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Old 01-26-2014, 04:09 PM   #17091
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Old 01-26-2014, 04:11 PM   #17092
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Did I miss something?
How many months do you two have?

I want whoever cleans out my house to remember me for a looooong time
We're pooling our months, Verizon Friends and Family.

My mom was a total packrat, and had a vast collection of plastic peanuts as well as everything else that only she could appreciate. I too inherited the packrat gene.
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Old 01-26-2014, 04:52 PM   #17093
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I've been trying to clear out a lot of stuff before we move. I refuse to pay to move things that haven't been used since they were moved here...from a home where I probably didn't use them anyway. I have things I don't use but they remind me of my Mom. I read a while back that you should take a photo of that object, put it in a scrapbook with memories written on the opposite page, and then move the item along to someone who will use it and enjoy it and make new memories. Just have to get working on that project.

I must say I've been enjoying the few episodes I've seen of a show that has been airing on ION TV ~ "neat". Appears to be a show from HGTV-Canada. Even more than getting some useful tips, I've been feeling better about my accumulation of "stuff". Our house doesn't look anywhere NEAR as cluttered as these places! Whew!
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Old 01-26-2014, 04:54 PM   #17094
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I'm waiting for a pan of lasagna to finish baking!

I know it's a little early to be fixing dinner, I cook when I have the energy!
There is absolutely nothing wrong with lasagna for breakfast! *burp*
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Old 01-26-2014, 06:51 PM   #17095
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CG, is there a regular time for that TV show. I do get ION and would love to check it out.
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Old 01-26-2014, 06:56 PM   #17096
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CG, is there a regular time for that TV show. I do get ION and would love to check it out.
ION Network TV Schedule | LocateTV

This should help. You can look up your local station and times.
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Old 01-26-2014, 07:59 PM   #17097
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I am sitting here waiting for Downton Abby to come on. And waiting to see if The Pirate makes it tonight. He moved into his new place today and may just be too tired now.
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Old 01-26-2014, 08:11 PM   #17098
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Did I miss something?
How many months do you two have?

I want whoever cleans out my house to remember me for a looooong time

Me too, Pac. I want my kids to have to clean out a big mess of junk! Payback for all they put me through!
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Old 01-26-2014, 08:49 PM   #17099
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I have some very valuable antiques. Spike knows the value and so does The Pirate. So I had to write a will so that they would go to the right person. They can sell them if they wish, but the monies have to go back to the Estate and equally divided among the four kids. I have been getting rid of a lot of dust collectors. If not for my kids, then for myself. Less work for me.

One of the advantages of living in elderly housing is that you HAVE to downsize.
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Living several states away from Mom's house, I relied on the auctioneer, a really straight-up guy. I would have preferred an estate sale, but apparently they don't do that in my previous home state, only auctions. He had to haul out all Mom's stuff himself and put it on a flatbed and rent a hall, sharing with another seller. He sent me the roster of what everything sold for. A lifetime of stuff went for much less than the actual value. What really was interesting was the comic books, at $25 apiece, and the Tonka toys, upwards of $100 each. Mom's glassware sold for like $1 a box, lamps and Franklin Mint dolls, for $20 each. 2 huge couches went for $5.
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