Geocaching

So even though there’s a great website for geocaching, I decided to buy the Geocaching for Dummies book.  It’s more detailed than the site and talks about different ways to geocache.  It also talks about competitions and hiding geocaches.

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The Goode Family

Mike Judge (Beavis and Butthead and King of the Hill) has a new show coming out in November, The Goode Family.

http://www.tv.com/video/14181/the-goode-family?o=tv&tag=video;watchbtn;0

It’s about an environmental family trying not to leave a carbon footprint.


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June’s Goal

So, I wasn’t very prolific in my writing last month. Writing about uncluttering my house isn’t very exciting. Mostly, it was getting ready for our yard sale next week. We’ll see how that goes. It seems like an overwhelming amount of work.

Anyway, this month is hobby month. I’m doing geocaching. To ready myself, I bought an early Father’s Day Gift, a Magellen Nuvi. Not only is it good with directions, but it’s an MP3 player and holds picture. I can also use it for finding coordinates like: N 37° 38.669 W 077° 19.812.

There’s a lot to learn: Travel Bugs, coins, benchmarks and then there is hiding your own. I joined geocaching.com, so hopefully the site will make it easy to understand and succeed with.

So, if you geocache and are in the Richmond area, let me know.

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Craigslist

Most of you probably know about Craigslist, which I find better than eBay b/c I hate dealing with shipping.  So far, I’ve unloaded a poker table, an exercise machine, an old patio furniture for about $250.  Now, the question is, should I keep doing this before the garage sale, or do I risk having nothing to sell?  For me, it’s instant and easy money with Craigslist, where I cannot tell if something will sell at the garage sale.

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Uncluttering

My wife and I are having a huge garage sale in June, so I decided to move the uncluttering month to May to prepare for our massive sale.

I’d like to point out a website: http://unclutterer.com/, which gives great advice to getting clutter under control.  For example, I read about Powell’s that allows you to  send them your old books for free via the post office and then get credit from them for other used books.

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Warnings

It dawned on me the other day, with everything I’m doing for my wife, that i could only do this for my wife, not Kim if she were just my girlfriend or someone I wanted as a girlfriend.

I doubt anyone is reading this for ideas, but just in case, if you are taking notes, doing these things daily to a girlfriend only makes you a stalker.  My wife can handle me, but someone who doesn’t really know you cannot.

Lately: I showed her the website I made for her, only her (where I really started feeling like a stalker) and drew a bath for her when she wasn’t expecting it.

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A Different Gift

I see a positive side effect of this month, “sweeping my wife off of her feet.”  My 8 year old is picking up on it and even telling her teacher every day what I did.  I hope this puts thoughts in her head about positive relationships before she starts dating.  She’s only 8, but I think I have to fill her head with this type of thing before she’s at least 12 or 13.  I take her on dates, but as she gets older, I’m going to have to do it more frequently, as well as with my 4 year old.

I also saw on Dateline last night Randy Pausch say about his daughter and dating, “Don’t listen to what he says, notice what he does.”  Interesting thought.

So, lately, after the book, I gave her a funny little Hallmark card, created a Playlist for her iPod with songs of love and the new Jack Johnson “album,” a medicine bottle full of things like “back rubs,” and today a check in her purse for a million hugs and kisses.

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