Monday, July 31, 2006

Bob and I prepare to move... discarding the contents of our house.

Okay, this is only this week's pile. And it doesn't include the pick-up truck load we gave away today, or the pick-up truck load we will give away tomorrow.

Didn't George Carlin say that a house is a place where you can keep your stuff?

(Oh and you can't see the couch and the rugs on the other side of the driveway. Anybody want to buy a house in Twinsburg?)


Blogger Beth Adele said...


That looks familiar... when we left Orlando, we kept asking ourselves how the HELL we'd fit all that stuff into that house. Our garbage pick-up guys must have hated us!

The funny thing is that I thought we'd gotten rid of everything extraneous when we moved, and now that we're still unpacking, I keep finding things I haven't seen in 8 months and saying, "Why did we bring *this*?" I guess when you get along without something for almost a year, it underscores how superfluous the item really is!

August 01, 2006 9:54 AM  
Blogger Derryl Murphy said...

What did I miss? Where are you moving?

Jo and and the kids and dog and I move on August 17-18, and we're moving all of 2 blocks. Today I took 5 large bags of clothing to Salvation Army, and we've set aside a large pile of garage sale stuff. A bunch of other stuff went to the Swap Shed at the recycling centre. And still there are piles and piles of crap (and books; don't forget the books).


August 01, 2006 11:38 PM  
Blogger Maureen McHugh said...

Derryl, we're moving to Austin, Texas because my husband got a new job. This means, among other things, that I'm attending World Fantasy.

It's a rather drastic way to decide whether or not to attend a con, but hey.

August 02, 2006 9:41 AM  
Blogger dubjay said...

The last time we moved, we found boxes that hadn't been opened since the previous move. It was easier to throw them onto the truck than to open them and sort through them.

They still haven't been opened. Kathy suggested that I donate them to the auction of the local SF convention, as "Walter Jon Williams Mystery Boxes."

August 02, 2006 3:47 PM  
Blogger Responsible Artist said...

We could buy your house if it's a one-story with four bedrooms and a VA nearby.

August 02, 2006 7:31 PM  
Blogger Maureen McHugh said...

Alas, it is two stories.

Walter, we have those boxes, too. In one of them, somewhere, is my favorite award, my Tiptree. I'm hoping to find it this move so I can put it out because it's a lead crystal bowl with a small etched seal in inuit style and it's beautiful.

August 03, 2006 10:02 AM  
Blogger dubjay said...

There are two kinds of writers.

There are the writers who send out press releases about their awards and put giant pictures of them on their web sites.

And there are writers who put their awards in boxes and forget where they are.

I prefer the latter.

August 03, 2006 4:26 PM  

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