Erica Lucke Dean

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Day four of the move.

Rain dampened our progress as Mike headed off to the office today, and Alexa helped me pack up a few things to move. 

It is truly amazing how much junk a person, or a family in our case, amasses in such a short period of time.  I found no less than ten packages of Jello that had expired more than a year ago.  I didn’t even know Jello had an expiration date.  It comes in a powder.  How can that expire?  And more importantly, why did I keep buying Jello if I had more than ten unused packages?

I really need better organization in the new kitchen. 

I should probably start now, as I move things in.  But the problem with downsizing is the loss of space.  I guess that’s why I’m supposed to be weeding out some of the stuff.  Less is more (my new mantra) is harder to do than I thought. 

My initial reaction is to save things regardless of the fact that I may not have used them in ages.  I am working on that.  In fact, in a symbolic act of weeding, I threw away the expired Jello, three opened boxes of graham cracker crumbs, and every package of grits in the kitchen. 

Tomorrow, Mike is off and we will finally move the refrigerator and washer and dryer to the new house.  I am very much looking forward to cold milk and washing my dirty laundry.   I’ve had quite enough of the roughing it. 

Until the next time…I’ll be (can you guess?) moving!

 

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