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    The Slow-Growing Cancer of Clutter

    Only now that I have taken most everything off my walls do I really see how cluttered my home of twenty years had become! I am finding I really like how restful it is to see blank walls!

    Each day...
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    Yeah, I've seen that too. The list is a little...

    Yeah, I've seen that too. The list is a little late getting on board, 'cause it's been like that since the early '90's or so. The word has been out, and real estate has been going up, up, up. I...
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    The first large piece of furniture is gone,...

    The first large piece of furniture is gone, courtesy of Craigslist. This is becoming real all of the sudden...also, I was at my mom's telling her about all the things that are going on regarding...
  4. I don't have any answers, but I can commiserate...

    I don't have any answers, but I can commiserate with you! I have been struggling with sleep issues ever since I got back from vacation two weeks ago and started back to my crazy schedule at work. ...
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    Things are moving along pretty well with the...

    Things are moving along pretty well with the dismantling of my possessions. The basement is pretty much cleared out; I have packed up my studio tools and stuff (more boxes than I had envisioned...
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    I hope so! They'll have to book a room in the B...

    I hope so! They'll have to book a room in the B & B down the road though. I might be able to handle a tent in the little back yard too.
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    My New Place Will Qualify As A Tiny House!

    I was in contact with my friend whose job I am taking over in New Mexico and had him measure the two rooms I will be living in when I move...nervously gulped when he told me that I will be in a space...
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    Oh my, I started on my studio today. It didn't...

    Oh my, I started on my studio today. It didn't look like THAT much when it was all in its place, but when you start filling boxes...

    My plan of attack is to put everything I think I want to take...
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    I took another car load of stuff to our local...

    I took another car load of stuff to our local recycle center store; it is such a wonderful resource! I bet half the stuff I took back there I got from there originally, I love the full circle aspect...
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    I just looked at the calendar and I have six...

    I just looked at the calendar and I have six weeks before I have to fit everything I want in a 4 x 8 ft. trailer. I've been making good headway so far, I'm doing the easy stuff like getting rid of...
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    Not always, born and breed here but moved to...

    Not always, born and breed here but moved to Richmond, VA in the mid '80's for a few years for graduate school, and then to Iowa City, in the early '90's for two years, followed a very brief stint in...
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    Yeeha, I just took the first trunk load of STUFF...

    Yeeha, I just took the first trunk load of STUFF to Salvation Army! Man, it feels SO good to purge all these little weird odds 'n ends that clutter up space when you've have more space than you...
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    Good news, congrats to you, go celebrate!

    Good news, congrats to you, go celebrate!
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    I already know all about the water! I decided...

    I already know all about the water! I decided that I would probably get some sort of smallish water cooler thingy eventually. And yes, there is all sorts of alternative living going on out there...
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    Oh Catherine, that text is PERFECT for my...

    Oh Catherine, that text is PERFECT for my situation! I am so happy to report that after completely falling apart yesterday to the point that I was pretty much incapacitated, I woke up at 4am and...
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    Well, apparently I am a weenie when it comes to...

    Well, apparently I am a weenie when it comes to change. It has been a very difficult day full of tears, panic, anxiety, more tears, back-peddling on my decision (to the cat). I've been coached...
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    Amaranth, you are kind of freaking me out. Do...

    Amaranth, you are kind of freaking me out. Do you live in that actual area, or have visited there often?

    I am actually looking forward to getting back to work tomorrow if only to GET OUT OF MY...
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    The guy who has worked there for ten years has...

    The guy who has worked there for ten years has loved it there, and loved the town - he is only leaving because his partner is taking a job in Florida. he is having an equally hard time on his end...
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    I just had a long talk with my good friend who is...

    I just had a long talk with my good friend who is really quite a good "guru" about these life-transforming opportunities, and she has gotten me to calm down quite a bit. She pointed out that all...
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    Thank you, Catherine. This whole thing is...

    Thank you, Catherine. This whole thing is basically a fantasy with the possibility of it becoming true, or it could be a real nightmare in reality. How does one choose when you can't see into the...
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    Oh my....I talked to the gallery owner last night...

    Oh my....I talked to the gallery owner last night and I told him I would take the position and was real excited and relieved, but upon awakening this morning I'm already starting to have cold feet...
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    I can't see myself being physically able to hold...

    I can't see myself being physically able to hold out for 7 more years working on the deli counter at Wholefoods, though right now I've been feeling pretty great. However, I just sat on my butt and...
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    Keep it coming, you guys! I keep telling myself,...

    Keep it coming, you guys! I keep telling myself, you can't make room for the new until you let go of the old. I have been stuck in a holding pattern ever since I became a single parent back in...
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    You guys are the best, this is really helping me...

    You guys are the best, this is really helping me today. I am waiting for someone to call me back regarding Obama care in New Mexico. I have contacted the gallery owners and we will be talking on a...
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    Not as much as I would have liked, see my other...

    Not as much as I would have liked, see my other post in Family Matters regarding an incredible job offer I got while traveling. I am trying to decide if I want to take it.
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