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Tuesday, August 29, 2006

Simplify

It's been one thing after another around here lately. Illness, surgery, recovery, eBay drama, business trip, more eBay drama, different illness. And there's more to come - a trip to Atlanta this weekend, getting my mom's costume website up for business before I leave for Italy, and eBay drama part III.

For the past several months, I've been selling stuff on eBay. I sell more each month and make more money each month, but naturally it's been taking more time.

I really enjoy it, and we all know I love money. But it's getting to the point where I can't even relax at home. I have to be doing something on eBay all the time. Taking photos of stuff, measuring stuff, listing stuff, shipping stuff, buying more stuff to sell. And even when I'm not doing that, I'm checking just one more time to see if anything's sold or staring at my inventory spreadsheet and planning what to list next.

My psyche is suffering for it, and so is the house. Our once charmingly cluttered house has crossed over into pigsty territory. No progress has been made on the bathroom in weeks, and I've begun feeling hopeless instead of hopeful.

Recently two unpleasant developments - a fee increase and drama over photos - have thrown a wrench in my previously smooth-running eBay machine. I think this is a sign that I should slow down. I just wish this had happened BEFORE I bought a big bunch of stuff to sell.

Still, I'm happy to simplify my life a bit. To Darwin's great relief, I'll have time to nag him about working on the house again.

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Christine said...

I hope you take lots of pictures during your trip to Italy, and share them with us!

7:01 AM  
merideth said...

ahhh italy...we loved it so much we wanted to settle in...pick up "The Reluctant Tuscan" for a funny, light read to get you in the mood and start your decompressing now

3:54 PM  

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