Night before last I got the urge to watch an old TV show I had video taped from a Spanish cable channel back in the 80s. I had no trouble finding the video cassette, but it needed rewinding, and the remote control for the VCR was nowhere to be found. And the VCR has no control buttons on it. All the controls for it are on the the misplaced remote.
Then I remembered that a month or more ago I had tossed out a whole carload of old electronics, and it occurred to me that I may have mistaken that remote from the VCR as the remote for an old portable TV set and may have tossed it out along with all the other stuff.
But, "Not to worry!" I thought to myself, "I'll just go into the back bedroom and dig out my spare VCR. But when I went back there and looked for it, I remembered that I had tossed it out too, along with all my other old electronics. Argh! So, no old movie for me!
But, I thought, I don't have to watch that old video anyway, it's time for me to start practicing some Christmas music on my guitar. And that's when I remembered that I had also tossed out my music stand because it was so big and clunky and taking up space. And I'm under pressure to downsize and move to a smaller place.
I suppose that these kinds of problems are just part of the process of trying to clean out a 70 year accumulation of hoarded junk, and that I should expect more of the same as I make more progress in tossing the better part of my boatload of junk overboard in the course of the next couple of months.
So, here I am, to introduce myself and say "Hi!" in hopes of getting some help and support with this difficult task.
Will in Seattle