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Re: Quick Update from Me
« Reply #45 on: August 30, 2015, 05:23:29 PM »
My goodness, Claire  :o  Talk about last laugh........

I didn't throw any of our kids stuff away but l remember my mother kept doing it after l went away to college.  I came back once and found she'd given my soft toys to the little girl next door ....l mean, l know l was 18 or 19, but still  ???  Also, and far sadder, she sent my Andrew Lang fairy books to a jumble sale...really cross about that, in spite of the illustrations freaking me out when l was little....

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Re: Quick Update from Me
« Reply #46 on: August 30, 2015, 05:32:44 PM »
I think little kids can have quite complex relationships with their toys that adults don't always fully remember or appreciate though.

Some of my toys when I was small were more than just a knitted cat or a stuffed panda or a particular board game etc. They were my WORLD.

But then I am a bit of a hoarder myself if I am honest.

It is a trait I am trying hard to break. DH is even worse. I literally cannot throw anything away, even my own stuff, without him going down the bin and pulling it out again. He is his mother's son alright. I have smuggle crap out of the house, it is crazy.

This is what is making the housemove and de-cluttering so effing impossible!

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Re: Quick Update from Me
« Reply #47 on: August 30, 2015, 07:22:51 PM »
It's always the stuff you throw out that you want later  >:(   
I'm a hoarder and so is DH, but neither if us is as bad as my 95yr old Dad - he recently found he still had the documents relating to a house move in 1955.......

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Re: Quick Update from Me
« Reply #48 on: August 30, 2015, 07:55:04 PM »
My mom is a hoarder. She has like 5 sewing machines and litterly millions of buttons. She so much fabrics it is like a store and a lot of other stuff......... She moved when i was very pregnant with my boy so i put all that stuff on shelfs with my giant belly. She just keeps buying more and more.

But when i need something i don´t need to go the store... :)
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Re: Quick Update from Me
« Reply #49 on: August 31, 2015, 11:38:16 AM »
MIL kept literally every card, letter and household bill since ever. It's exhausting dealing with it all.

Made me much more focused on keeping my own paperwork in order though

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Re: Quick Update from Me
« Reply #50 on: September 09, 2015, 09:52:22 PM »
Well I'm sending lots of good vibes, with a slightly guilty expression, since I'm the hoarder type.  About 10 or so years ago, mum was about to throw away a load of ration books and other documents from the war - I just managed to capture them before they went in the bin... phew!
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Re: Quick Update from Me
« Reply #51 on: September 10, 2015, 09:15:04 AM »
Lucky you did, Fran!  That's not hoarding, they're important historical documents!
We still had ration cards when I was very young   :o  I think it was stuff like sweets still rationed but we didn't have those.....

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Re: Quick Update from Me
« Reply #52 on: September 10, 2015, 09:30:38 AM »
I was just the other day packing up some of my FIL's stuff from when he was in the war. He was one of the British Troops that liberated Bergen Belsen

 One thing they were given was a fantastic little book about going into Germany, what to expect, advise about not fratenising with the locals and warnings of social diseases etc. Some of it is actually quite hysterical when read today, out of context.

So that type of thing isn't hoarding, it is preserving treasures.

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Re: Quick Update from Me
« Reply #53 on: October 13, 2015, 07:29:17 PM »
So - we finally exchanged contracts on the house sale / new house purchase yesterday. We move in just under a month!

I cannot begin to tell you the ups and downs we have had and the stresses over the last few weeks. It would be quite boring story too. You all know how life can be sometimes!

But hopefully I will return to normal service soon and actually be able to do some claying!

Emma  :)
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Re: Quick Update from Me
« Reply #54 on: October 13, 2015, 10:21:45 PM »
Congrats - lots of exciting/scary/tedious/exhausting stuff ahead! Been there, got the t-shirt, and well worth it!

With a new house, don't forget everything takes twice as long to do as you think and costs twice as much! Still worth it.

Congrats again.
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Re: Quick Update from Me
« Reply #55 on: October 14, 2015, 12:59:09 AM »
Congratulations on the move, Emma!  :)

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Re: Quick Update from Me
« Reply #56 on: October 14, 2015, 08:33:43 AM »
Great news Emma,
More stress ahead, no doubt with the actual move, but it's better than the stress of not knowing if or when etc ;-) The worst is over I hope.
We took our house off the market last week due to lack of solid interest and there being nothing we want to buy anyway, so you are one step ahead of us ;-)

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Re: Quick Update from Me
« Reply #57 on: October 14, 2015, 09:10:51 AM »
Oh, thank goodness - l'm so relieved for you.   :-*

The stress is unbelievable - we nearly lost ours at the last moment and had a mad scrabble for funds to get it going again so the relief when everything's finally signed and sealed is impossible to describe.

Now it's lots of hard work but it's exciting!


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Re: Quick Update from Me
« Reply #58 on: October 14, 2015, 09:58:16 AM »
thanks guys

I don't think I will truly relax until we are there. And then its time to face the new stress of rejuvinating and refocusing my business since i haven't really been able to make many beads or do anything much beyond just getting the orders out each day since MIL first fell ill back in January.

Oh to top of all off - in the middle of this, I got called for Jury Service - timed to happen around about our expected moving date!

Thankfully I have got it deffered now until April, but I really could do without that. It has a big impact when you are self employed.

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Re: Quick Update from Me
« Reply #59 on: October 14, 2015, 08:17:34 PM »
sound nice, that there is an end to the "madness" in a near future :)
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