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bibliophile packrat moving 
1st-Jun-2012 02:26 pm
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At work, many of my coworkers are moving from one space -- some to empty cubes in my current office, some spread around in other offices. The space they moved out of will be remodeled, and I (along with several others) will be moving (back) into it. I don't have a move date yet, but I have a ton of stuff, so I'm getting started packing up. I've been encouraged by at least 2 levels above me to take this as an opportunity to cull some stuff I no longer need. And I am. But it hurts. 3 books, (c) 1985, for a computer language I no longer use, which ran on the mainframe which we no longer have; financial statements; Training docs for the system I currently use, created for 3 upgrades ago. I weep to put them into the recycle bin, but while I have long been the Librarian of the World and the Keeper of All the Misc Stuff... there comes a time when it just has to go.

But I'd still be happier if someone came along and took them to keep.

But the people who'd do that are me 3 years ago, so I'm not publicizing this.

Much.

Were's my Antigrav Unit and Bookshelf of Holding?
Comments 
1st-Jun-2012 06:36 pm (UTC)
Would any of this be of interest to the folks at Bentley?
3rd-Jun-2012 11:12 pm (UTC)
That's a great idea, and I wish so, but I somehow doubt it. Aren't they mostly concerned with items that document the university, the buildings, the teachers, the students? I don't think they'd really care about old Banyan Vines manuals or old RAMIS books or old SAS documentation. Or the "benefits" of the reorg-du-jour.
5th-Jun-2012 02:30 pm (UTC)
The "'benefits' of the reorg-du-jour" might qualify for University history, but I take your point.
1st-Jun-2012 11:39 pm (UTC)
I really understand the difficulties here! I only am not totally crammed into my condo by this time in my life is due to so many moves and culling a touch every time. Averaging a move every couple of years has been good for something :).
3rd-Jun-2012 11:15 pm (UTC)
I never managed to leave anything behind any time I moved -- intentionally, that is. At one point, my staff was assumed to be trash by the person helping me, and it was left in the moving truck, and by the time I went back to the place we'd borrowed the truck from, it had been disposed of. More likely I am to absorb things that previous tenants left behind.
3rd-Jun-2012 09:24 pm (UTC)
Be careful, sweetheart, or someone will make a TV program about you... Hoarders 'R Us or some such thing. xoxo
3rd-Jun-2012 11:19 pm (UTC)
Chuckle. I may be extreme, but I don't think I'm superlatively extreme ... yet. Maybe I need to get worse so they'll pay me money to put me on the screen AND do my work for me...

My mother was a depression era baby, and I am surely my mother's daughter.
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