Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Another Rejection

I just received a second rejection from a consignment store for my living/dining room furniture.  I'm not taking it personally because I inherited it, but I'm concerned that it's becoming a monkey on my back.  I'm not sure what's next.  I have a friend from OR coming Friday and she's an expert in downsizing so I'm hoping she'll have some other options for me.  

I got an email from RVing Women yesterday that while we're at the rv maintenance boot camp we're going to take a tour of the Monaco factory.  If my memory serves me correctly, Monaco is a high end coach so the tour should be interesting.  

I took a load of stuff to Goodwill today and they accepted it all.  At least somebody likes my stuff!!  I had a bunch of running around to do today so I didn't get any more packing done. 

There's a pretty decent second hand bookstore that I go to once in awhile and I stopped by there yesterday.  I found an interesting looking book called Support Your RV Lifestyle...An Insider's Guide to Working on the Road.  I haven't started reading it yet but it looks like it's packed with interesting information.  If I learning anything interesting I'll let you know.

I'm aware that what I'm writing tonight feels like bullet points and I'm not liking it.  I guess I'm more flummoxed by the rejection than I thought and I'm having trouble coming up with anything cohesive to talk about.

So I'm going to quit  for tonight.

Loving the sunshine,



  1. Bullet points work. You can say a lot without rambling.

  2. Jeana, I don't recall if you considered maybe renting with option to use furniture? I have a few RVing books on how to full time on the cheap and about workamp etc. if we meet up in Tucson you are welcome to read them.

  3. hope you manage to figure out what to do with the furniture..although JoJo has a good idea..renting the condo furnished?

  4. I have the attention span of a gnat, so I kinda liked the "bullet points". No need for apologies.

  5. I like your writing style, don't change it :) Did I miss it, or did you try putting your furniture on craigslist?

  6. Just a sign of the times...what we thought were our assets have become almost a liability because of taxes and insurance...sometimes you just have to let go of things.

  7. Unfortunately, unless they are true antiques, older furniture - even if good furniture - isn't what's wanted now. I think Craig's List is a good idea - post good pics and keep the price low. I figured anything is okay at some point, so I didn't have to pay someone to haul it away.
    Also, renting furnished is a good thing to try in the beginning. Not only would it solve the furniture issue, but you can charge a bit more. And if you aren't planning to keep the furniture, anyway, it won't matter if it's damaged during the rental period. That was my thought when I was going to rent my condo, before the estate sale. :)

  8. If you do not want to rent furnished, there is always goodwill for the furniture too:(

  9. Nothing wrong with bullet points. The stores only want old antique furniture they can steal. Craigslist is probably the best bet.