Actually there are a lot of older, semi-decrepit things in our possession that we have been wanting to trade out for a while now and this really got me thinking as to why we haven't done it yet. There are of course the obvious reasons such as money, time, ambition, etc, etc, etc... but there are also many other less obvious reasons for us putting off the updating of our possessions. Since Joe's job requires us to move so often it's nice not having to worry about things getting dinged, scratched or broken by the movers because everything is so dinged up as it is what's one more scratch added to the mix? It's also great not having to worry about the movers stealing any of our stuff (which unfortunately does happen all to frequently) because honestly we don't even want some of it ourselves. Another great reason to have older things is that we don't have to worry as much about break-ins. One look at our television through our window by a potential thief would be enough for them to turn around and run the other direction screaming.
Someday we will break down and replace what needs to be, I mean we are slowly doing it now piece by piece, but as for today I will enjoy my ridiculously large, ghetto television set and the no strings attached feeling I get from it. And who knows, maybe in the next move the movers will steal it and actually do us a favor.