Anyway, retire young : die early or retire young : live longer, whichever it is I'm going for it. I've been building up the gypsy wagon fund little by little and will need to revisit ordering the trailer chassis soon. While I excel at getting rid of old pencil sharpeners and corkscrews, I need to kick it into a higher gear and try to sell a few of the valuable items I have to help generate funds. This 27 degree weather isn't very conducive to doing things like marketing trucks though. It can't stay cold forever, can it?
Funny story about getting rid of things. I mostly list things here that I'm donating and only occasionally do I mention the things I just throw away. Last week I threw away two pairs of shoes. I tend to buy two pairs of really good shoes a year and then I wear them until they just about fall off my feet. I had an old pair of Birkenstocks I had kept just for stepping into to go out and check the mail or feed the chickens but that were way too worn to actually wear. I put them in the garbage last week and two days later saw my son sitting concentration on something intently. I walked over to see him labeling the shoes, "Reese's Birkenstocks Do Not Throw Away" with a sharpie. He was thrilled to "score". One man's trash....
Today's five items on their way out of my house are:
1. A pair of black shoes
2. A Holly Near CD, And Still We Sing
3. A CD called The Artainment Experience that contains wild, colorful, moving graphics like a computerized lava lamp
4. An Acoustic Alchemy CD, Reference Point
5. A hot pink bra