Good old hubby

@sallypup (27149)
Moses Lake, Washington
November 3, 2017 1:56pm CST
Hubby e-mailed me: silent auction coming up next week. Folks will bring stuff to auction off, hoping their co-workers will buy the stuff. The money raised will benefit various charities. He wanted to know if I could think of anything I wanted to be shed of. What don't I want to pack up and take with us when we move, if we do make a huge retirement move? Thinking..... A brother of mine gave me a lovely plastic horse statue years ago. Its legs are articulated and move. I tried to give that guy away last year to a lady who said her kids had nothing for Christmas. She did not want him. He will go into the auction box. There is a little set of lovely plates and cups that a friend gave to me. She lives quite a ways away now. Box them up?? (I already have tons of other plates.) Hubby will be doing the hard work, packing this detritus to his work place. I guess its better to move it out now rather than later. I'm off now to go for a little walk around the house- what else could go? Those too large Christmas tree ball ornaments?
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@RasmaSandra (17654)
• Daytona Beach, Florida
3 Nov
I am in the process of trying to sell my house here in Latvia and so I can return to the states I will also need to sell all the furniture. How I wish we had things like auctions here. I mean we don't even have garage sales. SIGH Hope it all works out for you.
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@sallypup (27149)
• Moses Lake, Washington
3 Nov
@RasmaSandra Oh groaning for you. Your job is huge in all ways. I am a furniture collector. For sure I've got a huge headache ahead of me. Figuring how to move antique furniture is like figuring how to move Grandma. I wish you luck and courage as you forge ahead.
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@RasmaSandra (17654)
• Daytona Beach, Florida
4 Nov
@sallypup thank you. I am going to have to be like a combination of Supergirl and Wonder Woman with Batgirl waiting in the wings
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@sallypup (27149)
• Moses Lake, Washington
4 Nov
@RasmaSandra I sure don't envy you.
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@rebelann (41467)
• El Paso, Texas
3 Nov
I'm betting if you took pictures of those items and created discussions about them you might actually get good ideas to earn money with them. I'm sure someone would want to buy something like that horse you're talking about.
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@sallypup (27149)
• Moses Lake, Washington
3 Nov
@rebelann You probably are right. Its a handsome black horse with white feet. I am NOT getting rid of my Breyer Percheron horse. That guy might still have some leather harness with it. Yeah. Leather mini harness. Older than dirt and staying with me.
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@rebelann (41467)
• El Paso, Texas
3 Nov
Some things are heirlooms @sallypup but then there are the things we consider junk that maybe someone else would want to give to a child or something.
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@sallypup (27149)
• Moses Lake, Washington
4 Nov
@rebelann And I have to figure out which is which. I have a McClellan saddle that is a huge mess but its staying with me. Have you seen one of those? Its a military saddle, or a piece of one anyway.
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@paigea (22198)
• Canada
3 Nov
The more you get rid of now, the less you have to organize in the new place. I need to get rid of more stuff even though we shouldn't be moving for quite some time.
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@sallypup (27149)
• Moses Lake, Washington
3 Nov
I'm with you, @paigea We might not move for another five years if we do. But do we need this stuff??
@paigea (22198)
• Canada
3 Nov
@sallypup Exactly. Apparently hubby does. I cheer when a glass breaks but he goes and buys more.
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@sallypup (27149)
• Moses Lake, Washington
3 Nov
@paigea Your hubby doesn't quite get it. Or maybe he likes glass.
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@maezee (32288)
• United States
3 Nov
Sounds like a good way to get rid of some stuff.
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@DianneN (78466)
• United States
3 Nov
Anything that raises money for a charity is good. Remember, somebody's trash is somebody's treasure. Less to move, too!
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@sallypup (27149)
• Moses Lake, Washington
3 Nov
@DianneN Very true. Looking around at what I can give up without too much trauma makes me think about what I live with. Probably good for me.
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@DianneN (78466)
• United States
3 Nov
@sallypup I could give you several things to unload for me. lol
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• United States
3 Nov
Good luck in getting shed of your stuff Lenore
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@sallypup (27149)
• Moses Lake, Washington
3 Nov
Thanks @TiarasOceanView. Believe me.... one cup gone means there is another 15 behind it. I do love Bavarian and English china.
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• United States
3 Nov
@sallypup It is very collectible
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@GardenGerty (99448)
• United States
4 Nov
A great opportunity to have less to move.
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@sallypup (27149)
• Moses Lake, Washington
4 Nov
@GardenGerty Totally. Got to see this as a good thing.
@Corbin5 (106704)
• United States
3 Nov
I bet you find a lot of things for the silent auction. Sure, throw in the two large Christmas tree ball ornaments.
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@sallypup (27149)
• Moses Lake, Washington
4 Nov
@Corbin5 Thanks for the encouragement. I try to ask myself: if this is no longer in the closet, will I miss it? Will I remember it was ever there?
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@sueznewz2 (9999)
• Alicante, Spain
5 Nov
like you say it could be a good opportunity to move some stuff on...
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@KristenH (24102)
• Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio
3 Nov
That's a good idea to auction that plastic horse statue and see if it gets sold.
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• Pamplona, Spain
4 Nov
I donĀ“t have anything to auction. It must be really hard work trying to move such heavy furniture. Could you not get some help to move all that apart from the Auctions.