For some time now P has been in a serious decluttering mood. I am not sure what brought this on but it does seem to have started about the time his best friend died at the very tender age of 63 from pancreatic cancer. Perhaps he feels he needs to get his life in order, just in case?
Over the past few years he has been sorting through items he considers superfluous and advertising them for sale on various local websites. At first this was all his old garden tools and other "man-stuff" that he no longer needed and then his dad's old commando memorabilia, but he has now turned his attention to the house.
I used to have some interesting old items collected over the years - stuff I found quirky and liked to put out on display. For example there was an old porcelain slipper bedpan used as a plant pot; a vintage pitchfork that was propped against my kitchen wall next to a spanish wicker bread basket and various other odds and ends. After a while I realised that these were all slowly disappearing as he steadily advertised them for sale and sold them all off.
When I protest, he just says that as we don't actually use them they may as well bring in a few pounds.
As long as I am not the next thing to appear on the Buy and Sell website!
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"Wife for sale. Low mileage with spoilers. Serviced regularly - full service history supplied. May require new exhaust pipe and dangly Christmas tree air freshener. Body work in perfect condition for age. Test drive negotiable. Call P on Douglas 23."ReplyDelete
Ah. I see you've spotted his ad.Delete
Goodness! one day you'll go out and come home to find a For Sale sign on the house!ReplyDelete
I am sure that's coming soon.Delete
Be careful - be very careful - and watch your back.ReplyDelete
Ha, ha! Thanks. I am looking out for strange people turning up unexpectedly :0Delete
I am very much of the opinion get rid of your unwanted stuff otherwise someone else will have to do it and probably not as carefully as you. I have regretted disposing of some things, if you want to mention that to your husband.ReplyDelete
We have the opposite situation here. Pete keeps adding things to his collections - things he loves. Some people have suggested that it's time to start selling things so someone else won't have to do it someday. I've told him to buy what ever he wants - he's worked hard all his life and can afford to spend some now. His daughter can hire an auctioneer someday and have it all dealt with. Hope you can hang onto some of your interesting objects!ReplyDelete
I am trying hard!Delete
I'm with him on that. If you don't use it, get rid of it. Hopefully you're still useful. Who would cook, clean and listen to his rantsReplyDelete
That's true 😁Delete
Were you upset at the loss of some of your things? If not, then it's ok if you were; it's not!ReplyDelete
I understand what he's trying to do, though...
Not really upset, but I would have liked to hang onto them a little longer.Delete