375. Still Organizing Email

Still trying to clean up and organize my backlog of email. Only 1200 to go in one account and 1800 in the other.

I was gonna post a pic today. I snapped one specifically for this post, or for the post I was intending to post, to show how I’m working on cleaning up the “construction zone” around the house. It’s not all my rubbish and rubble. I’m still cleaning up debris left by the previous owner. It seems that acreage of any significant size becomes a dumping ground for old lumber and miscellaneous mechanical trash. I hauled some “mechanical trash” to the dump a few days ago, finally realizing that I was not likely to “repurpose” it, and I’m working on sawing up wood scraps to use as fireplace fuel.

Speaking of which, very soon, as in, already, I need to be gathering firewood for the winter. What the previous owner left lasted us through two winters, but now I don’t have any.

7. Get Packin’

I think what I need to be doing right now is condensing and packing instead of typing on the internet.

First I shall sort my clothes, keeping back only the minimum I need for work and for not-at-work.

Then I shall address the jumble of boxes.

Things are really a mess after dragging home all the stuff from the storage unit and then having to make space for the termite treatment service.

The time is now about 10:30 a.m. on Saturday. I plan to work like a fiend for twelve hours, and hopefully bring a semblance of order to the chaos.

2:15 pm update: I’m feeling overwhelmed! Just now finished sorting clothes, boxing up what are unneeded in the short term, saving back what I’ll use over the next month or so. How could so simple a task have taken 3-1/2 hours?

6:15 pm update: break for supper. I feel like I’m taking the life out of the Tiki Room. I removed the remaining lamps and lights, and everything else, from the shelves. The room is looking as cluttered as it did during the worst of my hoarding days, and we still have dozens of huge plastic containers stashed in storage.