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December 21, 2005



Nice Big Afghan! I like them big! Good for you!

That's wonderful your FIL is making plans for his future. It is so hard to have to make those decisions for someone near & dear to you. If that weren't tough enough, there are always relatives on the sidelines criticizing the decisions! Better for people to make their own plans known to those near and dear--just in case.
As for "stuff," time for a garage sale or give it to other relatives (if you want to keep it in the family). It's hard to do that, but it's also hard to keep when space is at a premium. Tough decisions, but you can do it!


Okay, now I feel short since your kids are taller than me!!! But I know that you will get hte afghan done.

And as to the too much stuff issue, I have pulled out the crystal ball. I see a huge auction in your future. Making the decisions as to what to discard will betough but I think you can start safely with the tools. Who really needs two of any tool?


My mom has always been a terrible packrat (a child of the depression, etc.), but the last few years she has begun the weeding out process. She insists that she doesn't want us kids to go through what she and my dad went through when my Grandma died (tons of stuff to go through!).

I wish all your blog buddies could come out en mass to help with the fix it projects, but we'll just have to send good vibes your way.

Tough decision on the heirlooms...


Thanks, Margaret! Yeah - I think she can use this as a blanket in a pinch. Good idea giving away to relatives, but we're it, so what we don't want will have to go into an estate sale - probably a pretty big one.

Now, Mia. How many knitter own just one measely pair of needles in a certain size? Of course, needles take up less room than table saws! ha!

Your Mom definitely is doing the right thing, Marie. My parent's house was a disaster to sort. I'm so glad my FIL is doing this now - he can be so much help in deciding what is too precious to give away or sell. I have a feeling that some things will just have to be packed away for the children to decide about years down the road. It's hard to tell know what they'll want in 20 years so we need to err on the side of caution.


I feel for you in so many respects with all this ahead of you: finishing a renovation; moving house; parent's issues to sort through; etc


I so totally know what you are dealing with. The emotions of change due to aging and death are volatile. And the chaos of what to do with all those "things" is mind-boggling. We'll all get through it...if we keep a sense of humor, and if we keep on knitting. :)

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