Mudcat Café message #3994365 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #165433   Message #3994365
Posted By: wysiwyg
28-May-19 - 05:21 PM
Thread Name: De-clutter & Fitness: House, job, life - 2019
Subject: RE: De-clutter & Fitness: House, job, life - 2019
"Secateurs" appeared in a book I read as a lil yoot. I grew up thinking everyone called them that. It's funny when Lawndude Brandon doesn't know that word and tries to teach me his word. ;-)

Post-Yano, the first of two loads of unpacked dishes ran in the DW and the 2nd is running now. We each have up a glass pan that just doesn't work here, to the GW box.

We spent an hour reviewing costs and options for mulching out the big tree ring that I once mulched out by myself with no helpers. Two.5 yards, 35 bags minimum. Shore is purty when it's fresh.

Then we spelunked the garage boxes for aquatic items, many of which I brought from PA to donate to my Y. A few went into my keep sack. The rest came in, after being ferried, to wash and donate... They're in the washer. Also ferried was a wash tub full of toiletries, after I'd removed and recycled broken items.

Two Coleman zip closets were investigated. These are about 30 x 40 and meant to stand in a van or truck's back end, camping. One was full of wet and moldy ruined items which were ruthlessly discarded. That zip bag was set to bake under the camper as a potential underbed closet. The other, empty, was set in the patio to wash, for same.

Then we worked together to set four old, round bed risers (that I'd saved after their prior use pre-move), under my nightstand. This replaced a cardboard box that never quite worked to make the nightstand high enough, and freed up the draw sheet covering the box. It needs further work (one riser's base hangs up with the concrete pier acting as a bed riser).

Also freed up, in this stint of creating garage space-- an old schoolteachers' metal wastebasket which a late friend had painted out in giant ladybugs on a green background. I've used it for 4 years, upside down, behind the mailbox, for packages to stay off wet soil. But now our big PA mailbox has been set there instead. So I allocated it, right side up, to the Camp Kitchen. Greg will probably drill it for drainage, and when I find a more rainproof trash can at Goodwill, it will be repurposed again.