We are now just about 60. We have stuff and more stuff. Stuff in storage in two different states and a current apartment with garage full of even more stuff.
I have some pretty great stuff. In storage in California I have the last of my grandmother's stuff (born 1894) which has been in storage since 1985. In Spokane WA I have a 4 bedroom farmload of stuff which has been there since 2003. In my garage and my apartment here I have 5 years worth of stuff, including a lot of really cool stuff I brought back from 5 years of living in Russia. I have several boxes of Russian books, a lot of heavy winter wear (including fur stuff) and plenty of Russian tchochkes.
I have stuff galore.
But I need to get rid of all this crap even though I feel like I can't part with a single thing. My kids are itinerant renters who I fear will never have a permanent home. Moving stuff in the US is crazy expensive these days, so it's not worth anybody's while to haul this stuff somewhere else. I am stuck with a bunch of fascinating expensive stuff not worth a shit.
I am outta here in the next two years and I have all of this great crap which is/was costing me a fortune, and which I need to get rid of. And yet I have no idea how to deal with it.
Keeps me awake at night. Wish I had never never owned all this cool stuff. I just don't know what to do with it all.
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