January 30, 2009
Moving with the times
Today is the first of the two days that most of my life will go into storage. Well, the accumulated junk and trappings anyway. Books, clothes, mostly rubbish, all will be repacked and stored in a secure facility not far from here. About half of my stuff currently lies in a dank basement, again not far from here, underneath my ex-girlfriend's apartment. The other half resides in the rarefied atmosphere of a 6th floor attic. Over the next two days, they will be reunited. Will my tax returns from 1998 clasp the neck of my grandmother's sideboard as they weep and share tales of their joint exile? Maybe.
This is a kind of enforced storage, partly due to my girlfriend becoming 'ex', and partly due to the aforementioned attic space soon becoming apartment space. I will be quite pleased to have it done though - I shall no longer be dependent on the goodwill of ex-girlfriends and friends to store my stuff, and who knows? Maybe I'll even get rid of some of the shite that I've been lugging around on my back for the last eight years. Some of the books and clothes in the dank basement are ruined anyway, after a flood last year. The rest, well, we'll see. I need some summer gear, my most sentimental, valuable and enjoyable photos, books and CDs, the server, laptop and printer, and that's about it. I might give the rest away. It would be such a nice feeling to start from scratch - tabula rasa.
Posted by daen at January 30, 2009 08:45 AM
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