Oh my goodness!
I’m reminded of a line I heard in an old West Wing episode. The line went something like this: “The sheer tonnage of what I know, that you don’t, would stop a team of oxen in their tracks.”
I’ve always loved that line, and today I paraphrase it to read something like this: The sheer tonnage of what we have to do before we leave in March would stop a team of oxen in their tracks and make them weep.
Honestly, it’s overwhelming if looked at collectively, the whole picture. The only way I can keep from screaming in frustration is to simply take it one job at a time until that job is finished, and then move on to the next job. Or, as the old joke goes, how do you eat an elephant? One small bite at a time, thank you very much, pass the mustard, please.
Fighting the packrat syndrome
I never really considered either of us packrats, but it’s unbelievable how much stuff accumulates over a decade or two. I mean seriously, if you walked into our home, on a normal day, before we started contemplating selling the house, you would think we live a pretty spartan existence. We don’t have a bunch of “crap.” We have necessities, or so I thought until I started going through it all, getting ready to shed it from our lives.
Turns out we have a bunch of crap! LOL
And, of course, we sold our pickup truck six months ago, so now we can’t rely on that trusty beast to haul said crap away, so at some point I need to rent a UHaul truck to make a massive haul to the City Dump, and another to Goodwill.
The house will be listed on January 2nd……HELP…..we don’t leave until March 7th, and heaven forbid, where will we live if the house sells earlier than expected???
And, we have a cat, Josie, who can’t make the six-month trip with us.
I could go on and on but why? I have to paint the ceiling, and it starts today, so I don’t have time to whine to all of you right now.
Where did I put that damned mustard?
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