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8 Boxes of Memory Lane

I haven’t stopped the Marie Kondo-ing of my life, but certainly with my PwC beginnings it has slowed down a bit.  Just a bit though.  Honestly, the Saturdays I’ve been home these past three weeks have been pretty damn productive, although some/most of that productivity is working towards our upcoming move and doing what we can to smooth that out.  Well, honestly, there was a lot of clearing out of stuff though too, whether it was e-waste recycling, Goodwill donations, or document destruction.  We’ve been busy.

So while I have been back home on my own, all 1 day, and with our move looming in just a week, I knew it was time to hit the boxes of crap I’ve been carrying around with me for the last 20 years.  MAN.  I am a fucking packrat.  I literally kept EVERY. SINGLE. CARD.  Whether it was for a birthday, Arbor Day, Christmas, Valentine’s Day….I had it.  Holy crap that’s ridiculous.  And I kept moving with these things!!!

The process began around 10am today….er, wait, I actually started it last night with the stuff I found in the guest room closet.  Lots of frames and such with pictures.  I kept the pictures but said goodbye to the many frames I felt compelled to keep bringing along, even if I didn’t hang them up.  SMH.

This morning though, the process continued at 10am with my exploration into the storage room we have at the bottom of the house.  I schlepped those boxes up 2 flights of stairs and got a nice workout for my efforts.  It wasn’t that hot though, so I’ll quit my kvetching.  Over the course of the next 8 hours (with an hour for lunch at El Pollo Loco), I made my way through 8-9 boxes of belongings that I used to believe I HAD to have with me.  All those brochures from attractions, greeting cards, knick-knacks, MORE paperwork (I thought I had weeded you out two weekends ago!!!!) – GONE.  I have a destruction box, a recycling section, and then pure trash.  I filled up a lot of trash bags.

Through the process I did find a lot of great memories.  Letters and postcards I kept.  Certain memorabilia I kept.  But those things now fit into 1-2 boxes, a much more manageable task in storing.  It’s liberating to finally get rid of so much clutter.  Liberating, I tell ya!  Anyway, here are pics from the day – if you’ve been on Facebook today, you probably saw my oversharing first-hand.  Whatever, I don’t post all that much so it was MY TURN.  😉

March 21, 2015 – Hitting Memory Lane Hard with the Sledgehammer

Found:  My first Nokia cellphone; a signed Punky Brewster photo; old pics of me, including my first AFROTC photo ever; pic of the Barnes Boys; a Timex Calculator Watch!; a TWA statement; a possibly still-valid Target Gift Certificate from 1995! + MORE!

20-Mar-2015 18:01, Apple iPhone 6, 2.2, 4.15mm, 0.067 sec, ISO 320
20-Mar-2015 18:06, Apple iPhone 6, 2.2, 4.15mm, 0.05 sec, ISO 250
20-Mar-2015 18:11, Apple iPhone 6, 2.2, 4.15mm, 0.05 sec, ISO 250
 
20-Mar-2015 18:47, 2.2, 4.15mm, 0.067 sec, ISO 400
21-Mar-2015 11:30, 2.2, 4.15mm, 0.033 sec, ISO 125
21-Mar-2015 12:51, Apple iPhone 6, 2.2, 4.15mm, 0.033 sec, ISO 100
 
21-Mar-2015 13:03, Apple iPhone 6, 2.2, 4.15mm, 0.042 sec, ISO 250
21-Mar-2015 13:19, Apple iPhone 6, 2.2, 4.15mm, 0.033 sec, ISO 80
21-Mar-2015 15:21, Apple iPhone 6, 2.2, 4.15mm, 0.067 sec, ISO 250
 
21-Mar-2015 16:24, Apple iPhone 6, 2.2, 4.15mm, 0.033 sec, ISO 160
21-Mar-2015 16:38, Apple iPhone 6, 2.2, 4.15mm, 0.042 sec, ISO 250
21-Mar-2015 16:40, Apple iPhone 6, 2.2, 4.15mm, 0.033 sec, ISO 250
 
21-Mar-2015 16:45, Apple iPhone 6, 2.2, 4.15mm, 0.059 sec, ISO 250
21-Mar-2015 18:01, Apple iPhone 6, 2.2, 4.15mm, 0.059 sec, ISO 250
21-Mar-2015 19:24, Apple iPhone 6, 2.2, 4.15mm, 0.067 sec, ISO 250