FOR THE LOVE OF JUNK

SOME WOMEN DREAM OF BEAUTIFUL HOMES AND PERFECTION. SOME DREAM OF THE DIAMOND IN THE ROUGH, OUTCAST ITEMS, THE TATTERED, THE CRAZED, THE RUSTED AND SOMETIMES DISCARDED TREASURES. IM A MEMBER OF THE SECOND GROUP. I'M A JUNKER FOR LIFE!



Friday, September 10, 2010

The way we were


Dear God! I'm worn out. Every part of me hurts. We have been working non stop on getting my older home ready for rent, we moved my household into my new place and for the last 2 weeks we have been cleaning, moving, sorting, dumping, literally killing myself in the process of getting my junk out of the old shop address. Logistically this have been the biggest undertake in my hole life. I have tried to protect my husband health by letting him stay at home and worked around the details at the new shop and the house. I figured that with his bad back he would have been out of commission fast and without me bringing an income I need him to take care of all the bills for now.


I miss my old shop. A lot of the stuff in the pictures is gone. Still , we have brought truck loads after truck loads to the new place. Mind you the new shop is 800 sf smaller. I'm going to be facing a great challenge making most of the stuff fit in the space I have now.


  This is how the old shop looks today. Sooo sad. Some of my costumers have been freaking out thinking I'm going out of business. I am NOT. This is my life and I love doing what I do.
I'm getting rid of a lot stuff, figurines, dishes, fabrics, etc. I will be selling the stuff at 90% below cost. Why storing the stuff when nobody is buying?. I refuse to pay storage on stuff that will not make me any money. I rather let the stuff go and called it a lost.


                                                                         SO SAD


I must look toward the future and all the great things to come. I'm trying to keep myself alive in the process. My back is killing me, I stay up at night in pain. The next morning I get up and do it all again. I know is worth it. I forgot to mention God's provision. He has blessed my with wonderful friends. I have great packers, some great muscles on weekends and some great cooks that have fed me and my husband. I thank God for all of them and you know who you are. Thank you, I could have not done alone. Let's see what today brings, I'm tired but ready. Blessings, Marta.

7 comments:

Terry Lee said...

bless your heart, marta! you better slow down girl and get yourself some rest. i mean it!

yes, it'll all be worth it. you are so talented and creative. can't wait to see your new shop!!

take it easy, girl.

hugs,
terry lee

Tammy at Tattered and Timeless said...

You go Marta..it is hard I am sure. If I were there I'd help you out as I love to do displays. I can't wait to see your new space all "marta-fied" It is going to rock.
We are planning on coming out to Texas - belton next mid june I will be sure to stop in and meet, visit and shop.
tammy

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Try to get a little rest in between the moving. Good luck with the new shop. Times are changing and I guess we have to change with them.

Marydon said...

Don't push yourself. Best of luck with your new shop.
Have a wonderful PS weekend.
TTFN ~Marydon

vintagesue said...

hi marta...you workaholic lady you. i love you. i miss you and i would help you if i was still there....which translates to....i would buy a bunch of your stuff to get it off your hands and bring you coffee. haha.
things will work out. your new shop will be worth all the work. change is so hard. i go thru it constantly and it's sooo hard.
wish i was there to share the pain and the fun. give your husband my best. oh...and have fun. i know how much you love to do that!!
take care
s

Sares said...

It all comes down so much quicker than it goes up. Moving the heavies is always the hardest.

PatriciaBickford said...

Marta,

How are you doing? I was gone to Brazil for 2 months, got back and have not been online much... Did you move the shop? To where????
I need to come by to visit...
Best of LUCK!!! You rock !!!!