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An honest to gosh real life post

I put an ad in the paper to sell most of my worldly goods and have had two calls so far. I sold my DVD player and my old TV, which was crap, for $50. I bought the DVD new for $40 years ago and I won the TV, also years ago. So, I'm ahead of the game so far. I guess.

I don't think I could ever be a successful merchant. I always feel guilty when I sell things; like I'm ripping people off. That TV really wasn't very good. I don't think it was worth the $30 I sold it for. I always want to give everything away for free. Chances are I will with all the rest of my stuff, too.

I've been looking at the things I intend to keep and, quite frankly, I don't think it will all fit in the car. So, I'll have to pare down some more. Well, I'm not rushing.

There is nothing that disconcerts me more than moving. Everything gets all jumbled around and you can't find anything and you can't get comfortable because everything is out of place. I haven't even started yet and it's already blech! Oh well, nothing I haven't done before. In fact, I've been doing it about every five years out of the last 15. So, no big deal.

Just to make things more interesting, a recruiter has called me about a contract with University of Pennsylvania Health Services where, if hired, I would be doing what I've been doing the last year, but with definitely better benefits all round. So, if they don't fart around too much I'll have to put Philadelphia on my short list of places to move.

An ice cream truck just passed through the neighborhood playing Way Down Upon the Suwannee River. Also, my windows are open. Spring is here fo' shizzle.

ETA: Another recruiter has called me for a contract position with Kaiser Permanente in Oakland and the East Bay but I don't like the sound of it. I've heard things about Kaiser contracts and this one is only six months.
  • Current Mood: considering my options
I covet the fact that you have options. I hope whatever you decide on makes you happy!
Do you have a freecycle in your area? The stuff you have that won't sell (or you don't want to sell) you can give away free. There's one here and people will jump on anything as fast as can be. That might help you get rid of stuff.

You know, I really didn't expect to find one but there is a group indirectly associated with the main Freecycle Finder but is operating as a Yahoo Group.

So I'll use that resource when I'm ready. Thanks a million!