Doing a favor for a friend, I ended up owning a piece of abandoned property that I had no interest in. According to the business next door, I was being sued because some kids had broken in and were throwing things from the building onto their roof and damaging it. During the discovery, I was questioned by their attorney.
At the same time I had just received full custody of my granddaughter. I got a call from the court asking me if I could take her right away and could I come to the court to pick her up. I was living with my daughter at the time. Didn't have a stick of furniture or anything else. I didn't let the court know this. So in one day I found an apartment, got her bed from her mothers house, hit a couple of yard sales and purchased two bowls, plates, forks, knives, one small sauce pan and one frying pan. My daughter had a mattress for me and a couple of blankets and sheets. I set up housekeeping.
I told the lawyer that they could sue me all they wanted. I then rattled off what I owned. I even suggested that if they were interested they could go to my apartment and rob me. The door was unlocked. If the people who were suing me insisted, then they could have what I owned. Their lawyer looked at me and said, "I wish I could lead a life of such simplicity. I am so sick of mowing the lawn, taking the kids here and there. And so many other things. Case closed"
I have never been one to want all the gadgets. Only if it had to do with the kitchen. Or if it made my job of running a home and raising my kids a lot easier. Now that I am in my last days, I want even less than I had that day I talked to the lawyer. I don't want my last days on earth to be spent cleaning, dusting, etc. When they painted my apartment recently, I had to take everything off the walls. I have not rehung any of them. And all the knick knacks that have been given to me over the years have been packed away. I now live by the KISS method. And I love it.