|Happy Buddha watches over our stuff|
Today we made another trip there with a few wayward things that didn't make it on the first go-round. The rest of the day, I've been packing up the stuff that will go to the apartment with us. And you know what? It's still seems like too much stuff!
We have sold some pieces of furniture and donated countless others. Every day we put things out on the curb with a Free Stuff sign, and it's gone in minutes. Dick has donated paintings for silent auctions and given others away to friends. I like the idea that we can visit his art when we visit them.
In spite of how much work this is, it feels good. Once you get started with the purge, it's hard to stop. I'm amazed at how ruthless I can get - more than once, I've clung to some item, but then when it doesn't fit in the 10 by 10, I am miraculously able to part with it! Over the next six months, I'm going through the stuff I've kept and I'm sure the purge will continue.
This view of our stored stuff below looks like it might have been taken on the Titanic after it went bottoms-up...