originally posted on 5/19/11
Today’s tantrum is a personal one. I think this is actually a VERY personal one! It is more about ME and MY family than anything, but I am sure many of you will be able to relate!
Many of you know that I live in a single wide mobile home. Now if you have ever lived in a mobile home – at any time in your life – you will know that there is little to no storage or closet space. I actually live in a newer version that has a walk in laundry/pantry room! But, in each room there is a TINY closet and that is it!
So, where do I put all my extra yarn? Christmas stuff? That foot locker of Vintage China that was handed down from my mom? My wedding dress and memories?? Do you see where I am going with this one?
Yes, I know they are necessary, I HAVE to have one, BUT, really? Talk about a money maker. We have had our storage locker for about 12 years and although it started out very cheap it is now much more expensive! Yes, we do pay a little extra to have an indoor one – it mostly houses our memories and things that the Florida heat and moisture might ruin, but still!! With over 600 lockers in the building I am in, boy do they rake in the money? I think this is one of those industries that has you – no matter what – and they know it!
I am guess I am more throwing a Tantrum about the price, but still, it is a Tantrum!! Why, you ask? Because today is the day that hubby and I spend ALLLLLLLL day cleaning out the locker and gathering things for a Garage Sale to be held on Friday and Saturday at my Best Friend, MeMe’s home! I hope to get rid of ALMOST everything!!! There are the few things that I can’t, but everything else…. OUT! Oh boy, then I will be paying for an almost empty locker – different tantrum?!?! But, I’ll get money from the garage sale to pay for the storage locker for another month, right??? Oh, this viscous cycle!!
On a lighter note, I received a letter from Fire Mountain Gems and Beads that my Celtic Art Sun Catcher has been selected for the second round of judging in the FMG Seed Bead contest!!! I now have to send it in for photos! I am so very excited!!!! I can’t believe it! It will still be a few months before I know anything, but I am still very very very excited!
Today I would like to have you all remember that life must be cleaned out
– at least –
every once in a while! ~KM