Of Rats and Jen (Inactive)

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Clearing the Air – or, at least, the shelves

Filed under: Announcements,Daily Life,Movies,Uncategorized — folkcat at 5:41 pm on Sunday, May 25, 2008

I’m still alive. Life is stressful. Costs are rising, and Gryphon is still looking for that extra income we need. The rats continue to do well. I continue to enjoy EQ2, also. Lola’s Ratonga doppleganger, Lolah, is now level 25 and climbing.

I continue to craft, slowly. The sock I was working on has been started over. The smaller gauge on the size 1 needles wasn’t working out, so I went back to my old reliable size 1.5’s. The new sock is about 6, maybe 7 inches along the foot, which is about an inch or two more than I’d gotten to on the first try.

The Adult Surprise Jacket is on hold for the moment. The weather has been warm enough not to want the bulk on my lap. That’s okay – I’ve got the socks to work on, and I’ve started knitting a small supply of dish rags again, too.

Video De-Cluttering

VHS. VCR. I still have a VCR, and multitudes of VHS tapes. Since DVDs and TiVo entered my life, however, the VCR gathers dust, and the tapes take up space on shelves and in boxes.

I’ve actually started weeding out my less viewed DVDs by putting them up at www.half.com. If you want to see what’s for sale there, you can look for the seller folkcatart. The movies are generally good ones, viewed once and kept nicely. They’re just not movies I want to have available to watch over and over again.

Half.com will also list VHS tapes. But from what I’ve seen, I’m not sure how well those move there. So it occured to me to wonder – would any of you be interested in an opportunity to acquire my VHS tapes? I was thinking I could offer them once or twice a week, for the cost of shipping. Maybe I’ll put them in sets like theme packs, tapes all of a similar genre in a bundle.

What do you think? Any potential takers?


Comment by Carrie K

May 25, 2008 @ 8:03 pm

The socks knitting sounds endless, as sock knitting is wont to be.

No takers here for the VHS tapes. My VCR can only handle tapes made on it because the stupid thing is so warped. Once the machine goes…..I’m in the land of Netflix or reruns.

Comment by Judith

May 28, 2008 @ 12:20 am

Are the VHS tapes of things you would want to keep? If so, you might want to think of ripping them to DVD’s. I’ve been finding that 5 to 6 movies will fit on one DVD. VBG – but that still doesn’t reduce the tape bulk. I donated mine to the Tombstone Library and once I pick off what I want in NH will donate the rest to Antrim Library.

Comment by Angela Lee

August 1, 2009 @ 6:33 am

I am assuming you got rid of you Vhs tapes already. But if you have anything to get rid of like that and you decide not to sell it you can always give it to places like the library. At least where I live you can. They buy new books with the money they make off of them and you can probably request craft books you would like to see and if you want to buy, and have a nice comfy place to look at them, your home. 🙂

But selling them for cash is always good too.

Take Care

Comment by Angela Lee

August 9, 2009 @ 8:16 am


Yeah, I have heard some libraries are like yours and don’t do the same things as others. Who knows their reasoning. Well, the ones here aren’t that great either. I had to move away from the greatest library in the US when I lived in Ohio. That library had everything. It was so cool. And they even had a book store that sold books for the library in it. They sold a few other things too.

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