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Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Hypothetical Answers

We haven't decided yet about the car. We are seriously considering selling it, knowing we really won't get much more than it will cost to take it with us. It's all going to depend upon where our house of dreams (or house of desperation, at this rate) ends up. A lot of the homes on the market are extremely close to the University, so Joel could walk to work in the nice weather, and cross-country ski or snowshoe in the not-so-nice weather and I could have the car. And I am really not even kidding about the skiing/snowshoeing. That's what people do. We could also buy a snowmobile, but we'll see. First things first.

We're paying for packers. At least for the kitchen and anything else I don't get packed up myself. I've already packed five boxes, and we're not leaving for 7 more weeks. Be impressed. I am. Anyway, the movers' quote actually looks pretty good, and we'll have the fundage for it (especially if the car is sold).

I'm keeping the dress. For now. I kind of like the idea of making it into throw pillows. It could work with this particular dress. I didn't mind getting rid of it, but Joel was really sad about it. I figure, if he loves it that much, I can tuck it away somewhere. I'm probably just bitter because it's a size 6 and that will never happen again in this lifetime, I'm quite sure.

But don't you worry, I have certainly gotten rid of enough other clothing to make it worthwhile. I finally bit the bullet and went through the mountains of pink baby clothes I have. It nearly killed me to get rid of some of it, and I did save my very favorites, just in case. Besides, I think I had enough to outfit 14 baby girls, and if I do happen to have another child of the female variety, she will not be wanting for cute clothing.

But if you are, come to our yard sale this Friday and Saturday.

Happy Wednesday!

27 comments :

  1. Oh, I'm glad you told us your answers, as I was curious. I think you made the right decisions. :)

    Good luck deciding about the car and finding a house (a dreamy one, NOT a desperate one!)

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  2. I am so glad you saved the dress - I gave away the equivalent in my life a year ago, and I have regretted it, not because I ever would have worn it again (it is too 90's), but because of the memories. Normally, I don't regret giving away anything, but I did regret the dress, so I'm glad you kept it :)

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  3. You should post a picture of the dress...I'm curious now to see what it looks like. Thanks for the answers, I was hoping you would post them. Also are you calling Tradio? I'll work on some signs maybe today....

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  4. What a great idea saving the dress for a pillow. Good luck on the car and the yard sale.

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  5. Now I have this image of Joel snow shoeing to work. If that ever happens, please take a picture and show us!

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  6. Definitely don't buy a house out of desperation. Pick your moment and your house wisely. Buying in a rush leaves you a lonnnnnng time to regret the decision if it's not what you want.

    And I think throw pillows are a grand idea.

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  7. Way to go on the baby clothes!! I have so so so many, I just can't even think about getting rid of them.

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  8. 1: What time is the yard sale?
    2: Do you have much 2T and 3T?
    3: Would you like to pay me in baby clothes for head shots? ;)

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  9. I love the throw pillow idea! Good luck with the car situation!

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  10. snowshoeing to work sounds very.....cold.

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  11. I have two Rubbermaid boxes (not the super large ones, just average) that I'm keeping memory things in that I don't want to clutter up the rest of the house. The dress I wore for my going-away dress when we got married, a pillow someone embroidered for us for our wedding (so sweet, but so not going on my couch), my favorite baby clothes from each of my kids, etc. I don't feel guilty about keeping two boxes, and I don't feel conflicted about giving away things I have a real emotional attachment to.

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  12. Oh my gosh - I just happen to have a brand new baby girl (I believe you've met Vivian) and I would love to come to the garage sale. Please share the details and I'll be first in line!

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  13. I really hope that you find a house that you love!!

    I got rid of all of my baby/toddler clothes when I found out I had to have a hysterectomy. I was devestated (to say the least) but hopefully someone is getting good use out of them.

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  14. So, when you say you're paying packers, does that mean you are giving your hard earned money to complete strangers so they can go through all of your personal stuff?
    That's creeps me out just a little.

    I have a thing with personal boundaries.

    good luck with everything!!

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  15. You have a lot of things going on in the next few weeks! We will have family in town, but I will have to see if I can stop by and visit during your yard sale!

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  16. Very useful way to use an unusable dress. I have a few of those in storage bins. Too bad I don't make pillows.

    Yay for movers!

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  17. Wow, so you're really on your way huh? Good luck with your yard sale. I wish I can come; we know of a new set of parents to a cute baby girl born last month.

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  18. The throw pillow idea IS a good idea. I wish I was clever enough to come up with ideas like those.

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  19. We lived with one car for years and years. What a money saver that would be to try again!

    Moving is always such a good way to clean through stuff. Good luck in the packing, selling, etc.

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  20. Good choices, all, methinks. And having lived through 14 winters in the Great White North, I totally believe your winter driving options. When I lived in northern North Dakota (uh...brrr!), there were actually bars and other businesses that could *only* be reached by snowmobile! How crazy is that?

    I still have never seen the Northern Lights, though, even after all those winters Up Nort'. So if you ever see them, give me a holler and I'll come running!

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  21. Oh I wouldn't totally discount a size 6 just yet. Sophia's only 2 1/2. It took me years and years to lose the last of my pregnancy weight but I got there eventually, although I believe the weight may be distributed slightly differently than it was pre-kids...

    Totally impressed on the five boxes. :-)

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  22. I'm still hanging on to all my girl clothes even though I'm 110% sure I'm done having babies. I cannot do this again. EVER! So I'm proud of you for purging yours.

    Good luck with the rest of the move.

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  23. Wow! You do have a head start on packing. I think I would love to pay someone to do it for me. So much easier that way.

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  24. Throw pillows sound sweet. And it's so hard getting rid of/paring down baby clothes. Sounds like you did good, girl. Now I'm just wishing I lived in your neighborhood for some yard sale action. It will rock!

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  25. Sell the car and the dress.
    really.

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  26. you're better off than me, we're moving in 6 weeks and I haven't packed anything!

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