Re: [gardeners] OT Men's Clutter, Congrats to George!

Linda Baranowski-Smith (
Sun, 4 Oct 1998 12:59:33 -0400

>Ain't necessarily a man thang. My wife inherited both the artistic and the
>pack rat genes from her Mom. The art studio is referred to as the "Black
>Hole" as in things go in there and are never seen again. The dog walks by
>the studio and the hair on her back stands up and she growls. Of course my
>space is different, primarily because I just tossed about a 20-year
>accumulation of "stuff", enough to fill to overflowing a 110 gallon trash
>container that nearly herniated two trash collectors as they emptied it.
>That is in addition to two 30-gallon trash bags full of nothing but paper.
>Miz Anne is plumb jealous of how neat my office looks now. Next is my
>clothes closet, there's at least 4 sizes of trousers in there that need
>culling and some shoes that haven't seen the light of day in years. Hmmm,
>wonder what's in the attic?

George, you are to be congratulated on this fine job of decluttering.  My
DH just gave me a book to read, Living the Simple Life by Elaine St. James.
The back of the book jacket reads "You'll see that simplifying is not
necessarily about getting rid of everthing..."  Guess I'll read the book
today.  It's a crummy day outside anyway.

Linda in NW Ohio near Toledo/Lake Erie, USDA Zone 5