Friday, April 22, 2022

Another Milestone In The Books

 Two weeks ago I submitted my last bit of paperwork to the Florida State Retirement System to initiate
my monthly payments.  Now, my retirement is a mere pittance, as my time as an employee in the school system was MANY years ago when I was making maybe $6.00 an hour.  I know, BIG money.  It may buy a tank or two of gas for our truck. 

The day-to-day around here does not vary too much.  I get up early, check eBay orders and eBay email, and pack up orders if there are any.  Spot clean and pick up around the house, run errands, and maybe hit up a thrift store. I did renew my eBay store subscription for another year, and I think this will be my last year selling online.  My store will be having lots of sales to reduce inventory. 

I have been purging and getting rid of stuff daily.  It may be little things or a couple of big things.  The goal is to move or rehome 5 items a day.  This week I am going through old photo books that my mom had.  They are mostly photos of hers while she was a young woman transitioning from living and growing up on a farm to her life in the service. 

With the purge, I have been going through my mom's jewelry.  My dad bought her necklaces and bracelets that she never wore. She was not a big fan of jewelry, she only wore a watch, not even her wedding rings. I distributed a few pieces to my kids, well the ones that wanted any of the pieces. The rest I will sell.  In fact, I already sold her 10k gold class ring at a local pawn shop.  It was my first time in a pawn shop and I was nervous.  But the transaction went fine and I will be going back. 

I posted of few of the pics on her hometown Facebook page to see if any family members of the people in the pics wanted the pics.  A few did and I mailed those out.  The rest of the album is going to the town library, they reached out and asked for it.  They will use it to document the history of the people and of the village. The town or village she grew up in has consistently had a population of around 600 -700 (maybe a bit less today) but the residents are passionate about their history. 

Today's agenda:  

Pack up a couple of eBay orders

Purge a few items   Taking to Thrift store Monday. They are not accepting donations today.

Vacuum and Mop kitchen floor

Run to the post office. 

That's enough for now lol

Hope your day is awesome!


  1. I love that idea of rehoming or purging 5 items a day. I am going to try that.

    1. I hope it does help! I either throw out 5 things that are not worth sending to the thrift and they can be big or small items. Or bag it up and take it to the Thrift. I really need to whittle stuff down lol

  2. I'm in purging mode too. I drop off bags of items every other week. It's not so much our personal stuff, but Ebay stuff. I'm overwhelmed by the sheer amount of stuff, because I'm a 'less is more' person. I like the 5 daily items plan of yours. I might have to implement something similar.

    1. The eBay stuff IS overwhelming.I am running big sales in my eBay store to move that stuff, and I am not really listing anymore to speak of. I now end 25 listings a day and then immediately "SEll Similar" of the same 25 listings to simulate new listings and maybe help the ebay algorithim.