September 6, 2016

Done, Done, Done!

South wall done.

Margot kindly came down and held my hand while we went through albums and old sketchbooks.  We made the decision to keep all mother’s albums…even if they were falling apart.  My albums looked pretty good.  She took all the unused albums home for her pictures.  George came down and went through his shelves again creating clear cut categories: house cleaning stuff, foods, car stuff, painting stuff.  Stuff indeed.

Sketchbooks?  Many went in the recycle bin.  We had two big empty boxes at the end, and we took granddaughter Zoe and handholding daughter to lunch and a free trip to the lighthouse.  Last night I repeatedly dreamed of losing the carefully built weaving blue notebook.  Hours of those dreams.  This morning I pulled it from the recycle bin to discover it was green.

The back of the truck is full, and the garage is as done as it is going to get.

West wall finished.

The boxes of sketchbooks and albums that we went through yesterday.


  • Himself:  At work early as he has PT this afternoon.
  • Herself:  Pool still empty….probably till next Monday.  Retrieved one item from the recycle bin: The workbook for my upper division weaving class.  Framed one of the small weavings from the book.
  • 52 Week House Reorganization:  Moving on to the attic.  That’s Christmas Ornaments to us real folks.
  • Reading:  ”Stiff”
  • Gratitudes:  That Margot came down to help me throw things out.


    1. You have passed a big milestone and now look at your past life with clearer eyes. This is Zen is it not? I would love one of your weavings!

      1. I have only three or four that I kept. I'm sorry.

    2. Such a great job. You are making incredible progress!

    3. Congtats! Your garage looks truly organized. Thats what I need -- one of my children to come for inspiration and assistance. Think thats unlikely anytime soon, but maybe I'll get motivated.

    4. That was a big accomplishment. An even beigger one might be to keep it under control. Good luck.

    5. It was either passing a milestone or a kidney stone!

      The garage looks really good.

    6. That looks totally awesome! I LOVE seeing things all organized.

    7. Sometimes it's so hard to let go of family treasures. Good job on the garage!

    8. Nice that Margot came down to help go through things with you. I wish my sons could help me go through some of my 'stuff.' I imagine it will all be up to me to shed things -- hopefully before we are forced to through a downturn in health that forces us to give up this house. And again, hopefully, that won't be any time soon.


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