Well, Neida and her family are moving back to Texas this summer and Neida is having an auction at her house next month to sell all of the furniture and other items that she doesn't plan to move. She has been telling my mom to pack some things up and bring over to her house to put them in her auction. My mom had proudly packed up two boxes.....not even a dent.
Neida and I were sitting in the kitchen talking when for some reason we decided that we would clean out my mom's built in hutch in the breakfast room and see if we could find anything else to take over for the auction. Well, we got on a roll and spent ALL day on Saturday filling boxes and trash sacks for the auction.
We had so. much. fun.
We oohed and awed at some of the things we found (my Popples lunch box!) and had a great time discussing vacations we had taken (Dixie Stampede Souvenir Cups, Disney water bottles). My mom spent time trying to remember who had given her the electric fondue pot (that was still in it's original box!) as a wedding present! And we laughed....oh how we laughed. The almost pee yourself laughter! We found 7 different coffee pots - just the pots, as the coffee makers have long since died.
Public Service Announcement: a coffee maker when used every day has a life span of approximately 5 years!
And then we discovered the drawer that contained all of the instruction manuals! My Western Auto bicycle, my dad's lather dispenser that died before I was born, the waffle maker that my mom got as a wedding present and is still using.
Now for my last public service announcement: if you build a house with amazing amounts of storage, you will hang on to way too much!
My parents live in a very well designed house with great built-ins that holds large amounts of stuff so they can be hoarders and live in what appears to be a spacious clutter free home.... just don't look in the corner cabinet or the extra walk in closet or the basement...oh the basement! Neida and I have decided that mom and dad will have to take the 4 grandkids and go camping for a weekend while we empty the basement.
With any luck, Neida and I will help them get ready for retirement one day....in Texas! And I will get some awesome blog material!
Oh, and this is definitely a WORDFUL Wednesday!