Monday, September 7, 2015
On a Holiday
I haven't been writing much, mostly I have been living my life and getting to position for "later".
I am the new and proud inhabitant of a approximately 750 sq ft (70 m2) studio apartment instead of a 1500 sq foot house. The two young men who I have been living for the past 19 years with have made their own arrangements for now.
The move itself was reasonably painful, around ten loads to the local goodwill, over 1,000 pounds to the dump. Good riddance to all, the pain was in the concrete examples of the crap that I thought was necessary and bought, only to be discarded in the end.
So now I am stripped to the minimums, and I feel remarkably good about it. A kitchen table/desk, a laptop, a couch, two kitchen chairs, a bench, a bed, a headstand, six framed wall hangings, two lamps, kitchenware, and old wooden 10 gallon wine barrel that serves nicely as a end table. I still have my TV (while the owners and players are all a bunch of overpaid prima donnas, the game is still a great game) plugged into an air antenna and a couple of other racks racks for storage.
I kept a couple of books, but mostly I read on my Kindle. The 160 books that it currently contains would just take too damn much room. The cell phone is my means of communication, I do have a bare bones high speed internet only connection.
My music is played over bluetooth to a middling decent speaker. I may have to upgrade this, but truth be told, I am probably just going to get a good set of headphones instead.
Now that I have finished, I can state that the first step of the "collapse now, avoid the rush" is not at all painful. You might want to consider it.
at 9:37:00 AM