Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Garage Clean-Out Survivor

The family arrived at the mainland house on Sunday with vehicles and strong arms ready for the first major purge of the garage.  Two trips to the dump, three trips to the Goodwill, a full truck load of power tools heading to a good home, and 2 1/2 vehicles full of adopted priceless treasures finally made a dent in the garage storage.  Oh, there's more.  Quite surprising that we've been able to park a car in there, all these years.  It was definitely a lighter job with many hands, loving family and friends, and much laughter.

All of this to say, it's definitely a process to let go of things, with each of us at a different place in the process.  So many things carry memories with them, but that doesn't mean we have to haul them around with us and store them for decades.  It was my mother's, but does that mean I have to keep it?

I will say that it was with much relief to return to my tiny, island home and breathe a sigh of relief, out of the chaos.  The next mainland project will be to complete my studio clean-up.  

But that is for another day.


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