Black Acorn Dogs

Tuesday, January 01, 2008

I discovered this fall how easily it happens that people rent storage units and then never quite manage to give them up. We rented a 10 x 10 unit out of necessity when we put the house on the market this summer, and when we came off the market in November, I thought for a short time to have the unit cleared out by the end of the year so we could save the hefty monthly fee. I realized pretty quickly though, that it was worth quite a bit of money to me not to have all that crap back in the house. Lordie, did we have a lot of clutter. The next part of the plan was that we could try to get the stuff back that we need and care about, and maybe consolidate down into a smaller unit that we could just keep going for now. Hah. Despite the fact that there are a number of items we'd really like back, we've made one single trip up, and this whole holiday weekend passed without us managing to add to that tally.

How we did spend time today was that we went out geocaching again and made it a good excuse to go walking in the cold. We walked something between 3 and 5 miles and were pretty glad to get back home at the end of it, especially since the wind had picked up and we couldn't feel our hands. So far, we've found 3 caches out of 7 or 8 that we've hit. Three of the ones we can't find, we've been back to more than once. Argh! I do still think it'll be easier as we get more experience, and the hunt really is half the fun. We certainly won't run out of caches to look for since I downloaded 44 sites in Ashburn alone (there are more than those!) plus a bunch near work or along my commute in Arlington and quite a few near places that we often shop in Sterling. Yep, this is pretty addictive.