Selling My Chromebook

Photo info: FUJIFILM X-E4, 18mm, f/2.8, 1/55 sec, ISO1600
“Stickered Up” Cedar Park, 2022

I’m a bit sad to be selling my beloved Chromebook, but I really no longer need it and it would be better if it found a new owner who would use it. I will miss looking at the stickers on it, which I think looked great on the white plastic shell. In fact, if Apple made a white MacBook Air, I would have gotten it so that I could sticker it up again. But now that I think about it, I can probably get a white shell case for it, right? Hmmm… something to think about.

Photo info: FUJIFILM X-E4, 18mm, f/2.8, 1/50 sec, ISO1600
“Stickered Up” Cedar Park, 2022

In the meantime, though, the Chromebook has been listed on Facebook marketplace and there’s a fair amount of interest so it should have a new home in a few days.

Decluttering the Devices

Photo info: FUJIFILM X-E4, 31.5mm, f/3.6, 1/25 sec, ISO1600
“Old and New” Cedar Park, 2021

Over the years, we’ve accumulated quite a few electronic devices and it’s now time to get rid of the ones we don’t use. In the photo above, I’m resetting one of our old laptops to get ready to sell. I also have given away two Android tablets, a broken PlayStation 3, and am trying to sell a Wii U system and a Chromebook. In addition, we’ve got BluRay/DVDs, books, video games, etc. to either sell or donate.

It feels so good to simplify our devices! And hopefully someone will be able to get some use out of the things we weren’t using.

Passing It On

Photo info: FUJIFILM X-E4, 27mm, f/3.6, 1/60 sec, ISO3200
“Split Puzzle” Cedar Park, 2021

We’ve been decluttering a bunch of old things lately, and this Hawaii puzzle will be passed along to a friend. I think it was given to Bay as a gift when he turned one. I’m happy that it will find use in a new home… it’s a cool little puzzle!

FYI, I used the “multilens” effect to split the photo into four horizontal pieces. I like the effect. 😄

Nice Bottle for Pens

Photo info: FUJIFILM X100T, 23mm, f/4, 1/100 sec, ISO320
“Meiji Yogurt” Cedar Park, 2020

I like the shape of the bottle, the lettering style, and the color. It only holds a few pens, which is great because I have way too many and I need to reduce/simplify my collection. A cleaner, less-cluttered desk makes me more productive so it’s a perfect pen-holder for me. Another item that sparks joy and is functional too. Win-win!

Decluttering the Garage of Hazardous Materials

"Ready for Disposal" Cedar Park, 2019
Photo info: motorola moto g(6), 3.95mm, f/1.8, 1/1000 sec, ISO100
“Ready for Disposal” Cedar Park, 2019

One of the cool things about living in Cedar Park is that once a year, they offer to take your hazardous materials. They accept household paint, motor oil, cleaners, old tires, electronics, etc. I chatted with one of the workers, and as expected, most of the items were buckets of paint and cans of spray paint. That was pretty much the bulk of what I had to give them as well, but I also had some old automotive oil and fluids, caulk, and degreaser.

"Dropping Off" Cedar Park, 2019
Photo info: motorola moto g(6), 3.95mm, f/1.8, 1/1700 sec, ISO100
“Dropping Off” Cedar Park, 2019

This year, the dropoff location was the neighborhood football stadium. When I arrived at 10 am, there was a super long line of cars… I was amazed! But it moved fairly quickly, and I was finished in about 35 minutes. I have to say it was very well organized and run, and there were plenty of workers and staff to help out.

Next year, I might just have a bunch of old cooking oil to drop off, but not much paint. It feels great to have all that stuff off of our shelves and out of the garage. I have a little more space now, so I can get some things off the ground, like toolboxes and tool bags. Slowly but surely, the garage is getting tidier!

I hope you had a good day.

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