The Urge To Purge

The saga of the storage unit continued on Monday.  I had gone to the unit in the effort to open the door on my own.  That didn’t work so I headed to the office.  I got to the office of the Uncle Bob’s just a 9am as the office opened. Unfortunately for me a couple who was renting their free truck, arrived at the same time.  My issue took the back seat and the young man told me he’d meet me when he was finished.  30 minutes later he got there.  He was very nice so I have no issue with him, I was just frustrated.

Together we got the door open , which he agreed was stuck due to the humidity.  However when the door went up, it went off the track. 😦  I was actually hanging down over my head as I worked.  This also made it necessary for the young man to come back when I was ready to leave to close the door.  I now will be having a date to meet the man who will be repairing the door.  Not sure when that will be, but it needs to be fixed so that I can get in when I want to.  Gotta continue with what I started! 🙂

What I started was this…

The Great Book Purge of 2011~~  I decided that it needed to be done.  I remembered that when I packed up all of the books from my shelves on the porch and my bedroom.  I just packed, I didn’t really make judgements as to whether the books I was packing were ones I really needed to keep.  I got rid of some obvious choses…books I hadn’t liked but not a real thoughtful consideration as to whether they needed to live in my new home.

This time I did.  I wish I had somehow kept track of what I purged.  There were at least 8 bags in the back seat of the car.  I ran out of bags which made the pile in the front seat of the car necessary.  While I waited for the door to be opened, I had purged books from the back of the car as well.  There had to be almost 200 books. 

As I went through the boxes, I consolidated what was left into other partially full boxes.  I ended up with 5 empty boxes!! 🙂  I was excited.  The books all went to live at the Goodwill.  That number of books would have overwhelmed the Rummage Sale.  I probably should have taken them to the Library to contribute to the book sale, but I don’t think they would have taken so many at one time.  Goodwill was my solution.  It felt good to do it and it only took a couple of hours.  When I get back there, I have more to do, but I knew the books would have the biggest impact.

I was hot and tired when I got home.  I showered and spent the afternoon reading and watching the Phillies go down fighting.  Around 3, I got a text from Kristen saying how about a Barnes & Noble coffee date.  I said Ok and Ele was in too.

We were set to meet up at 7pm but on the way I got a text from Kristen.  Apparently one of the Real Housewives of New Jersey was having a book signing.  Now personally I think the people on all of those Housewives shows are a little bit around the bend and are not like any housewives I know in New Jersey.  When we got there we had to walk through a horde of people, all overly made up and overly perfumed.  I was choking just trying to get into the store! 😦

We found Kristen, shifted gears and decided that Dunkin’ Donuts was the place to be tonight.  When we got there, there was no one else in the store and we had a wonderful time!

Do they look conspiratorial??  Well, they’re helping me meet up with my new man…you remember him…

Captain America!!  My wonderful iced coffee, not too much cream, 2 Splendas=2 Points!  I love it and I won’t mention that again someone, not me had a donut!!

Tell me…Which one has the Donut Face???  I’ll never tell!

We talked forever until they were almost ready to close.  We had the best time as we always do together.  We’re hoping to do it more often.

Not sure what my Tuesday will hold.  There may be a date with the Storage Unit man.  We’ll see.  Whatever happens…

Happy Tuesday!! 🙂


14 responses to “The Urge To Purge

  1. Patricia Quigley

    Kristen had the donut face, of course!

  2. valerie andruss

    200 books purged! Good for you1! We have a used book store that will take our used books in and give us credit to …. yes, that’s right – buy more books!! They’d have taken all 200. And the credits make great presents…

  3. Good job kiddo.Clean it out so you can gooooooo.

  4. OK, I admit it!! I ate the donut! I was hungry, I had a bad day at work, it was raining, my hair was big! I can’t believe how much fun we had. Actually, we always have fun when the three of us are together!

  5. It was not me!!! You can tell the difference from the apple cider donut at the farmer’s market. My teeth are showing. I’m not hiding anything in those cheeks.

  6. Next time you have a book purge take them to Murphy’s Loft in Mullica Hill. You can even add them to my credit account with them if you want to avoid the temptation to get more books 🙂 Or you can establish a credit account in Ele’s name so she can get free books. I took 6 large boxes of books to them a couple of weeks ago and they took all but 5 books.

    • Hi Carrie!! They’ve been pretty particular at Murphy’s Loft in the past. They didn’t take a lot of my books. I didn’t need the feeling of rejection! It was a matter of needing to get them out of the car as soon as possible. Goodwill was the easiest if not the best choice. Thanks for commenting…come visit again!!

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