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Over The Town Fence - Some random thoughts

Updated on August 25, 2012

Funny, isn't it, the things that drift through our minds?

I have a thought once in awhile, sometimes two!
I have a thought once in awhile, sometimes two! | Source

Thoughts in the midst of cleaning out the guest room, where everything has had its chance to be a "guest" in storage!

Just random, so here goes:

Some old notes from a Special Warfare Course at Ft. Bragg surfaced and are now shredded, lest some house burglar should steal them and decide to become a terrorist instead of a robber!

A 1984 letter from my dad spoke of relatives who died before he did, and memories I still hold dear; ones he did too. I will copy it and send the copy to my mother to enjoy reading.

How is it so easy to start another business before putting the last one to sleep, and disposing of all its records, etc.? Blame the IRS for my having to retain all that stuff that now I need to dispose of. It does resupply my paper clips!

Did you ever "lose" something and say "I know it's here somewhere!" Well, I just found it, though it is now about three years later.

When you box the loose stuff, it looks neater, but don't forget to label the boxes, e.g. "Demas' Desktop Miscellaneous", or "Sort and File", "Skim and Skip", "Old Miscellaneous", "CAUTION: Legal Papers", and "Get Back To - Sometime".

Procrastinating throwing things away allows them to turn into valuable antiques.

The quick solution to a cluttered desk? It's simple, buy another desk. After all, if a cluttered desk is the sign of a cluttered mind, what is an empty desk a sign of?

It could be that the best way to demonstrate a need to get back to a healthy weight would be to send someone a news clipping of them doing something when they were fit!

I wonder how long my shredder will last, if I shred all this stuff?

Being careful to shred is important. Don't just throw away old applications without checking to see if it called for your Social Security number. When in doubt, shred!

It takes the same amount of time, probably less!, to organize as you go, as it does to do it in that imagined "one fell swoop" later. Probably less because the items to organize or throw out are still fresh in your mind as to their relative importance.

I wonder how much cardboard, magazines, and scrap paper are getting these days? I think I have enough to make it pay for the gas it can take to get it to the recycle place for enough cash to buy an ice cream. Now there's a random thought: ice cream.


© 2012 Demas W. Jasper All rights reserved.


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    • picklesandrufus profile image

      picklesandrufus 5 years ago from Virginia Beach, Va

      I resemble this hub! Will I ever be totally uncluttered...probably not. Good read!!

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      Kate McBride 5 years ago from Donegal Ireland

      Some more of your usual gems of wisdom here.Thanks for sharing this hub

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 5 years ago from Riga, Latvia

      Gave me quite a few chuckles. Especially when I picture me starting to wade through the two small rooms we have which we have kept as throw it in there if is it's not needed at the moment rooms. lol I just might find things that will bring in money when most needed or at the least a great deal of inspiration for another hub.

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      Janhorner 5 years ago

      I shred all the rubbish mail and things I don't need to keep once a month. I let it all build up a year ago, and the poor shredder died on me because it was being over used at one time. That taught me a lesson!

      I put things away and forget I've got them until I start having a clear out!

      I agree with them cluttered desk etc.


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      Deb Hirt 5 years ago from Stillwater, OK

      Yes, an empty desk could be a sign of something, or lack thereof!

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      wetnosedogs 5 years ago from Alabama

      I am a pack rat myself and can't let go of stuff that I really should. Enjoyed this chuckle.

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      carol stanley 5 years ago from Arizona

      Lots of interesting thoughts here. I am going to share this.

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      Mark G Weller 5 years ago from Lake Charles, LA.

      laughs, so true!!