Joe has gone bugs and is cleaning out the basement like a mad man. This summer I talked about a "time capsule unintentional" when I went through 2 boxes in the upstairs closet. Well there are dozens of boxes in the basement. Oh what a job. We are ridiculous pack rats. I think when we moved here we thought we have this huge house, we'll never fill it, but hence we have. Joe and I just threw away all our high school & college work. So dumb to keep it. I did keep my 7th grade journal work. I just couldn't throw it out as it had nice notes back from my all-time fave teacher. I did read quite a few hokey notes on folders from friends. I guess I wasn't as mature of a teen as I thought I was. Oh such a dork.
Probably the funniest thing from the findings was Tommy seeing all my old work and saying "wow you really were Dawn Osantowski." I guess it's unbelievable that I used to have Grandpa's last name. He also liked the folder where I filled the back cover with "I Love Joe, I Love Joe." Oh and I had forgotten this one, I wrote a note to Joe's kids in his senior yearbook. I put a P.S. in there saying, "who knows maybe I'm your Mother." Oh the oddities.
So back to purging, we also loaded up the van with all our college textbooks. I wish I had sold them back to SVSU when I had the chance but I always thought I would maybe need them. But since they've been in the basement for 8 years, off they go. It was kind of neat to read a few of my papers I had written, I also had a note from a college professor warning me she'd try and convince me not to get married. So many things we forget. But I can now say once and for all, that chapter in my life won't be revisited, it's all gone, well at least it's in the garage until Friday's garbage day. I'm sure there won't be a paper rescue.
Joe brought up a bunch of baby items too. The carseat, swing, diaper genie, a ton of clothes, burp clothes, receiving blankets, etc. Things are slowly coming along. We have so much stuff!! It's really making me hope for a girl just so I can get all new clothes, our boy stuff is looking pretty ratty. But then I think a boy will be cheaper and gosh darn they are just so much fun.
***Picking this up 8:00 Monday night*** Last night I was in the middle of said post and got the dreaded BSOD. Joe ordered me a new hard drive so he is working on that tonight. Hopefully my laptop will be saved.
Anyways, carrying on. Joe took a few moments to read some pages of my Dad's 1975 diary that was down there. My parents got married that year and according to Joe my Dad probably never imagined his children reading it. He said it was really interesting but I won't read it. Ick factor. I guess my Mom wrote a few things in there also. Spookular.
So the purging will continue as Joe is hoping to possibly get the basement finished. Wouldn't that be nice? It's going to be a battle getting it ready though. We have got to be the most unorganized couple on the planet