The Friday Reminder and Prompt for #SoCS Sept. 26/2020

Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “container.” Use the word “container” any way you’d like. Or think about a container of some kind and write about it. Enjoy!

Thanks Linda! Full details of the prompt can be found here
Memories of our house move in 2014 immediately come to mind.
Readers of that time may well remember the nightmare sale and our buyers leaving us completely in the dark as regards completion on the sale of their own property, then expecting us to pack up, store everything and move out in less than a week with nowhere to go!

Anyway, in line with Linda’s prompt, as things turned out, we pulled a blinder and were able to find storage and move our stuff there within a week.
Where?
In a twenty foot shipping container.
You’ve heard of downsizing haven’t you? Well, that’s what we did, and everything we kept, including my Peugeot 206 car, was stored in a shipping container for about three months.

Then we bought the boat.
Compared to our house, this was not much bigger than a tupperware container, and 99% of what we’d kept was given away.
Even that was too much to fit in, so 99% of that was also given away, including the containers containing our stuff.
I often say that we actually downsized to a thimble.

About pensitivity101

I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination and wacky sense of humour which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! We have an elderly dog called Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. From 2014 to 2017 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat where we made strong friendships both on and off the water. We were close to nature enjoying swan and duck families for neighbours, and it was a fascinating chapter in our lives. We now reside in a small bungalow on the Lincolnshire coast where we have forged new friendships and interests.
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9 Responses to The Friday Reminder and Prompt for #SoCS Sept. 26/2020

  1. willowdot21 says:

    You don’t do things by half 💜

  2. You must have had to repurchase everything when you bought your new house ten, Di. Gosh, a lot of effort.

    • Apart from a 12″ by 6″ coffee table, we had nothing, so out of the house budget, we not only had to buy the property, cover our legal fees and taxes plus immediate bills, but furnish it too. We were doing OK until we needed a new boiler (2 weeks in) and that took £2000 so we made do with what we’d managed to buy. Priority was a new mattress and bedframe, some friends had given us two swivel chairs and we bought a second hand sofa bed. The important thing was it was home.

  3. That must have quite an adjustment. In my case, I’ve moved twice and each time my stuff seems to have doubled in size!

  4. murisopsis says:

    I can’t imagine! I’d have had a real problem especially when some of the things have sentimental value.

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