Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Mercoledi Musicale

While I moan and whine about the move I'm pleased - a bit sadistically I must admit - to see that I am not alone in my misery. Our friends Beata, Tom and the girls are trying to get settled back into Ottawa after a long time abroad; Martin, Robert and Rufus are dealing with the first steps in moving into their new house; and Elizabeth - well Elizabeth has a great deal going on with moving into a new house, moving family and it would appear, unlike me, acquiring more things.
A few - a very few - of the chatkas that have found their way to St Vincent de Paul or the consignment house.  If memory serves its the tail end of the lot.  Papier-mache pumpkin anyone?

While our Liz is collecting more "stuff" we're divesting ourselves of things - those banquet sized linen tables clothes and matching napkins (yes I know Cathy you didn't expect that many!!!!), silverware, decanters, the second set of pots and pans, the three extra dinner services, those framed posters from the 70s and chatkas - lord help us the chatkas.  How many sets of dachshund shaped knife rests does one household need???  Many things have gone to Saint Vincent de Paul and many others - including our Mexican bedroom set - have gone to an consignment house here in Ottawa that specializes in Estate Sales.

Which brings me to my musical selection for today (stolen without shame from Elizabeth): a little ditty by the wonderful Cheryl Wheeler who seems to love Estate Sales as much as Liz does.  Maybe I should get them both to come up and take a look  - though it isn't quite like "going through dead people's houses" they'd certainly see "all the things we've collected".  Maybe either one of them would be interested in a lovely set of dachshund knife rests?????

31 agosto/August - San Raimondo Nonnato


Blake said...

Uncle Pervey is not dead but his house needs an estate sale - well maybe as rude friends of his have suggested a dumpster is the answer.


George Carlin's brilliant observation..that our stuff is 'stuff'..other's peoples is 'shit'..move your shit, so I can bring in my stuff.

Esther U said...

We got a dumpster and filled it to the brim. Our move took four burly boys, a 7 and 3 ton truck and took from 0845-1830..even after we had about 25 carloads of banana boxes. I'm pleased that my kitchen is all set up but we are still in a sea of boxes and I'm ready to stop unpacking! We've been in moving mode since Feb 28th when we sold our house.

Debra She Who Seeks said...

Oh yeah, estate sales are the BEST!