Wednesday, December 10, 2008

The Last Christmas at Matilija--such as it is

Hi people, thought I should put up a post, if for no other reason that to allow you to know I am still alive and kicking. As you all know I am in the process of selling my home, and agonizing over what to keep (to feather my nest at my new place), what to sell off for whatever I can get for it, and trying to get organized and start packing up.

Not knowing exactly where I am going to settle, what size place I will settle in makes deciding what furniture to keep a real problem, then there is the 16 tons of "decorative" stuff that makes a place a home to keep or sell or give away (sigh). However have started on that. Sold my Japanese Garden light tower to my neighbor, who is in the process of dismantling it , to be reassemble in his back yard. My Niece Melanie has adopted my bronze cranes, (five foot free standing ) and they will next in her yard. My nephew Eric, will take the pair of 37" tall wood sculptures currently adorning my master bath and dining room. My other neighbor has purchased one of the five lamps I have.------so it begins.

I took a deep breath and have purchase some two dozen boxes, and if I can stop procrastinating will begin the fun task of removing brick-a-brack and packing it up. and too, sorting through all the books in the house and deciding which to keep which to sell or give away.

My Niece Tish is keen on doing a yard sale to dispose of clothing, sweaters, jackets, suits, as well as the ton of kitchen dishware I no longer want (example, two dozen champagne flutes, a George
Foreman Grilling Machine, etc, etc, etc. ---

I most likely too, will be having an estate sale, but first gotta decide what I AM keeping----decisions, decisions, decisions-----Anyway that's why I am not posting as often, but hopefully at some point in the not to far distant future I will be relocated and manage to regain some control of this old dude's place in the sun.


  1. Gary, Be sure I will follow you.... You will not get rid easily of me!
    In the meantime I wish that everything will turn good. Bon courage !

  2. Just take it one step at a time Gary. It sounds like you have it all under control.

  3. I don't envy you at all. Glad to see you blogged. I was worried. Wasn't sure what was going on. I'm with Judi, just take everything one step at a time.

  4. Good to hear from you. These life-changing periods are never easy.....I'll be thinking about you and checking on you. Don't forget to take care of yourself!

  5. Yeah Gary - glad you checked in. I do not envy you the tasks ahead. But just plug away and you will come through it. Best wishes guy.

  6. appreciate the advice and support from ya all, doing my best to keep a stiff upper lip, and a confident smile on my face----and yeah I know at some point in the future this will pass-----time will tell. (lol)


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