2022 is almost over and went by so quick like a flashy comet streaking across the sky. For me, the most important event that happened to me during this year is that I moved out of the house I lived …
2022 is almost over and went by so quick like a flashy comet streaking across the sky. For me, the most important event that happened to me during this year is that I moved out of the house I lived in for ten years and into a new house. What an ordeal the move was and I still cannot find all of my stuff. I gave away many things by putting them out For Free on the lawn of the old house. I took great delight as people stopped and took my antique dressers, patio furniture, wicker chairs garden fencing and everything else I just did not have room for in my new space. It sure was a process and I am completely dumfounded at the massive amount of belongings I had accumulated. Early on this year the Sunshine Hall Library had a free online workshop about the organizing techniques developed by the internationally acclaimed professional Japanese organizing wizard, Marie Kondo. I watched it while taking notes and bought into Marie’s theory that you “only keep those possessions that bring you joy.” I started a massive sweep and organized using her method and then spent the next six months trying to locate stuff I was missing. I learned the hard way that most of my daily essentials do not bring me joy. Then the “move out” variable happened and the bringing me joy aspect flew out the window and instantly turned into the “not going to fit into the new house” problem-a house that came with some very nice furniture of its own. So, starting 2023, I have officially downsized and gladly so. Either way I feel Marie would be proud and I am sure my missing hairdryer will turn up any day now.
As many of us know, D+R Garage in Barryville was sold this year and Don and Ron retired-except they are still doing towing jobs and snow plowing (845-701-2898). The garage site was gutted and retrofitted out and is now a bar and restaurant called the “Oasis.” The new owners were able to find a beautiful wooden bar that was originally from a resort called Tallwood Lodge and Resort which was located on Route 55 in Barryville and closed sometime in the 1950’s. The Oasis has kept the gas pumps which are now open 24 hours and a convenience store that sells essential foods and grab and go deli sandwiches and auto supplies-operating in a manner we refer to in New York City as a neighbourhood bodega. Because it is an Oasis, Roswell Hamrick got the idea to place a six-foot lifelike camel on the roof of the restaurant. I saw the camel in the back of Roswell’s truck and I thought there was going to be a Nativity scene somewhere in town. Now that the camel is installed, there is a contest underway to name the camel and I fully intend to enter my suggestion. I do not think there is a prize for the winning entry but it should be fun. Take a ride to Barryville and grab something to eat and check out the camel-it looks really great. You can enter the camel naming contest by emailing your entry to email@example.com. Best wishes to everyone for a very Happy New Year
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