Sunday, June 08, 2008

knee deep in (de)clutter

We've been working all weekend and house looks much, much worse.

I'm trying to throw away things that have no real function and aren't easy to store, but it's hard for some things. So, I'm taking a picture.

Behold, one of my binders from grade 9 probably:

high school binder
Just in case you can't read it, a number of my favourite bad pop songs from the time are featured, including "Everybody, everybody," "Wiggle It," and "Do Me." I also declared my love for Johnny Depp in the corner.

And from a couple years earlier, one of my first shop projects from grade 7:
first shop project
Dusty was my first horse. She's been dead for more than 10 years. I felt like I should hold onto this to honour her but our new house has no basement, and it's not like I'm going to hang it on the wall. So a picture is perfect.

Our real estate agent just told us today that the market is neutralizing, becoming less of a seller's market. Now that we've just gone from buyer to seller, this is not a good thing to hear. Why couldn't she have told us this a couple of days ago???

My monthly letter to Swee'pea will need to wait a few days or a week so I do it justice.


thordora said...

I am SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO glad I've either thrown stuff out, or it's at my Dad's. I'm aware of a binder covered in Angelina Jolie and Skinny Puppy pictures.

Journals have been burned.

Beck said...

ALL of my high school stuff has been burned, too. Yikes, high school. I do remember a binder with "MEAT IS MURDER written on it in big letters. Ha ha, high school me!

"DO ME!"? Yikes!

cinnamon gurl said...

Yes, Beck. Apparently it was Bel Biv Devoe song.

slouching mom said...

what a fantastic idea, to take photos of it all.

wish i'd thought of it when WE MOVED.

mamatulip said...

I am going to have "Everybody, Everybody" in my head all freakin' day now. LOL!