Geez… I ache all over! I suppose that’s the price to be paid for sitting behind a desk practically all of my life, not to mention almost zilch activity while caregiving for so long. But, the silver lining is the fact that we are finally getting some exercise! How are we exercising, you ask? Well, how about being on our feet all day… for two days straight (so far), I might add… cleaning out the garage. Yep, we are still getting rid of all of our stuff.And on a very positive note, Craig is the one cracking the whip this time, not me. But I am doing everything I can to keep the momentum going! 🙂
As we have been emptying the garage, I am amazed… just amazed at how much stuff people (including us) can gather. This is pure craziness! Why? Why does anyone need all this stuff and how can we possibly end up with this much CRAP? (Don’t laugh and don’t point fingers. You are just as guilty!) Is it because when we need something we go buy it, and then buy in multiples just to save us a trip to the store the next time we might need the same item? Something else I was contemplating as I drug my poor ‘ol (I didn’t say “old”) aching body around is how much stuff we accept from others when they are giving it away. It’s human nature to say, “Oh, you’re going to throw that away? I can use it to fix something! I’ll be able to use this at some point in my life.” Lesson learned for us… the hard way! I believe everyone should consider fulltiming at some point in their life. If nothing else, so they can clear out their stuff! Make it easier to give away/sell/donate, etc., by just convincing yourself that you are paying it forward!
Have I already said how proud I am of Craig for letting go of his stuff? Well, if so, I’ll say it again! “I am so very proud of you, Sweetheart!” You see, collecting things and not letting go is… hereditary? Craig’s grandmother had a lot of stuff and his aunt had a TON of stuff which also consisted of some of his grandmother’s stuff and a lot of our stuff consisted of a lot of Craig’s grandmother’s stuff and a TON more of his aunt’s stuff. Get the picture? Maybe, just maybe, Craig thinks it’s “normal” to have so much stuff. Regardless, he has now drawn the line and bidding a fond farewell to the stuff that has held him captive for so much of his life.And on a much brighter note, more progress is being made, but in a less physical way. We checked out tow vehicles yesterday.
My dear husband is a Ford man so we both test drove a 2014 F350 long bed dually.
I was actually surprised at how well the F350s ride considering how heavy-duty they are! I was expecting much worse. This thing has all the bells and whistles one could imagine and I even experienced something new. I’ve never had cold air, well, shall we say… blowing up my… skirt? 🙂
Craig has recently been corresponding with the fleet manager at a different dealership; however, he is out this week. Our plans are to meet up with him next week. We shall see what happens and will keep you posted.
Until we meet again, you know what we’ll be doing!