Monday, August 8, 2016

It’s time to go, thirty-five year old carpet 214/365

     Today is the big simplifying day. We’ve cleared the bedroom and are now waiting for Handyman Russ to arrive to remove the carpet, and sand and stain the floors. We’re still asking that same question, as we pretend we are moving immediately (which we are not): “Are we taking this with us?”  
     The biggest challenge at the moment is deciding about the pictures on the walls. The paintings are easy—we’re taking them. But what about the prints of advertisements from magazines, or the millions of photographs of this and that? This is where my husband is not ready to ask the ultimate question.
     Regardless, life already feels simpler and the energy to get rid of more stuff remains intense. Nothing like getting rid of a yucky carpet, only to find hardwood oak underneath!