Trip to Berwyn

Gary Allman sitting in a plastic garden cair waiting for the trash man to arrive. Color photograph.

Things didn’t go quite as planned The plan was to get the work finished on the house, get the work inspected, have all the rubbish taken away, hire a trailer for the pick-up, load everything to go back to Springfield, and drive home – a day early. Great as this means I can attend EfM …

Waiting for the trash man (365:292) Read More »

Today we made major progress We made a lot of trips to Goodwill today and got rid of just about everything that wasn’t fit to be trashed. Then we started piling up the trash to be carted off on Wednesday. There was some very heavy lifting involved, we moved out all the beds and mattresses. …

In the backyard – Berwyn, Illinois (365:291) Read More »

We had a good first day clearing the house The guys from Brown Elephant took most of the furniture – turning down just a few pieces, and the city inspector only found a couple of minor problems that need to be put right. We took a pick-up load of stuff to Goodwill and started the …

Making Notes (365:290) Read More »

Tomorrow the work begins Tom and I had an uneventful trip up to Chicago. We’re up here to clear Rebbie’s family’s house ready for sale. Ginger and Rebbie were up here a couple of weeks ago, and they sorted through all the papers and cleared out all the cupboards, drawers and stuff. We’re here to …

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