Thursday, September 19, 2002

Why no blogging? I'm packing.

Moving is when you learn you have way too much stuff. You have stuff you have forgotten about. You have stuff you never knew you had. None of it is useful right now, but you might want it in the indefinite future.

Then there is stuff you don't want but have to keep. Tax records fall into that category. You are afraid that if you ditch your ancient W-2's that is when the IRS will want to see them. Old software is in that department as well. You never know when you might need to re-install something because your computer crashed. So you keep all the various software CDs and drivers.

I also have furniture I don't need. Most notably an old couch. It is hard to get rid of a couch. Not because of any attachment to it, but because it is big and heavy. You can't just sneak down to the dumpster and toss it in. I called Salvation Army. They came over and said they wanted it but that they can't take it unless I get it downstairs (! live on the 3rd floor). I know gravity will assist me if I toss it off my balcony but I doubt Salvation Army will be interested in it after that.