Trimming the Fat

(posted today, written yesterday)

Today my fella Rick and I started the process of ridding ourselves of our material posesions in preparation for a dramatic change in our lifestyle. Yesterday was a day of high anxiety, ending on a high note with the comfort of bad wine, good conversation and truly great friends.

As for trimming the fat, we started sorting through the many board games we own. We definitely suckers for games, especially fantasy games. Lately we’ve been playing a lot of Castle Ravenloft. It’s an excellent game. Really it is many games built into one game system and it’s not terribly hard to pick up. I highly recommend it. We got rid of quite a few games without feeling like we’re sacrificing anything. A lot of our favorites don’t take up much room or like Castle Ravenloft they pack a lot of gameplay per inch cubed.

Today we started on books and DVDs. We sorted out a couple boxes worth and took them to Dimple Records to sell. It took the poor clerk ages to sort and price through it. We walked away with something like $80-90. That was pretty awesome. Of the DVDs we kept, we put them in binders and got rid of the plastic cases. There’s a few box sets we like too much to get rid of like the bluray extended edition of the Lord of the Rings series.  What used to take up four shelves on our mediastand now takes up about one. So I guess we should probably get rid of the mediastand too.

There’s a lot of stuff left. We own a ton of entertainment. Anything we won’t really miss will be sold or donated. Something about us both being nerds has led us to accumulate a lot of stuff, but going through it all really makes us think about what of it really matters.

Where we’re potentially moving is small. Very small. We’re not even sure if we’ll be moving but if it’s happening its going to happen quick so we need to prepare. Much of our stuff will go in storage.

I’m having a hard time figuring out how it’ll all fit together. Right now I feel like anything could happen, which is a bit of an anxious feeling. But I feel like anything is possible right now.

I’m also feeling gratitude towards the awesome friends we have in our life. Without them, we’d be truly lost. I can’t say today was boring and now with my head still spinning I wonder what tomorrow will bring.

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