My one week off work was marvellous. It was. We went on a mini holiday and got the house painted. I got so much done. I’ve said it before and I will say it again. I could get used to not working.
During this time I have worked on my annual Spring Fling. The goal was 10 items in 10 days but I have blown past that. I have lost count but I would say I’m close to 200 things. For anyone who has hoarding tendencies like I do this is the best way to not get into a hoard. It’s also the best way out of a hoard. I’ve touched lightly on it in the past but I used to be a hoarder. There were the literal paths around the house. We didn’t/couldn’t enter the living room for over a year. I didn’t have company for a few years there. It was horrible. I didn’t get out of the hoard with any help with the exception of my dad who would haul stuff away occasionally in his truck. Mostly I did it one box at a time. If I came across anything that I no longer wanted or needed it went into a box by the door. When the box was full I brought it to a thrift store. It took awhile but I finally got out of the mess. Now? There is always a box on the sun deck if I come across something that I no longer use. I am more of a minimalist now. If I don’t use something it goes. If I don’t love something it goes. I rarely buy things. With the exception of books. I tried to go through my 500+ book library and got rid of 7. And I actually haven’t got rid of them yet because they are just sitting in front of my bookcases and not in boxes where they belong. I’m sure I will get to them. Books are my hoarding Waterloo.
My coffee just finished percolating. I don’t think I have ever told you all about my coffee percolator. We found it at a thrift store auction. We had a coffee maker made of crappy plastic and it broke so we needed a new one. We put in a bid of $10.00 and won it. It is quite old, probably made in the 60’s. It’s all metal and makes great coffee. The funny thing is the cord. If you buy anything today the cord is a couple of feet. The cord on this thing is about 6 feet. We have an island in our kitchen and you can plug it in near the sink and stretch the cord across to the island.
Well, today is my last day off and I really do intend to do nothing. I am so tired. My husband and I might go for a drive to a thrift store because I am replacing my monstrosity night stand for something much smaller. I’m not kidding. This thing has three huge drawers and measures 2 feet x 2 feet. It could be used as a dresser. Of course, it’s from my hoarding days and all that space is no longer needed. And it’s ugly.
I just sneezed and scared Norbert. That was funny. And now a dog just walked by outside and he had a look on his face between revulsion and sanctimony. He thinks he’s better than any other living thing on the planet.