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The life of a porn addicted housewife.

Friday, April 29, 2005

This Pack Rat Needs A Vacation 

We have all together too much stuff!
As you know I am in the process of remodeling/refurbishing the house.
It seems that every day I am throwing away at least a full garbage bag of pure junk. Where did all of this stuff come from? Why do I have a giant box of stuffed animals? I can understand why I have kept some of them, like the mountain goat which is the first thing Ap0k ever gave me. I also understand the big Raggedy Ann and Andy. My grandmother made those for me when I was little. But the grunting pig? The dog? I have no idea why I kept those.
Clothes are another thing I can’t seem to let go of. I keep old nasty t-shirts thinking “I will wear these when I do messy work”, but I always wear good ones. A new one only costs $5 at WalMart, so why wear crap? Why can’t I throw the old ones away? I have pants that are too small in the hopes that one day I will fit into them again. Oh please, no matter what I eat or don’t eat I always weigh within 3 pounds of the same thing every day.
I did manage to toss out 2 full boxes of old computer parts. They were so outdated you couldn’t have built a good calculator with them. It’s pitiful that we keep stuff like that. I also tossed a whole bag of old pc software and game cds. I mean these things haven’t worked since Windows 95! Why did I even still have them?
My main problem now is that I keep buying new stuff, especially for the kitchen, and not tossing out the old. In my back room I have a new set of pans, new dishes, and a full set of new glasses, and a 40 piece set of Tupperware type bowls. I just keep telling myself that when all is said and done, my kitchen will be fully stocked.

I have a majority of the major drywall repair done now. The hallway is done except for the a/c door frame. The nook by the bathroom is complete. The wall that separates the kitchen from the living room is done. The wall around and above the hallway needs one more sanding at it will be done. Today I started working on the walls behind my desk. That means my desk is sitting in the middle of the living room floor. It wouldn’t be so bad except for the fact that I have a big corner desk. It’s taking up the whole room now.
The living room is L shaped and I am doing the big leg now. Once I get to the little leg it will go fast as there is very minor damage to those 3 walls. It’s amazing the beating that drywall takes in 50 years! The only real problem I will have with the little leg is that that area is Ap0k’s. He keeps all of his tools and car stuff there. It will take me longer to move all the stuff than to do any repair work! When all of the repairs are done I will yank down the drywall on the front wall because it needs totally replaced. We should be able to put up the new in one day. I have gotten to the point now where I can see the light at the end of the tunnel! I am thinking we may drop the ceiling too. Since the house was built so long ago we have no insulation. Of course it never gets cold enough here in the winter to worry about it, but it would be nice to have something blocking the heat from the sun in the summer.

Well if you are still awake after reading all of that, I applaud you!
I need to go on a vacation or something. But since Ap0k has to have surgery next month, I guess that won’t be happening anytime soon.
I just want to load everything up in the truck and start driving. Go wherever, do whatever.
One of these days……one of these days!
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