Monday, March 29, 2021

Tomorrow Is Moving Day!

 When we bought our retirement house, the word was that high schools would not open before late April. Nope, we go back April 5. So here we are, moving as I prepare for going back to school -- once I am fully vaccinated.

Somehow I squeezed in a Zoom Passover Seder on Saturday night with the help of a few friends. We kept it small, which I really appreciated after suffering large Zooms for work every day.

I'm feeling a bit scattered, so here are some random thoughts. This came from my grandmother's apartment. She had more than a dozen of these figurines: Royal Copenhagen, Doulton, Lladro.

I desperately wanted this one for the obvious reasons. But as we downsize, I realized that I don't want any of these. At least one of my brothers does, so we'll be packing them carefully for mailing.

My grandmother spent hundreds of dollars on this one alone -- it's now worth about $35. Apparently I'm not the only one who doesn't want these chotskies.

Apparently it's breeding time for turkeys. I've never seen them in full flirting condition.


I've moved all my knitting stuff to the new house except for the Adrift shawl

It's very mindless, which is perfect for this week!

The next time I blog, I'll be 2 miles west of here.

13 comments:

  1. I feel your tchochke pain. I have a lladro Bride and Groom that my MIL gave to each of her 4 kids when they got married. No one wants them.

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  2. Best wishes on the move. Hope all goes smoothly.

    When Steve's Dad passed we were tasked with cleaning out his room. He had all this "stuff" that everyone thought was valuable. None of it was. Even the Hummel was only worth about $20.00. We put it all out on our picnic table and took photos. Then it was sent to all the brothers and sisters .....they could claim what they wanted and if two or more wanted it they needed to work it out among themselves. They took ALL the junk and no one wanted his jewelry which actually WAS worth something. So, we have that stuff for now. Not sure WHAT to do with it.

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  3. Sounds like you’ve got things under control even though it’s all (moving, school, getting vaccinated, observing a major holiday) hitting you at the same time. I’m glad you kept a mindless knitting project to work on when things get stressful and you need a break.

    Once I downsized and got rid of “stuff,” I felt free of the responsibility of caring for family items. My nieces and nephew took most of the items that held memories for them.

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  4. Good luck on your move. Hopefully it will go very smoothly for you.

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  5. How exciting!!! I am so sick of being stuck inside that I would gladly pack my stuff and go-anywhere at this point.
    I too feel your knick knack pain. I've got boxes of the stuff from my grandmother and mom's house. I dream about packing it all up and sitting it outside the local antique shops and running. No one wants any of that stuff anymore. The Mister is convinced it will all be worth something someday. I keep reminding him we don't have many somedays left so I have no idea how he thinks he's going to benefit from all this clutter. My kids will toss it in a dumpster for sure. Araignee

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  6. Happy Moving Day! Hope all goes smoothly and you can settle in quickly and nicely. Good luck with the school re-entry.

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  7. I hope your move goes without incident, since you surely don't need any added stress!

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  8. All the best moving juju to you! I'm sure this is a very hectic time for you, but imagine how wonderful it will be . . . to be all set up and re-organized in your new home. :-) (My mom had a similar collection -- only her items were different. She had invested a lot of money in her collection, and we had to sell them at rock-bottom prices after she died. Those "collections?" What a scam. . . ) Sending all the love! XO

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  9. I hope your move goes smoothly!

    Dave's mother is always trying to give me all kinds of figurines, and stuff they've collected over the years. Growing up, my mother called these types of things "dust collectors" so I've never quite got the idea of collecting them. If course, I collect house plants.... so I really have no space for anything like that! Lol.

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  10. It's hard work to move! And decisions like this are what makes it hard! I'm glad you can keep them in the family. Take care...

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  11. beautiful shawl and I hope the move went smoothly and that school goes okay. Retirement cannot come soon enough, right???

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  12. Me again! Hope the move went well. Thanks for your kind words about Jessie cat. Also thank your son for his work---he must see all kinds of awful things. I so appreciate all vets, but particularly emergency vets.

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  13. Lovely shawl. I hope it is helping you stay calm during moving and back to school. I think between ebay and all the decluttering, minimalist thinking, collectibles (if they ever were collectible) are hard to sell. I have a few things I've kept for the sentimental value. I doubt my kids will want them.

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