Saturday, May 17, 2008

At Last!!


I have a clean attic!!! I can actually see the floor--dirty as it is--I can actually see the floor! This is probably the first time in more years than I care to count that the shelves are bare and the floor is practically bare except where things are supposed to be. Amazing. Ok, ok, so there are still a bunch of boxes sitting around. I went through every stinkin' box and threw stuff away. But there were things I just couldn't part with. Whatnots that belonged to my grandmother, hankies that belonged to my mother, baby clothes that I wore and my kids wore, playbills from broadway shows, scripts from some of my favorite shows that I have directed etc etc etc. I also inherited a lot of antique glassware from my aunt and I am going to wait to get it appraised before I plop it on a table at a garage sale. I also have TONS of hockey cards from the early 90's. Any takers? Yeah, I know, it sounds a bit surprising but I collected hockey cards for awhile. I am a Bowling Green State University hockey nut and used to know many of the players personally including some who played in the NHL. Sooo, I collected cards. (See you learn something new about me everyday!) Now, I want to get rid of the cards. As I said, any takers??

So, my attic is clean. My garage is full. My back is killing me. And I now have to find the time to have a massive garage sale. Ugh!!

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Ok, I admit it, this doesn't look a whole lot better but this is all stuff going to someone else so it will be gone, I promise!!



And this is really all that is left. The boxes on this end are glassware and will be sold eventually. Our luggage is in the middle. And the other end is all that my kids have to decide what to do with. Hee, hee, hee.

I'm done and if I go up in that attic anytime soon, it will be tooooo soon!

6 comments:

MariBy said...

Well done! :::clap::: :::clap:::

Tink *~*~* said...

Congratulations! It can be a symbolic experience, unloading stuff. You're making room for new, splendid things to enter your life!

Tink *~*~*

Shama-Lama Mama said...

NNNNOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!

The hoarder in me, the one who loves family heirlooms, is falling into a panic wondering what you got rid of???

I keep thinking about all the slide carousels (I assume those are still there?) and even those diaries of all my childhood station-wagon-vacations you so painstakingly wrote. Are they gone??

Must. go. sit. and.... breathe!!!!

In...
Out...
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gpc said...

Wow, wow, and WOW. I am very impressed - are you interested in a temporary job cleaning MY clutter?! As for the hockey cards, they sound like an ebay item to me!

Snowbird said...

Never fear, Karen, the hoarder in me saved a lot of things. And no, I didn't throw away the diaries or the slides or grandma's dishes or the old pictures or old magazines and newspapers etc.

Deb - Mom of 3 Girls said...

Wow - that's an awesome job well done!! :)