Posts Tagged ‘ moving ’

DO YOU SMELL THAT?

DO YOU SMELL THAT?

The last couple of days I’ve been preoccupied with smells. Not just any smells, but memory smells. This obsession was triggered when I opened the plastic bin where I now store my office supplies since we downsized. When I pulled off the lid a familiar smell emanated from the container. It was the same...

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THE MOVE

THE MOVE

I can’t begin to tell you how happy I was to see the moving van pull up to our apartment building. We had done all of our own packing but it was now up to the three strong, young men who came in the van to do the schlepping to our new place. The move...

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THE FISH MUST GO

THE FISH MUST GO

The fish must go. Now that’s an ambiguous statement coming from a woman who is in the throes of a major downsizing project. Does that mean the fish are coming along with us? Or does it mean that our fish and their tank must live with someone else? Let me tell you a little...

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Deconstructing Dolly

Deconstructing Dolly

Our decision to downsize to a smaller apartment has resulted in sifting, sorting, donating, and disposing of a variety of personal items. What I wasn’t expecting, though I shouldn’t be that surprised, is the level of emotional debris that’s getting stirred up in this process. In a very old plastic bag I found Dolly. I...

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