the great emptying

i have spent the better part of the last two days emptying my house of everything i own and doing one of three things with it:

  1. moving it into storage
  2. piling it up to give away or sell
  3. throwing away
  4. piling it up to take to new zealand with me

pile number four is by far the smallest pile, as i am taking pretty much only summer clothes, my hiking poles, and a few pair of shoes.

the storage unit i’ve rented is about 10 x 15 x 12, and holds a LOT of stuff, so i am actually storing more than i originally planned on doing. i had originally rented a 5 x 10 x 8 unit for this job, but when i went to open it up yesterday morning it was obviously not going to do the trick.

fortunately the place had the larger unit size available — it did not when i first signed up, last month.

i have found a few long-missing odds and ends along the way:

  • a friend’s kite strings
  • two space heaters
  • two humidifiers
  • six lamps i was not using
  • chinese checkers
  • oversized posters of the original mac G4 and 20 inch monitor
  • eight backpacks/shoulder bags (no, really)
  • two tuxedos
  • roughly 4,562,209,023,188 crayons/markers
  • a macintosh performa
  • double-sized inflatable matress
  • 200 pair chopsticks
  • menorah candles

mom and dad helped me quite a bit with this whole shebang, there’s no way i could have gotten this much done this quickly by myself. 🙂

and now it is almost time for chinese food.

yes yes

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