The kids and I have been cleaning and clearing. We've been in this house for 12 years so the stuff has added up!. The ex left on April 28 and his initial "request" was that the house be sold (that deadline has passed) and us out by the end of the summer. THAT IS NOT HAPPENING - but, it's obvious that it will happen at some point so I've started the early process of getting rid of junk.
The garage is now half-full of the kids old stuff and some of my junk ready for a garage sale. I told the ex it's out there and we're having the sale saturday. If he wants to look through it all he is welcome but it's not coming back in the house. What doesn't sell will be donated/garbage.
of course, he freaked. "According to law, you are not allowed to sell anything or take anything from the house without my consent. I'll have to see everything that you plan on selling." ok - well, shall we mention the computer, wireless speaker, camping equipment (boys toys) that you walked out of the house with?? didn't say it but I wanted to (I've itemized those in the house inventory that he has in his possession - it adds to over $10,000)
My response "I'll have the boys send you pictures of what they want to sell. You are welcome to take it all - if you prefer to take it I'll have it boxed for you for tuesday."
that send him backtracking a bit..not willing to take it himself, just doesn't want me doing anything with it. "I'm not suggesting I take anything. You know that. You also know that if it were me taking things out of the house you would want to know. And I'd tell you."
Shall I mention the 20 bags of garbage and 10 boxes that have already gone?? Farewell to the rubbish! (him included)
I'd love to have a witty response but I'm not sure it's worth the effort. I will ask the kids to take some pics tomorrow to send him. It's crap (and absolutely nothing belongs to him) and the boys think they can make some summer fun money with it. I just don't want it coming back in the house!