task but sure feels good when it is over. Glad we sold that house because Dad's care is very expensive at age 95.
23 Feb 16
He doesn't want us to get rid of Moms furniture. They have furniture that they brought from Holland when they moved to Canada. Thre are some good pieces, but I don't need another living room set, or bedroom set. I am taking the treadle sewing machine and have tried to find a home for a lot of the fabric. He has over 100 photo albums/scrapbooks (not small) I simply don't have that kind of space in my bungalow.
23 Feb 16
Yesterday I got rid of a box that I have been moving....storing.....moving......storing.....for the last 20 years. I think about ten years ago. Went through the box and replaced everything. It has been five years since I even opened the box. Yesterday I sent it all to Goodwill.