There is only one downside to reducing the amount of stuff one owns, and that’s discovering you still wish you had something that you tossed or donated.

It has happened to me twice this week.

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13 Responses to 2018-02-16

  1. ITP Lurker says:

    Do you need said items enough to buy them again? Or are you able to work around the situations? Things like this run in spells, where all of a sudden you notice a couple of things you wish you still had. This definitely is not a signal that you need to keep more stuff around. I think this is a good problem to have. In my view the increased emotional lightness from having less stuff is worth the price of admission to occasionally need something I used to have.

  2. One item, my mid-1990s Teva sandals, are irreplaceable. The other item, writeable CDs, are probably still be obtainable.

    The lack of these items is not going to cause great grief, it’s not like I threw out a hard drive containing Bitcoin or anything like that. In the grand scheme of things I made the right call to rid my life of each, I just found it interesting that this happened to me twice this week.

    • ITP Lurker says:

      Probably just as well on the sandals. I had some shoes I hadn’t worn in years that I put on one day and as I walked down the hall in my house pieces of the soles went everywhere. I’d never had footwear do that. Your next pair of favorite sandals is out there somewhere.

      Better get your writable CDs soon, the handwriting is on the wall. Best Buy won’t sell CDs in store any more after July 1, and Target is doing some saber rattling in that regard as well.

      • I’ll be going to one or both places today. I haven’t made a CD in years, hence the discard of the blank ones I had, and now I want to make a couple. I even had to dig out my USB CD drive since none of my computers have optical drives any longer.

        • ITP Lurker says:

          I know that feeling. Someone wanted me to burn a CD a few months ago and I just said no, that ship has sailed. CD burning now falls into the category of “not that you would but you could” for me. 😂😂😂

    • Barbara says:

      Old Tevas? Why would you want those back? I always thought they made people’s feet smell.

  3. Steve says:

    I sometimes wish I had something I no longer have.. my youth!! (I crack myself up)

    I thought the forecast for the weekend was going to be a complete washout, now it only looks like Saturday will be really wet- Sunday should be nice. And on a related note, Lake Lanier is at full pool for the first time in a couple years- Duh!!

    No big plans for the weekend that I know of. I think I’ll give my chainsaw some more work and keep working on the fallen trees. That’s always fun and needs to be done. And there is the hot tub that needs more cleaning before we try and fire it up next week.

    And Happy New Year! The year of the dog- it’s always the year of the dog at my house.

    Have a great weekend!


    • Nice.

      I was (am) hoping the rain holds off completely as tomorrow I am doing this thing called “hashing”. I wonder if any of you have heard of this. 😂

      • Steve says:

        H.A.S.H.I.N.G. ? I got nothing.

      • Barbara says:

        Hashing? On a Saturday? What’s up with that?

        Speaking of hashing, spent the night in Melbourne with Hoosier & Mullet, the hash here is called BVD hash. Got all the scoop on FL hashers I used to know so long ago. They wanted us to stay again tonight for something, but we are heading further north to Ormond Beach to see Sharon Mize & her hubby.

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