What is it....
about older folks and them not wanting to get rid of anything? My MIL is a hoarder...always has been, always WILL be....I love her to death, but her house drives me nuts. She has magazines, probably from the 80's that "I haven't read them yet"...well, if you haven't read it, I'm SURE it's either been reprinted, talked about or the info has changed since then. I mean come on, how many Family Circle/Women's Day magazines do you need to hang on to? Their attic is full, they have a separate 2 story garage out back of the house...it's COMPLETELY FULL upstairs and down.
Take the new crock-pot she bought Wednesday. She has 2 others. They "don't work as well" as they should. She said she was going to buy the new one and get RID of the other 2 (note: "getting rid of" usually means to try and pawn off on one of her kids, which she proceeds to ask all 3 at some point over the next 6 months whether they want said item or not, and if none of them do, which we usually DON'T, then it gets saved for a yard sale, church bazaar, etc). I asked her if she was going to "get rid of" the other 2 in 2006? She stated well, maybe early 2007. LOL
She already told me she's sorry for the mess she will be leaving when she dies, as she knows it will be DH and I that have to take care of it. The other 2 kids live out of town. I told her it was no problem, the FIRST thing I would do, would be to rent a dumpster and park it in the driveway! She then tells me to be careful, she may have some valuable antiques. I'm not worried about the so-called antiques...I just have to be able to GET to them first!
Saturday, December 30, 2006
What is it....
Posted by Suzanne at 3:23 AM