Monday, August 9, 2010
Back at the office to rest
As I have posted in the passed we have been attempting to close my father-in-laws estate. During this whole process it has caused Mema and myself to take stock of all the possessions that we have accumulated over the years. Menagerie Manor started out as a large American Bungalow but has doubled its size with the extensive additions we have made over the years. All those rooms are full of "things", not really junk but many nice "things", many being heirlooms passed to Mema and myself from other family members. Our son's and their wives have little interest in "old things". This passed weekend was our immediate neighborhoods annual garage sale and in September the entire South Mt. Tabor Neighborhood will be having its annual with maps of participating homes and all. My youngest son made very professional signs for ours at his sign company, thank you Ian. This sale was mostly the remainder of household items from Memas family home, so the September sale will mostly be comprised of our "things". After the sale yesterday I filled my old Volvo full and made two trips to Goodwill. Next week another charity will come and pick up the bulk which is currently stored in one of the four bays of the garage. It will be soooo nice to have the garage back to just cars. It was an exhausting weekend with all the preparation but it was profitable as well and so nice to start getting rid of life's accumulation. I can still hear my daughter-in-law scolding "price it low and watch it go", as she ripped off a tag and put one of her own on.