May 11, 2010
Classified, ME Newsletter, Vol. 3, Issue 19
I’m buzz tired.
I’ve committed to another northerly move. A slight 40 miles above my present coordinates, the relocation will and has already sparked changes. First, there’s the short categorical list of things to do. Second, there’s the partially detailed but still generalized by-room list. Third, there’s the flow sheet step-by-step tiny-tasks to do on a daily basis. Within eight weeks I hope to be organized to the point of merely directing short-traveled numerically labeled boxes to their new room assignments.
I’m looking forward to paring down and selling off extraneous items.
Baker’s rack, miscellaneous duplicate tools, game table, full size bed, library bookcase, dual twin king sized bed, sofa, treadmill, entertainment center, surround sound system, TV, dining room table, wardrobe, laser printer, washer, dryer, patio set, deep fryer, display shelf, 10 gallon pickle crock, corner desk, antique dry sink with copper insert, burl wood bedside table, fax machine, antique dishes, fondue set, reading table with lamp, small round coffee table, 2 wood based lamps, lots of kitchen items, cookbooks, and whatever else I come across that falls into my newly revised “unnecessary” classification.
I’m looking forward to the semi-urban setting; only classified that way because there isn’t a convenience store directly below my apartment. Yes, I still moon some things about Manhattan. There are, however, stores, restaurants and even an entire shopping mall within walking or short driving distance. I will have a 3-mile commute, which I don’t have to drive if I don’t feel like it – a free MBlue bus stop is a short walk away. The apartment comes with a decent multi-equipped work-out facility, large heated pool, hot tub, tanning bed, and a perpetual coffee station sometimes equipped with freshly baked cookies, as well. The affordably rentable club house comes with a baby grand piano, a flat screen wall TV, and a street-vendor size popcorn popper on wheels.
Although, classifiable as amenities, when moving from a house to an apartment, what these things really add up to is additional living space; square footage I don’t have to maintain!
I’m looking forward to getting back to my youth inspired hippie-chick days with a twist of middle-aged semi-responsibility that I’m only slightly sorry about. Being semi-responsible does have some semi-advantages. I’d considered explaining that this week, but changed my mind. Sorry – that’s classified… at least for now.
In this issue: Playing to your strengths, classified, amenities, Craig's List, Body Clock
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