Monday, June 9, 2008

junk from the junk-room

Little by little, I'm weeding out the last vestiges of stuff from the old house.  All that's left to empty is the junk-room, about which I've blogged many times before.  The day of reckoning has come, and I hauled quite a few boxes over in my little red wagon this morning.

I moved most of my diaries over here almost as soon as the mobile home arrived, but I keep finding more. 

I haven't always kept journals and diaries, but I do have many years' worth.  Cliff enjoyed reading my 1992 diary in its entirety last night.  He says it surely makes him thankful for his job; '92 wasn't our best year, financially. 

Most of the junkroom stuff really isn't junk, I suppose.  It's pictures and mementos, mainly.  I found the ex-daughter-in-law's yearbook from the year she graduated, and she'll take that.  I found a few things my daughter might want.

There are some things I'd like to scan and share in my journal, but for some reason, my printer/scanner acts as though it has no power.  Yes, it's plugged in.  But when I push the power button, nothing happens.  And I just used it three days ago.

Anyway, I'm about to get the things I intend to keep in containers.  The real job would be to sort 10,000 pictures by the year they were taken... or even the era.

There are Christmas decorations in one corner of the junk-room at the old house, but Cliff is going to put those in the attic of the garage for me.  I'm just waiting for a dryer day, so I won't be tracking up my sister-in-law's house.


robinngabster said...

Why will you burn those letters?  I have hand written diaries is fun sometimes to go back thru them.

marainey1 said...

Your entry is the first alert I've had all day.  I guess for awhile the alerts were not working for some of us.  I checked a few other journals and they had made entries, but no alert came through.  It looks like you are almost done with the move.  Nice you have outside storage too.  'On Ya'- ma

madcobug said...

Those things are very interesting. You have kept them a long time. Try unplugging your printer for a few minutes then replug and restart you computer and hopefully the printer will pick up. I have had to do that on several ocassions to get mine sorted out. Good luck, Helen

ora4uk said...

I am surely sorry I never did "hand written" diaries...but well that is water under the bridge...but if you are like are enjoying going thru all this "junk"...if I lived closer I would help...(myself to it all LOLOL)...glad things are moving along for you...and about the printer....turn off computer....unplug printer...and start it all again...worked for me....good luck...Ora

lanurseprn said...

Good luck on weeding through all of that stuff. It's good to get it sorted. Your alert is the first that I've had all day long.

breakaway1968 said...

Oh I wouldn't burn those letters at all!  My mom kept all her letters and I SO enjoyed reading through them after she was gone.  WOW that was a LOT of poems you wrote!    I would be sitting there re reading them myself! lol  That is so cool that Cliff wanted to read them.  My hubby would be like...Ah no thanks! lol  

fierrorachel said...

I definitely wanna see!

helmswondermom said...

I look forward to seeing some pictures when you're scanner's working again.  Going through a "junk" room can be kind of fun.

suzypwr said...

You will be so happy when it's all organized again!