This is an exercise in thinking about what stuff you have. I remember being told that “this pan is older then you”… If I have a baby, pretty much everything in the house will be older then it but then at some point the stuff gets old and you get new stuff and the baby is no longer the youngest thing in the house.
Periodically over the past 7 years I have contemplated what stuff I had before x date. First it was what stuff did I have before Lars? At the time it was mostly clothing and a few things my parents gave me. Then each move we got new stuff and old stuff left old stuff go and occasionally I still mentally keep track of what we have from what era. My parents I’m sure have dates like that, pre US, pre Kids, pre fire etc. I think the fire put a major dent in the collections from before that point. I suppose this is how heirlooms are created, they are things that keep making it through various stages of life. I wonder if it is because the original owner really liked the thing or if it was just something that didn’t break therefore it made it.
I have never gotten around to actually listing what I have from when, it is more just a thing to think about.
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Weather: gray but warm, been in the 80’s
Gas: $ 2.20
Reading: law stuff
Lars and I both cleaned the whole house for the party and we didn’t just shove things in closets or in the garage, we really threw out stuff or really put it away in the right spot. After the party, clean up was not so bad and Sunday we just were lazy (but not too messy). Yesterday, the house was looking a little untidy again so I said “how about 15 min tonight?” meaning we both clean for 15 min together. We tried this a few months ago and it worked most days but then Lars changed jobs and got too busy/stressed but now he is used to it and having a nice clean house is nice. You would be amazed what 15 x 2 people really can get done. By the third day, you are almost looking for things to do so extra things get done like windows or vacuuming. 15 min a day usually means I don’t need to spend 3 hours on a weekend catching up… Lets hope this one lasts 🙂