Suddenly Gone

December 29, 2009

Check out (this link) about a woman in Las Vegas who lives in a condominium that was next to another condo that was in foreclosure.  A company was hired to “trash out” the foreclosed property, which means taking absolutely everything out of the condo and throwing it all away.  In this case the company trashed out the wrong condo and now this woman has an empty home.

Per the article she lost, “My clothes, my wedding dress, baby pictures, wedding photos, my dishes, my towels, my jewelry, anything you could possibly have in your house.” She was ready to go through a dumpster to rescue some of it, but they couldn’t even tell her where it was thrown away.  Just came home one day and it was all gone.

I ran across this story a week ago on the web, but I keep thinking about it.  What a shock that must have been!  How would you or I feel if this was done to us?

She mentioned some “memory clutter” type stuff, which is always the hardest to let go of.  If there is a silver lining in this disaster, perhaps it is that she doesn’t have to decide what to keep and what to discard.  Of course I’m the one who wants to become a minimalist, and not everyone is like me.

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