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In the "Oh my fucking god" department


I just posted about some of the effects of clutter, according to feng shui. Then I puttered around, starting my final weekend load of laundry and putting away a few things I'd left out after clearing Area 2.10a, Bedroom, Little Shelf Next To Closet.

This was when I discovered one of the truly--I mean, really, truly--unexpected benefits of clearing.

Out of somewhere on that Little Shelf dropped a wad of bills. Currency. Money. Rolled up as if it had been stored inside...I dunno...maybe one of the lint-roller refills I gave away today? No idea. There it was, on the floor in front of my dresser.

Five hundred dollars.


I racked my brain. I think I might have a dim memory of someone repaying a debt in cash at some point a couple of years ago, when things were financially a bit better for me...maybe? No idea.


Also? I found my passport.


Go! Everyone! Clean your house! Seriously. It's amazing.



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Jan. 28th, 2008 07:36 am (UTC)
This post is F'ing hilarious! And lucrative, for some. :-) Congrats.
Jan. 28th, 2008 08:24 am (UTC)
I can say with firm conviction that I'm not going to Disneyland...
Jan. 28th, 2008 07:37 am (UTC)
Hee. Not quite the stash of stolen cash hidden in the wall, but quite possibly the next best thing. Cleaning does have some nice side benefits.
Jan. 28th, 2008 08:23 am (UTC)
Heh. The most I've found in the walls around here is a nickel and an old medicine bottle.

I can't decide if this cache of cash is a side benefit of de-cluttering, or of getting older and more forgetful.
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Jan. 28th, 2008 09:31 am (UTC)
Yeah. Now watch 'em put me on the No Fly List...
Jan. 28th, 2008 10:52 am (UTC)
Jan. 28th, 2008 07:35 pm (UTC)
I know!! I was so freaked out, it kept me awake half the night.
Jan. 28th, 2008 01:26 pm (UTC)
That's impressive. It's like this whole process has been a dialogue with your house.
Jan. 28th, 2008 07:27 pm (UTC)
Now, if only the next line in this dialogue could be: "Wanna see me manifest a remodeled kitchen?" my life would be complete.

But you're right, it's hard not to read that roll of bills on the floor as having Meaning. (That is, more meaning than, "I am becoming incredibly forgetful.")
Jan. 28th, 2008 02:24 pm (UTC)
You found your passport?!? Where? The money thing is great! I found five bucks when I moved my bed yesterday :-) I've also located several other items that were previously MIA, during my house cleaning process. Take note of which bagua you found the money in - and see what happens in that area of your life!
Jan. 28th, 2008 07:24 pm (UTC)
Re: omfg
You have to help me figure out the ba-gua thing.

And the passport was sitting right there, almost in plain view, on the Little Shelf Next To the Closet. I mean, I stand there every day and dry my hair. I saw it there, opened it (thinking it was the old expired one from years ago) and saw a) the decent passport photo I was so sorry to have to replace and b) the expiration date of 2013.

I think that shocked me more than the money. You know how we turned the damn house upside down looking for that thing. I believe the wad o' bills I found accurately represents what it cost me to replace that damned passport on an emergency basis, and they were both sitting on the same shelf.

It was so weird that it kept me awake half the night.
Jan. 28th, 2008 09:00 pm (UTC)
Re: omfg
Let's see...I looked up the Bagua and it seems that the money (and passport) were buried in the Chi'en area, "Helpful people, travel, father, head, gray). Kind of eerie.

One of the first things that came to mind when I'd absorbed the fact that I suddenly had five hundred bucks more than I thought I did was, "I should book a ticket right now on British Airways."
Jan. 28th, 2008 03:10 pm (UTC)
omg, I can not effing believe it. When I clean all I find is lint, lol! Your house is so happy its paying you back. :)
Jan. 28th, 2008 07:21 pm (UTC)
I know! That's what it felt like.

I'm still waiting for the shoe to drop, you know?
Jan. 28th, 2008 05:01 pm (UTC)

that is awesome! wow.

Jan. 28th, 2008 07:20 pm (UTC)
It's like...what else can you say? OMFG is about it.
Jan. 28th, 2008 09:02 pm (UTC)
I am split between being amazed and shrugging my shoulders and thinking, of course, I knew it would show up some day! I actually do recall someone repaying a debt to you a few years ago. I seem to recall something about feeling nervous about the cash being in the house. This is such a grand success story I am all goose bumped! So, the debris collection is really starting to unravel, isn't it? It looks like you are being rewarded for the efforts too! yep, repaid for the passport debacle as well as providing cash for more cool storage options like those fabulous shelves and lights!

If in-deed the cash was stored in those little sticky tubes and those were passed to me after our NAET session, I have to see it as a sign from the universe that all is beginning to fall into place. The adipose tissue being cleared out with the clutter. Old lost images being returned to you... that passport photo that was actually good! If I remember right you lost that before heading off to England the Fall before our walking trip. So, there is some other symbolism going on with the "find" too. Sure seems to be saying you are back on track though! WooHoo! Money literally from home!
Jan. 28th, 2008 09:18 pm (UTC)
that passport photo that was actually good! If I remember right you lost that before heading off to England.... So, there is some other symbolism going on....

THAT was what was nagging at my mind. Thank you! You've nailed it. God, no wonder I had trouble sleeping last night. Seeing that passport sitting there was a bit like the gunshot victim hearing a car backfire. Brought it all back.
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