Our Mottos

‎"You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose. You're on your own. And you know what you know. And YOU are the one who'll decide where to go..."
— Dr. Seuss (Oh, the Places You'll Go!)

"It is good to have an end to journey towards, but it is the journey that matters in the end." - Ursula LeGuin

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Update On The Dilemma

So I talked with my parents yesterday to discuss the furniture situation. I am amazed at how much their need to keep everything has changed as they get older. I really do believe they are realizing clutter and memories are not the same.

Several of the pieces of furniture have been given my parent's blessing to find a new life. Whew! I was really happy to hear that. And, we may be able to incorporate some of the stuff in the new place, at least temporarily. We will check with other family members and if they want some of it they can make arrangements to come get it or pay to have it shipped to them.

I did find out something very interesting. We have two wood chairs that I know are antiques. I was told that they were valuable but I just found out they are Stickley Brother chairs. Wow. A search online showed they are worth hundreds of dollars each. Well no wonder my parents don't want to part with them. My dad did say that if they change their minds about keeping them we could sell them. Wow, selling them would be a great way to increase our savings toward an RV.

Just to clarify, there was never any doubt about my parents making the arrangements to get the furniture or to pay to have it shipped or stored. I have had this furniture for years and love it. It has come in handy and I have appreciated being able to use it. If we weren't downsizing, I would not be getting rid of it. I guess I was just thinking about how expensive this would be for them and I was feeling bad about that.

In other news, we talked with the management of the new apartment complex and everything is a go for our move. We hadn't heard anything so I was a little concerned. I kind of thought that if something was up or they needed more info they would let us know. But, I was also thinking maybe we got lost in the shuffle since the move is so far off. I called them today and they assured me everything was fine. I figured that was the case but wasn't sure. So now I am even more excited about the move.

Today we went to Best Buy and I got the necessary cables so that we could hook up my computer to the TV. Now we can watch streamed movies and TV shows. We watch another Dexter marathon tonight. We have to be careful because we could easily keep distracted and not get anything done around here. I have been wanting to do this for a long time and now that I see how easy it was, I wondered why we hadn't done this a long time ago. Since we can watch just about anything through the computer, I am wondering if we really need cable anymore. If we got rid of cable and just had internet, we could save a bunch of money each money. Hmmm, food for thought.

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