The Great Purge: Sorting Through Ten Years of Stuff
December 7, 2021
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I booked the moving company for Sunday at noon.  She asked me what time I wanted the movers to be there and I said noon.

"Okay, they'll be there at eleven."
"No, that's too early.  Have them there at noon please."
"Noon?  What do you mean by noon?"

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I'll let you know how that turns out.  It's motivated me to have my first great purge and go through the shit I've accumulated over the last ten years.  It was a fun few days in the garage.  I found utility bills still sealed from 2004.  In that same pile I found the title to my truck, which I assumed I had lost in the 8 different places I've lived since then.  It was in a sealed envelope too.  I found and organized all my gear.  Four big tubs divided between climbing, water, snow, and general outdoors.  I found a bunch of sweet old pictures.  A CD rom full of pictures from the summer of 2003.  I posted some on Facebook, my first attempt at uploading and tagging pictures.  Then my account got hacked the next morning, sorry about that if you got chatted to.  I went through the box that I put all my stuff in when I left the church office in 2005.  I found my first Black Diamond headlamp, long since broken due to use.  I couldn't part with it and started a sentimental box.  My mangled ice saw went in there too.  They'll decorate a cabin someday. 

I filled the bed of my truck with junk and drove to The Salvation Army.  It was a little emotional, watching the stereo and alarm clock from my dorm room being given away.  There were a lot of memories in those boxes and they just took them quickly and handed me a blank receipt.  So cold.  

I whittled my baggage down to a small enough load that I don't need to get a storage unit.  It'll fit mostly in my car that I'm parking in my brother's garage with the motorcycle.  Not sure if I'm going to bring the dirt bike.  I am bringing my office, living room, bedroom, and all my outdoor gear.  Rented a 6x12 U-Haul trailer should be plenty of space.  Last time I made this move Jared helped me unload the trailer and the first box he picked up was a case of clay pigeons.  He accused me of being redneck.  I'm not bringing them this time, if I had some I probably would though.    

It was a fun few days.  Feels good to be mobile again.  

Peace and good luck,

Devo
BRYANDEVONSHIRE
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