1. Buy a new high-end electric glass cooktop.
  2. Have it installed.
  3. Read the owner’s manual’s admonishment against using cast-iron skillets because they are prone to scratching the cooktop.
  4. Use a cast-iron skillet anyway. Inform spouse you will be careful.
  5. An hour later, spouse sees scratches in the glass cooktop.
  6. Hilarity ensues.

We priced storage facilities yesterday. Yikes! It depends on the location, but a 10′ x 10′ space costs between $200-$230 a month plus tax.

We’ve heard stories about people storing things for years, and when they empty their storage container most of the stuff goes into a dumpster. That’s insane! You paid lots of money to hold on to that junk only to discard it!

Why do humans hold onto stuff? What is it about “stuff?”

We’re moving our goods out of the basement in preparation for painting. And now we’re throwing out more stuff. We’ve done this once and are doing it again. Stuff to Goodwill, stuff to charities, stuff to recycling…

I hope we can stick to a 10 x 10 or maybe even squeeze down to a 10 x 5. You don’t want to know the prices for 10 x 15 or 10 x 20 storage!