My down-sizing pics.. Anybody else have any you want to share?

Tony M
Tony M Posts: 9,644
edited January 21 in The Clubhouse
Here's a space I worked on tonight.

You can see I still have oddities and many likes. Chess anyone?

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  • Clipdat
    Clipdat Posts: 9,489
    I'm too dumb to play chess.
  • Tony M
    Tony M Posts: 9,644
    Clipdat wrote: »
    I'm too dumb to play chess.

    I can teach you in one week. It's fun!
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  • marvda1
    marvda1 Posts: 4,297
    Tony M wrote: »
    Clipdat wrote: »
    I'm too dumb to play chess.

    I can teach you in one week. It's fun!

    yea right, tip of the iceberg. ;)
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  • Clipdat
    Clipdat Posts: 9,489
    Tony M wrote: »
    Clipdat wrote: »
    I'm too dumb to play chess.

    I can teach you in one week. It's fun!

    Oh I know what all the different pieces do and how they move, I'm just way too stupid to play and win.
  • marvda1
    marvda1 Posts: 4,297
    it's said you're not a beginner until you know how the pieces move and the rules. :)
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  • Tony M
    Tony M Posts: 9,644
    edited January 21
    It's simply about who you want to sacrifice to win...

    There's a point system for each piece which really helped me when I was 12 years old.
    I learned to try and save the higher point value pieces. :p

    This is a GREAT picture! But I guess Hugh was a spectator to that match.

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  • Clipdat
    Clipdat Posts: 9,489
    It's a thinking man's game. Therefore, not for me.
  • Tony M
    Tony M Posts: 9,644
    It took a computer programmer like yourself to beat the best players in the world. ;)
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  • mrbigbluelight
    mrbigbluelight Posts: 8,142
    Tony M wrote: »
    It's simply about who you want to sacrifice to win...

    There's a point system for each piece which really helped me when I was 12 years old.
    I learned to try and save the higher point value pieces. :p

    This is a GREAT picture! But I guess Hugh was a spectator to that match.

    mwb7l5pknqat.png

    Or he could have been playing with himself.
    That's a possibility.
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  • BlueBirdMusic
    BlueBirdMusic Registered User Posts: 1,475
    Tony M wrote: »
    It's simply about who you want to sacrifice to win...

    There's a point system for each piece which really helped me when I was 12 years old.
    I learned to try and save the higher point value pieces. :p

    This is a GREAT picture! But I guess Hugh was a spectator to that match.

    mwb7l5pknqat.png

    Or he could have been playing with himself.
    That's a possibility.

    No, that is a sly look. The photographer must not have on clothes.
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  • audioluvr
    audioluvr Posts: 3,196
    And there's lots of room under that table for a bunny
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  • afterburnt
    afterburnt Posts: 7,915
    I got ADD, I can't play ch........it's supposed to snow here for the next few days.
  • audioluvr
    audioluvr Posts: 3,196
    That's okay Bruce, that's why we... I like pizza.
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  • Tony M
    Tony M Posts: 9,644
    There's just some books I can't let go of.

    There's some books that stayed on the shelfs too. But it's 75% going out to charity stores.

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  • Milito
    Milito Posts: 1,186
    Tony M wrote: »
    It's simply about who you want to sacrifice to win...

    There's a point system for each piece which really helped me when I was 12 years old.
    I learned to try and save the higher point value pieces. :p

    This is a GREAT picture! But I guess Hugh was a spectator to that match.

    mwb7l5pknqat.png

    Nice looking Chess set and board.
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  • mrbiron
    mrbiron Posts: 5,597
    If I’ve said it once...

    YARD SALE!!!!
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  • Tony M
    Tony M Posts: 9,644
    We've tried yard sales before.

    10 people showed up. That was before covid.
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  • Tony M
    Tony M Posts: 9,644
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    7 more boxes ready to go tomorrow. But this time, a bunch of boxes are smaller.

    This will be the 4th trip donating mostly books. The tail-pipe almost drags the ground from the weight. :D
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  • audioluvr
    audioluvr Posts: 3,196
    edited January 23
    Looking good! I had to finally throw away my " DOS 1.0 made easy" books too. ;)
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  • Tony M
    Tony M Posts: 9,644
    audioluvr wrote: »
    Looking good! I had to finally throw away my " DOS 1.0 made easy" books too. ;)

    I see DOS.1 was in 1981. I have no idea what it is but it used floppy discs. :D That is old tech for sure. ;)

    I just tonight, saw 3 more shelves or shelving that has books I need to get rid of. I just bagged some Consumer reports yearly books. I've been saving them for 20+ years. :s
    They're little but still...they filled a plastic grocery bag FULL!

    Stuff like that is opening my eyes and brain as to how much I brought home OR came in the mail little by little and I thought I might read or looks at some books or need to check on a car's reliability if I needed to buy one in the future. I kept the 2020 CR book.

    But my time on earth is running out and I'll never be able to read or look through these books like I had planned too. The books I'm saving will def. be gone through again for a second round of purging! Then a third round probably.

    In the past 2 weeks I also have seen duplicate copies of nice books I picked up over the years and at different times of course but still... :s

    This purging feels great! :p
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  • nooshinjohn
    nooshinjohn Posts: 22,993
    Tony M wrote: »
    It's simply about who you want to sacrifice to win...

    There's a point system for each piece which really helped me when I was 12 years old.
    I learned to try and save the higher point value pieces. :p

    This is a GREAT picture! But I guess Hugh was a spectator to that match.

    mwb7l5pknqat.png

    Or he could have been playing with himself.
    That's a possibility.
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  • boston1450
    boston1450 Posts: 6,722
    Tony M wrote: »
    There's just some books I can't let go of.

    There's some books that stayed on the shelfs too. But it's 75% going out to charity stores.

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    Got some interesting books there I see
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  • jdjohn
    jdjohn Posts: 1,917
    Yeah, we're downsizing my dad's stuff.
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  • audioluvr
    audioluvr Posts: 3,196
    I would keep the come-a-longs... And the butterfingers.
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  • jdjohn
    jdjohn Posts: 1,917
    There's no telling what's in that Butterfingers box, but I guarantee you it's not Butterfingers :p
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  • nooshinjohn
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    jdjohn wrote: »
    There's no telling what's in that Butterfingers box, but I guarantee you it's not Butterfingers :p

    That case of green beans looks tasty...
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  • jdjohn
    jdjohn Posts: 1,917
    He would use those shallow cardboard box 'trays' for storing cassette tapes, VHS tapes, CDs, digital cameras, walkmans, discmans. I wouldn't be surprised if the boxes in those pics are loaded with cassettes. The bigger boxes behind the ladder and next to the speakers are full of albums. There are many, many more boxes of albums to the right, not in the picture. Several more R2R decks on the other side of that shelving, and many boxes of open-reel tapes.

    These pics were taken a little over a week ago, so don't include all the other gear I've posted about here on CP over the last few years. He had a lot more gear (and media) in the upstairs part of the house as well, stacked in closets, the pantry, etc. Just a crazy amount of stuff.
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  • aprazer402
    aprazer402 Posts: 2,279
    Do you think you'll be selling most of it? If so, will you be offering any of it for sale here?
  • afterburnt
    afterburnt Posts: 7,915
    Throw it all away and find out what you really needed. I know I did.
  • Tony M
    Tony M Posts: 9,644
    edited January 25
    jdjohn wrote: »
    Yeah, we're downsizing my dad's stuff.
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    That reminds me of what I've owned through the years. I've stored receivers on edge also.

    Him and I must be related! ;)

    That's an impressive collection.

    Do you know what he had for a system that he was listening to?

    I see an 8MM projector.
    Funny, someone just posted some 8MM films on our local Craig's list for cheap. Quite a few Frankenstein movies . I then went to see what they're selling for on eBay. They're about 10.00 for a Frankenstein movie. I thought it would be cool and kind-of a trip back in time to watch how it was back then.

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