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Selling Out for the Big Move
by Katy Purviance on 02/17/08 @ 06:10:48 pm
Categories: Class Notes | 258 words | 8102 views

I have to move!

I have to move into a really tiny place! And then, when I get my grad school acceptance letter(s), I’ve got to move again! I’m in LA…I’ve applied to schools in the Northwest, the South, and New England. So no matter where I go, I’ll be moving across the country.

I figure, it would be better ("cheaper") to sell my furniture now, rather than paying for a storage unit and then expending the extra truck and fuel costs it would take to move across the country. And then, you know, going onto Craigslist to replace the drafting table.

Hold on tight, I gotta bust out of this brown box so that I can show you some photos (I’ve got packing to do; no time to Photoshop!):

So, do you need a drafting table?
Drafting Table

Or a 4′ x 8′ solid oak dining table?
Dining Table

Or an REI external frame backpack?
External Frame Backpack

Or my complete collection of stained glass tools and supplies?
Dining Table

If you’re in Los Angeles (or feel like coming to Los Angeles) and you would like to support a worthy cause and score some awesome furniture at the same time, check out my ads on Craigslist:

Drafting Table

Oak Dining Room table

REI Backpack

Stained Glass Tools & Accessories

My 1980 Strawberry Shortcake Lunch Box

My 1981 Strawberry Shortcake Glass Canister

Lava Lamp Night Light

Wind-Up Jesus & Wind-Up Nun

Roller Skates

Skeleton Model

Glasses from The Great Muppet Caper, Pac Man, the Challenger Space Shuttle, & Northwoods Inn

Large Wall Map of San Gabriel Valley

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