First I should say that my last post should have been titled “The Buffy Soundtrack to my Week” but it was late and I was tired…..
Pain. This morning when my feet hit the floor I felt everyone of my 47 years plus a few more. My feet….my back….my legs..yikes! Once I started moving around it wasn’t so bad. Except for my back, I still feel yesterday in my back but only a little. There was a lot of dust and some mold so when I cough today there’s stuff moving around in my chest. All of that aside…my work with KB was the best thing I did so far this year….on the home front.
Together we worked on my basement for five hours. I needed someone who would push me to keep going and that’s what she did. I would have never made it half as far on my own. It was too overwhelming all of the “stuff”. A sad but true statement….I moved a lot of that “stuff” and that’s where there was lingering mold.
I did really well at letting things go and later KB admitted that she was worried about that. I think that the dreams I had were also a factor. When your dreams are telling you to let stuff go, I feel that you should let it go, so that’s what I did.
She really wished that we would have taken before and after pictures….me not so much. I’m not lying when I said it was a big ugly mess and nobody else needed to see that mess.
I have a trunk, backseat, and passenger side front seat full of stuff to donate to Goodwill. I am grateful that they are open on Sunday because I still have to pick up the girl from her friends house and right now….she won’t fit.
I have six large garbage bags of trash and I don’t put out the trash until Tuesday night. A normal person could set the trash by their garbage can until it was time but I can’t do that. That beagle of the girls would have it everywhere. There are some large and unruly bushes in front of the house and that’s where we put them. You can’t see them from the street, the only person who will see them besides us is the mailman and Monday is a holiday.
I still have in the basement some empty boxes, two boxes of jars for recycling, and a ton of styrofoam coolers that need to go. I appreciate all of my peeps bringing me jars that I can use for projects or products but I can’t use them all. I just need to be more picky about what I keep and not just with jars.
I walked down there this morning and it’s so strange and empty but in a good way. In seriously awesome way to be completely honest. I know I have mentioned this before but I am going to say it again…I have the best friends.
Yesterday the plumber came at 8:20 am and was gone before 9:00am. The drain doesn’t back up anymore, thank goodness. He charged $55.00 to snake the drain which I didn’t think was so bad. He was old and I was a little scared for him when he carried that heavy snaking thingymabob down the stairs but he made it just fine.
The basement is in pretty good shape and I have made some serious progress on the big shelf in the walk through room. I worked on that Friday night and oddly my Ebay pile is bigger from that shelf than the whole basement. The next scary big project is the garage….lots and lots of stuff.
I don’t know why I didn’t think of the Exchange earlier? The buy movies and games and it couldn’t hurt to check it out. First I walked in with the box falling out of my hands. I am not one who likes to draw attention so I was embarrassed as a few of the DVDs fell to the floor. He said he needed twenty minutes and I could spend the time looking around. I don’t need anything from there so I went next door to Michael’s. I found a cute toolbox on clearance for $7.00 and it’s just the thing to organize all of those little sample bottles and the like for my doTERRA oils. I went back to the Exchange and made a normal quiet entrance. They took everything but four movies and all of the True Blood seasons. He offered me $32.00 in store credit or $20.00 in cash….I took the cash.
My next stop was to JoAnn Fabrics. This weekend they are having 50% off of their classes. One of my New Year’s resolutions was to learn to crochet and three girls from work want to learn too. We are all signed up. I used the $20.00 I just earned at the Exchange to pay for my $17.50 class. That made me happy.
While I was there I talked to the girl in charge of the classes and it looks like after they move down the street I might be teaching some classes. I haven’t taught classes in years. I’m not going to lie….I’m a little excited about it. She is interested in a book page wreath class and a fairy jar class. We will see, it won’t be until late Spring, early Summer.
I am off to empty my car at Goodwill and pick up the girl. Who knows what else I will get into today……Zia