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Saturday, August 22, 2009

Tote That Barge, Lift That Bale . . . . Pack Mule Weekend

What is less fun than root canal work, but more fun than going to prison?

And moving on a hot humid day or in the rain is even more of a laugh riot.

That is what we are doing these three days -- Friday, Saturday and Sunday --
helping daughter Anne move into her apartment as she starts graduate school.

It's an adorable vintage apartment -- wait till you see pictures of the original floors! -- but it's up 26 steps.

Oy. Wish us luck. Yesterday, Friday, was in the 90s and as close as a kidnapper's chloroform hankie.

Thank goodness Anne has youthful stamina!
Today it is raining. I can't imagine what delights tomorrow will bring.

I will see you on Monday. Precious little computer time for me for a few days.

Meanwhile, here's a little collage of vintage cocktail napkins.

Howard says I have too much stuff, and if I want to continue to go
thrifting and antiquing, I should consider recycling what I already have.

When he's right, he's right.

I signed on with Etsy last year, and purchased a few things. Great site, great fun, so now I'm listing some things for sale. Eventually I'll add these cocktail napkins. I tried to do so the other day, but the computer gods were not on my side.

It feels a little like offering my children for sale but the difference is,
someone might actually want my old stuff.

The house in the collage is not for sale! :-)

Have a lovely weekend, my friends! -- Cass


  1. Hello Cass,
    I hope it all goes well for all with the move. How exciting!
    I'll check out your Etsy store.

    Blessings to you for a good weekend my friend. ~Melissa ;)

  2. Oh, Cass you and your metaphors just make me giggle.....I'll check out your Etsy store, too........hope the latter part of moving miss Anne goes extremely she very near to your home????


  3. This brings back memories of my time in graduate school - in Philadelphia. We all helped each other move and it was invariably on the hottest, most humid day of the summer! I was younger then, of course! Have a great weekend!

  4. What does he mean, cut back? You are shipping out a daughter and a bunch of stuff of hers. Now you have even more room for stuff. Men! What do they know?

  5. I don't envy you. As much as I dislike to paint, I think I dislike to move even more.

  6. We went to Mammoth Lakes when our son moved into his new condo. Do you know how many times our kids can move? It's allot! Hope all goes well. Don't hurt yourself.

  7. I hear you, Cass! We moved Abby into her dorm on Thursday. The 11th floor. We had an elevator but the line was 3000 miles long. Thankfully we had good weather but it was a long day. Doesn't Anne have any muscular friends of the male species?? As her mother, that would have been my first question! lol!!

    Love the napkins! I am new to ebay so I am just catching on to this stuff. I am wondering how the shipping works when you order an inexpensive item. Can it be more than the item itself?

    Stay cool & dry this weekend, Cass!


  8. Oh my goodness. I hate to move. I hope it goes well. Have as much fun as possible. Hugs, Marty

  9. Ah, the idea of moving into a new place is exciting, but the move itself is quite daunting.

    I like your collage of the vintage napkins. Very cool.

    Oh, and your metaphors are hilarious. I would love to use one in my blog, Quoting the Quotable, with your permission of course. I would give you full credit. They're just too good not to share.

    Great post. Hope the move goes well.

  10. That's sweet of you to help her. Once mine got to graduate school they were definitely on their own and miraculously all 4 older ones have at least their masters degrees (Steve's still working on his bachelors). Now, I did help the two oldest with their bachelors. I drove them to campus, dropped them off and told them follow the crowd. Figured if they couldn't figure it out themselves they shouldn't be in college (is that mean?)and they in turn helped the two next in line.

    Should insert it was a relatively small christian college in a fairly small town in Texas, so I'm not that mean, and they were together (and to be honest they were kinda bossy anyway).

    They did go on to get their masters degrees in top notch schools for their degrees too Yale and University of Washington.

    I wish Anne all the best. I bet she's sure glad she has you guys for parents! Ha

  11. My lovely Lillypad has moved three (3!!!) times since last November. We have become expert at toting and lifting and getting impossibly-shaped objects around impossibly-tight corners.
    Have fun!

  12. Cass - you have my understanding, my flat is down 54 steep steps.

    An exciting time for Anne, I'm sure she will do well.

    best wishes to you all from Down Under,

    Michelle and Zebbycat

  13. You make me laugh; I love your sense of humor. Try to think of the steps as 26 steps to happy thighs. Howard is a good man for suggesting recycling...I am looking forward to visiting your shop.

  14. Well, just be careful and don't hurt yourself trying to get her moved. You don't want to be in a steel boot like me.


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