Thanks to Ph.Duck's efforts, nothing was left behind in the apartment. The well-timed appearance of Vaucaunson's Duck and his younger brother was all that was needed to get the furniture out and into the dumpster. Except for the dining room table, which was a transplant from the kitchen of the Old Home Pond. Vauc's brother, who just moved into a new home himself, took possession of it, meaning it "stayed in the family " so to speak.
The coffee table, a lovely little thing Ph.Duck gave me some years ago, also went with Vauc's brother. Good call; it was probably the second-best bit of furniture I had. The computer desk, which was the best, is in storage. Total win, I was expecting to lose it. Vauc's brother also took the one truly odd thing: the top of my old coffee table... a seven-foot long, inch-thick piece of clear plexiglass. I held onto it, mainly because it was much too awkward to get to the dumpster alone, but also because... well, someone somewhere must have a use for something like that, right?
He doesn't know what he's going to do with it either... but if he comes up with something, hrs got it.
All the military history books, all the manga, all the ducks, and all the anime figures: boxed and squirreled away in the basement of the Old Home Pond. I can't believe it really... Ph.Duck went far above what I was hoping for, and I can't thank him enough.
So that's it. Moved in January 15, 2001, moved out 21 years, 8 months and 16 days later.
Now if I ever get out of this nightmare, I don't have a place of my own to come back to. But I'll be able to walk, so I'll have that.
Which is nice.
From a time when the future was bright. Even now that synth-bass is enough to cause a flutter in my mind.
A sad, sad day. May the gods speed the day when you're up & about properly again.
Posted by: GreyDuck at October 18, 2022 08:32 AM (6gH3c)
Yay for not losing your stuff, and Double yay for having friends and family you can depend on when things go to hell. I was facing losing my house in the mid 2000's, and I didn't have any real support network.
Posted by: Mauser at October 19, 2022 10:03 PM (BzEjn)
Checking in late...
Sorry to hear that you had to be moved out. Some kinds of character-building are not fun.
Plexiglas sheets are very useful for keeping maps under, such as gaming maps, and then you can use a plexiglas-friendly dry-erase marker to draw on it, and the special eraser that comes with sets of markers to erase it.
Apparently you need to use gentle cleaning supplies, because powerful ones make plexiglass porous?
Whiteboards are made of melamine, apparently?
Posted by: Suburbanbanshee at October 26, 2022 01:37 PM (sF8WE)