In a little over two weeks, I’ll be moving to my new house. My condo is starting to resemble a warehouse with all the boxes around.
Moving is always a major pain. You’ve got to find good boxes, pack, change addresses, coordinate movers, have painful conversations with utilities, etc. One of the good things about it though is it forces you to go through your stuff and do some “shoveling out” as my father likes to call it. In the process of looking at things I’ve accumulated over the years, I’ve discovered there is a lot of unnecessary junk at my place. Some of it was still in boxes from the last time I moved. I seem to be especially fond of things that probably belong in an electronics museum. In one box (unopened since my last move), I found:
- Sony walkman (yes, that’s for cassette tapes)
- A plethora of 3.5 inch floppy disks
- A zip drive and a dozen 100mb zip disks
- Several computer mice
- Two computer joysticks
- Computer trackball
- Backups for Windows 98 and Windows 95
- Enough coaxial cable, telephone cable and speaker wire to span the City of Madison.
On the bright side, I found a small pocket am/fm radio which I thought I’d lost years ago. Maybe I should unpack the boxes a little sooner when I get to the new place?