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24 May 2003 23:24 #310 by Dutch Jacobs
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Principle Number One:

The Fundamental Principle of PILY - UPNESS:
(Pilyupness being defined as the tendancy, habit, theory, or principle of creating Piles of "stuff" as an organizational method)

In brief, this principle states that space can be created by placing "stuff" on top of other stuff. However - it is flawed. This is due to the fact that as space becomes available, so does more stuff...

As more stuff is added to the pile, rather than creating more space the pile begins to grow and fill up whatever space is available. It is this action that is referred to as the "Regenerative Quality of Pilyupness", and it is self cancelling.

Pilyupness therefore, is a precursor of Garage Expansion (not to mention Yard Sales) and is considered to be a good thing by many experts in the field- including but not limited to home and garden equipment salespeople, and household improvement contractors.

When Pilyupness expands outside of the garage however, it may assume even more interesting properties. Without the limits placed on it by walls and other barriers to 'Pileup Propagation' we see that it is possible to maintain several piles all at once, which is of course the "Multiplicative Aspect of Pilyupism"...

In this scenario - we find that piles may or may not consist of sets of like items, and in the case where several piles have been added together the result often is a collective pileup, or "Pileup-Plex".

It is important to realise that increasing the complexity of your Pile Up is not necessarily to your best advantage, since for one thing it is difficult to track or manage assets within the Pileuplex, and also - the neighbors won't appreciate it.

(Most particularly if one belongs to a homeowners association)

It is critical then to have organised pile-ups, if we are to avoid the wrath of our fellows and spouses...


One method which is very popular is the use of large plastic bins.

Stackable, of course...


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27 May 2003 14:07 #316 by mhaley
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Dutch,
How did you know I just had a yard sale last week and just came back from Dollar General Store with 12 new plastic bins to fill in the space I created. <!-- s:oops: --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/icon_redface.gif" alt=":oops:" title="Embarassed" /><!-- s:oops: --> Next shop I build will have no flat surfaces, all workbenches, tool box lids, etc. will be at a 45 deg. angle so they will no longer tempt me to create piles!

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10 Jun 2003 02:36 #369 by Dutch Jacobs
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Mike - I apologise for not writing something sooner, but I was struggling with my sense of honesty over it...

I have taken a one bedroom apartment while I am in San Diego you see, however it is extremely limited in furnishings at this time. I reasoned that I was here by myself and would be spending a considerable amount of my time aboard ship. I also wanted to avoid adding to the considerable amount of furniture that was already crowding the walls of my actual home in Memphis Tennessee when I left here in a few months - so I have limited myself to bare essentials. I have only what I felt I absolutely needed...

Therefore imagine a single bedroom place in which are found the following:

1 Futon
2 chairs, one of which folds up.
1 Dining table (for the computer)
1 Coffee table (for sorting out bills and literature)
1 very old Capeheart Hi-Fi that I saved from my fathers estate...

Large rubbermaid tubs contain my clothing and uniforms, and the closets are reserved for rare and collectable automobile components - including a wonderful hubcap collection which includes a near mint condition set from a 1953 Desoto that will one day decorate the walls of my den.

I have a set of hood and fender "Rockets" from a 1957 Olds 88 that I could not bear to part with, and something over fifteen thousand dollars worth of various tools.

I do not need or want a television set at this time since I prefer books, and speaking of which - most of my shop manuals have a dedicated shelf in the bedroom closet.

And so, with all of the above and a barbeque on the porch I manage for the time being. -Though God alone knows what a visitor might think of it all...


~ CORDially,

Dutch J. (the Ultimate Bachelor)


PS: I have considered having a maid service come out once a month, but I wouldn't want anybody to quit their job just because of me.

PPS: I'll bet you think I'm kidding, don't you?


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13 Jun 2003 18:12 #388 by mhaley
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I believe you! My collections have always taken up more room than my furniture. Is the Cord project near where you are now?
-Mike

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14 Jun 2003 02:45 #395 by Dutch Jacobs
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810 Beverly #1403S is about 25 miles away in the "Valley".

-It is presently guarded by my brother and his three Pit Bull dogs.

Which reminds me - tomorrow I get to go out there and visit all of the above!


I live in a world of expediency for the time being. I am taking the best care I can of the top items from a list of priorities.

-Expeditiously....

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