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Thread #161248   Message #3947708
Posted By: wysiwyg
02-Sep-18 - 05:46 PM
Thread Name: Declutter & Fitness - Clearing Out the House
Subject: RE: Declutter & Fitness - Clearing Out the House
SRS, what's your planned drift-time duration before your financial and social goals make paychecks necessary?


I decluttered the Saturday Night Service reprtoire of a pile of players' binders last night; two of our elderly members can no longer play, and a member of that congregation has taken up uke. Like I had done, more than 20 years ago, she wants to learn/practice with hymns and gospel songs.

So I offered her a set of ours, with Hardi's endorsement, and removed anything personal from the pockets. So glad to see the instrument craze take over someone else like that, as mine wanes for now.

It was, I'll admit, gratifying to hear her exclaim about the heavy load represented by all but two of our binders (yet to find). Oh, you didn't realize what this ministry takes!?!?

This evening I did exploratory surgery in one of the two problem areas I'm need of that before I depart in 8 days-- and boxed up more empty binders with tabs to re-use, after filling Shred and Recycle boxes of paper with their contents.

I found four different stashes of past tax returns, which I left for Hardi's review. And I found a few pages neatly filling in an era between two doctors in my health records-- which went into the nearly-full box waiting for little bits just like that.

I estimated the number of liquor store boxes needed to complete my work in that area. Tomorrow, Hardi and I will do similar exploratory surgery in the 2nd problem area.

It's time to start loading boxes into the van. The weather forecast looks good for that.

An Ohio neighbor wrote to ask if she can give our number to the relative about to house-sit for her planned vacay, who will keep an eye on our well-secured little house. We've had zero alerts from the alarm system, the plant-sitter, or either neighbor. I can't wait to get back to my accessible house. If only I could priest-nap Hardi! One week yet to have fun.