Saturday - Playing Catch-Up Day by Day
This day consisted largely of sorting and packing, some with purposes beyond merely removing things from the bedroom and the old study. First of all, I had old some boxes in the closet with what I consider travel items which I’ve gathered before many trips over the years, accumulating little gadgets designed to solve all my travel problems.
In my early days I acquired such things as packets of soap or Woolite, graduating to tubes of soap, all really a bit on the heavy side in aggregation. I got blow-up hangers to hang wet laundry on, until I discovered that hotel-supplied shampoo or body wash cleans clothes just fine, so a stretchy clothesline is all I carry now for laundry. I can’t even list all the things I had which filled a suitcase before I even started to add little things like clothing and shoes. Still, I kept the items stashed in boxes because I don’t throw things away. I or someone else might be able to use them someday!
I need to separate clothing and travel items that I’ll need to keep out from what I can pack away for the duration of construction. There are the items that are trip-specific, such as for an upcoming visit to Yosemite; items for quilt camp which are more extensive than for other travel, such as towels, toiletries, sleeping bag, blankets, and pillows. For Europe, there is my euro-surge-protector, and European plug adapters. There is the possibility of needing clothes for winter, spring and summer seasons, and clothing styles for Provence, to which I might be traveling before the end of the project.
Sorting into separate boxes, including a box for to-be-sorted-later, I emptied 65 hangers of clothing to be donated or dumped. It was a long day doing this project, not to mention laundry for myself and for items to be donated. Such boring subjects. I took no pictures.
But there are always cats and construction. ;-)
|It was the funniest thing to see the feral cat shinny up a |
vertical board and walk expertly along the top.
|Earlier this day, I posted a January Photo A Day of the boys in one nest, |
illustrating the word “Together.” This is "Not Together."
Peace is made. All's well that ends well.
See you soon.