Purging the 60 Blog

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Happiness doesn’t depend on what we have, but it does depend on how we feel toward what we have.  We can be happy with little and miserable with much.

This weekend was set aside to finally go through our hidden treasures in the garage.  Our garage has always been a place for storage, and we’ve been using it to its capacity over the years.

Many years ago, Leslie and I actively collected Hallmark Christmas ornaments.  We used to put up a Christmas tree every year (relax, it had a Jewish star at the top!) until decorating and de-decorating became too much of a chore, and trying to keep the cat out of the water bowl at bottom of the tree was a pain in the butt.

So, not having a Christmas tree meant not pulling out the storage bins full of ornaments and decorations.  It’s been more than ten years, at least, and we decided this past holiday season that we would weed through our ornaments and decorations and be merciless.  So my favorite-girl-on-earth, Marissa, agreed to help us this weekend.  We’ve been through several bins of ornaments.  We now have one box already filled with Goodwill donations, a box-and-a-half full of ornaments to keep, and one box set aside for me to research if any of those vintage ornaments are worth any money.

We replaced some of our worn-out bins and tomorrow, we will finish clearing out other junk.  We need to make sense of other piles of crap, and we discovered a bin of Bath & Body Works body puffs we forgot about.  Who knows what we’ll find tomorrow?




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