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De-clutter & Fitness: House, job, life - 2019

Stilly River Sage 07 Mar 19 - 08:45 PM
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Subject: RE: De-clutter & Fitness: House, job, life - 2019
From: Stilly River Sage
Date: 07 Mar 19 - 08:45 PM

Me again. Today I tackled a project that has moved around my office for several weeks, a small Japanese vinyl record my daughter wanted digitized. I've done this kind of thing before, but a long time ago, and I had several software questions and one hardware question to sort out.

I finally dug out a cable with 3.5mm stereo plugs that would fit into the 1/4" adapter for the receiver and would plug into the back of the computer. My several attempts with RCA cables went nowhere - they refuse to connect. I moved the receiver, swapping positions with the turntable, and captured the signal with Audible and then converted the WAV file to mp3 with Nero WaveEditor. As a bonus for her I scanned the cover and I'll add the art to the music in Windows Media Player.

Now that I have figured out the parts, I have many other things to start converting. I've ordered a longer cable so I can put the receiver back where it was.


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Subject: RE: De-clutter & Fitness: House, job, life - 2019
From: Stilly River Sage
Date: 06 Mar 19 - 09:51 PM

I took an existing pair of glasses to my optometrist's eyeglasses business and am having them replace the lenses with the Rx for my office glasses. Plastic lenses that are covered by the plan (she started to say I'd be out of pocket for the polycarbonate and anti-glare coating - nope. Just because what I handed her glasses with those features, don't assume I want them again.) I always try to use part of the plan since I've paid for it. That's crossed off of my list.

Today wasn't as warm as I mentioned yesterday, it was only in the 50s, but tomorrow is supposed to be a warm one. I'm looking forward to it; this big step backward into winter was a real bummer. Now in addition to repairing the garden I need to start cutting and dragging limbs for next week's bulky waste pickup.


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Subject: RE: De-clutter & Fitness: House, job, life - 2019
From: Stilly River Sage
Date: 06 Mar 19 - 11:39 AM

This morning is already much warmer than the last three days, and tomorrow's high will be in the low-70's. Looks like the first day to approach the garden injured by the freeze. My bay laurel was looking good, but I'm sure I lost the tallest sprig and this may be the death knell for that shrub in that location. I like having bay, but it needs to be in the front yard where it is more protected from cold weather.

My to-do list has a number of items that are more complicated to complete before crossing them off. They don't necessarily cost any more, they simply take extra planning and execution. Seeing things crossed out regularly gives a remarkable feeling of accomplishment, so other small tasks that will make their way onto the list to balance it out.

Easter is late this year, but now is the time to start many of my garden plants from seed, and they may get transplanted to the garden before late April. The rule of thumb my neighbor uses is "don't plant tomatoes before Easter," but the soil will be warm enough before that date. Maybe I'll get beans and lettuce this year.


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Subject: RE: De-clutter & Fitness: House, job, life - 2019
From: Stilly River Sage
Date: 05 Mar 19 - 12:49 PM

My father's family is from the New England area, and I was one of the heirs of the family home in Connecticut after the youngest of my grandfather's siblings died. One thing I happily had transported home was the piano that my great aunt told me was purchased new in about 1885 and is a big beautiful rosewood-veneered Victorian Weber upright grand. I've played it a lot over the years, but it does need work. It is tuned a whole note low because the strings kept breaking, and the pins holding strings are the old four-sided, not modern hex pins (the tuner mentioned this to me.) It will be several thousands of dollars to restore it, but these particular pianos retain value.

My kids don't play piano, and who knows if grandkids with an interest in playing will come along. But I have a niece who plays, as does her husband's family. So I have offered the piano to my brother, who has time, cash, and interest in this kind of huge and complicated project. I sent him photos and links to more information. We will see how this works out. This piano would be returning to New England. If he takes it I may simply get a keyboard or find a smaller spinet (as long as it has all 88 keys) and go back to playing more.


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Subject: RE: De-clutter & Fitness: House, job, life - 2019
From: wysiwyg
Date: 05 Mar 19 - 11:02 AM

DP, indefatigability isn't a 24 hour cycle.

Yano canceled for today so we're off to go walkering.

~Susan


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Subject: RE: De-clutter & Fitness: House, job, life - 2019
From: Dorothy Parshall
Date: 04 Mar 19 - 03:22 PM

Dupont:

Indefatigable I am not. Exhausted, still! Then there is gratefulness for the unlimited internet but not some idiotic websites that offer no help and one not so great that offered a phone number and a lovely helpful person responded helpfully.

After an hour of frustration yesterday, I went into the local Koodo store this am and the nice young man not only sorted out the billing problem but also provided me with a new phone (I had garnered lots of credit!) and a slightly less monthly fee as well as 3gb -and it automatically quits without going over! The learning curve may be long!

For the other, the nice woman at the Turtle Trauma Centre bore with me as I attempted to renew membership on internet while on phone with her so she could clue in to the problems I was having and inform their web master. In the end, she took my info and agreed to get it all straight. It may have helped that I know the "Turtle Lady" and extolled the virtues of the wonderful Centre.

Still one bill to pay on internet if I can manage it. But all else is up to date and I still have some money left!

The move continues to snail pace along. The washer/dryer are nominally attached but...??? Something not yet clear. The bathtub is full of laundry... The spool bed frame is in the BR but... R wants to reformat the putting together aspect. It is partly antique and partly not.

We have now found several possible eateries - ate at a second one last night - for "emergencies"- "when you do not feel like cooking". Still no frig until R gets time/energy/truck/helper to go to mill for a number of items, rather than piece meal. I suspect spring. Maybe it will come in April. In any case, I am not trying to make that long trip again until clement weather. When a neighbour tells me I can access the wood pile!

Sorry about frost in Texas! In my areas, nothing is planted "until 24th May weekend" more or less. Other than those things that can be fall planted. Looking through pics, I see lots of snow at end of April! I would start some seedlings now - if I had not left seeds at Beaver. Oh, well. We may join a CSA this year if I have a decent freezer in the basement. Some friends do one (organic) that delivers to Chateauguay, where Dupont is.

The ugly piece of furniture is gone and replaced with a beautiful antique oak medicine cabinet with mirror, for the 2nd floor powder room. Other detritus from auction is packed and ready for me to have energy to load it in car and take it to thrift shop. Almost a car full!

Agreement that the ends of a single spool bed, from auction, can be made into a bed/sofa for the TV room, with a mattress and lots of big cushions - easy to come by!

R bought four more bags of books at the library Sat. Many book cases may soon appear???

The upside of trip to Beaver was that drive was cleared. Now to google the fellow who did it so I can tell him not to do anymore AND pay him!


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Subject: RE: De-clutter & Fitness: House, job, life - 2019
From: wysiwyg
Date: 04 Mar 19 - 02:25 PM

Oh no, SRS!


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Subject: RE: De-clutter & Fitness: House, job, life - 2019
From: Stilly River Sage
Date: 04 Mar 19 - 02:05 PM

[sigh]

The work I did in the garden stands - the beds that were turned over and ready to be planted - but the onions I put out so far, the sprouting asparagus, the bay tree, and a few potted things that made it over the winter are now toast, burned by the cold last night. Must begin again later in the week when it warms back up to near 80o.


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Subject: RE: De-clutter & Fitness: House, job, life - 2019
From: wysiwyg
Date: 04 Mar 19 - 11:53 AM

Another area coming along:

https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=2140840172661934&id=100002079158985&ref=bookmarks


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Subject: RE: De-clutter & Fitness: House, job, life - 2019
From: wysiwyg
Date: 03 Mar 19 - 11:53 AM

Two of our brother Dharmabum's scrollwork pieces are featured here:

https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=2139327329479885&id=100002079158985

Cooperative hanging job, for the nearly-complete Nature corner. White cutouts shown represent antlers on the way.

The folding chess board just showing against the wall is a family heirloom, also suitable for the brown mini-backgammon set from my pub years, shown with the books.

Enjoy!

~Susan & Greg


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Subject: RE: De-clutter & Fitness: House, job, life - 2019
From: Stilly River Sage
Date: 02 Mar 19 - 05:33 PM

Hunkering down for a wave of cold air to arrive tomorrow, and in preparation I'm making a batch of stew. I think also I'll make some soup.

My Frugal February passed and it was indeed a month of few purchases. I do have things I have to buy so today I made a run to the drug store, to Tractor Supply for dog food, and a couple of other stops. When I tried this last time I found that it's difficult to keep up the practice every month, because you tend to set yourself up to fail, but when you've had a frugal month it means you enter the next one with the goal of preserving the savings that you managed previously. Toward that end, my shopping today was primarily in the bulk food section of the neighborhood Winco where I pay with cash, not a card.

I stopped by a friend's house, and the smell of fresh baked bread met me at the door and I immediately resolved to make some of my dinner rolls; I couldn't eat a whole batch while they're fresh but they freeze well.


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Subject: RE: De-clutter & Fitness: House, job, life - 2019
From: Stilly River Sage
Date: 02 Mar 19 - 12:31 AM

My Zenni optical glasses arrived today, and they're every bit as great as I hoped they'd be. We didn't have any sunshine to test the "transitions" type lenses, and I'll have to see how that works when I'm using the camera.

Dorothy, I've never had an electric blanket, but there's a friend I visit periodically who has one in her guest room, and I admit it's very nice to turn it on ahead of time so the bed is warm; I usually turn it off once I'm in bed, I don't want to be too warm, but not having to shiver for a couple of minutes under cool covers is nice.

Jon, I'd love to have a pond with a fountain, but I fear the dogs would be in it all of the time. As it is I have a great big water feature at the back of the yard beyond the fence - a year round creek that is a tributary to the Trinity River.


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Subject: RE: De-clutter & Fitness: House, job, life - 2019
From: wysiwyg
Date: 01 Mar 19 - 09:07 PM

Dorothy, you are indefatigable!

My workshop canceled, but led to good things, including bonus time with Greg, and a fee reallocated to good things for the freezer.

And gazing time: I'm seeing a whole decor area in the alcove off our bedroom. Pix when done, with before/after.

~Susan


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Subject: RE: De-clutter & Fitness: House, job, life - 2019
From: Dorothy Parshall
Date: 01 Mar 19 - 06:45 PM

Dupont:

It is a wonder I know where I am. Went to Beaver yesterday. Front door was frozen shut. Had to climb through knee high snow around to the back door. Poured hot water from tap through the screening and melted the ice so I could bring things in through the front. Otherwise they would have mostly stayed in car. Getting through that much snow- partly light and partly frozen - is not easy. Sorted myself out, took overdue book to library, picked up mail, noted there was a movie happening so I ate a nice meal I had brought along and went to movie. Won door prize! A start-a-lavender pot, two lovely photo cards by Mary Lou and a candle. M is a photographer and gardener; she arranged for the film showing.

Used "new" electric blanket on bed; put it on about 4 pm, after starting the wood stove, and at 10 the bed was warm!!! And the house was 69F. The movie was a better idea than sitting next to the fire for two hours! However, the back deck had two feet of snow and I was not up for shoveling a path to the wood pile. SO, having used most of the available wood to heat the house for the night...

Today I drove back to Dupont with the stuff I had managed to load into car - after it deigned to start about 9:45 am. Arrived back and off loaded car, ate, went through 255 emails and now I am here. Ready to head out to music tonight. Slightly bleary eyed but awake. Hope the music is good!


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Subject: RE: De-clutter & Fitness: House, job, life - 2019
From: wysiwyg
Date: 28 Feb 19 - 05:09 PM

In packing to be away at an all-weekend workshop, it was identified that my old bones just can't do that amount of sitting without an ottoman. So I've just finished making one, based on Greg's excellent idea: using the folding stepstool we use between the van seats as an armrest, with pillows on top? For that purpose, we recently discussed that it needed to be taller and firmer. For a footrest, firm also, and wider.

The stepstool itself is tough plastic that locks once it's opened, and holds 300 pounds. It folds to a compact and lightweight 3" wide; I used it for years to access tall Liberation Library shelves, until the Library moved to Ohio. Then it was a handy PA kitchen stepstool. (There were cracks between bookshelves or cabinets, where it could be slipped in until needed.)

Eventually it arrived in Ohio.

So I've cut foam of various densities already on hand, to raise its top and widen it. Greg cut me a plank for a wider (and firm) footrest. Whatever height the chair they give me turns out to be, I'll be able to add enough foam layers to make my knees and hips smile deliciously. I'll top it off with pretty (red) fleece to camouflage its humbler parts.

There have been many times at festivals, etc when I wished I had something like this. It may even work when I sit on my Rollator.

Since all the parts will stack between the van seats and can travel in a backpack, I suspect I'll use this often!

~Susan


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Subject: RE: De-clutter & Fitness: House, job, life - 2019
From: Jon Freeman
Date: 28 Feb 19 - 08:22 AM

Not done anything in a while but yesterday’s project was a solar pond pump kit for a pebble pond. There had been a low voltage pump in this location for years but it had been abandoned as the pond clogged up with increasing frequency. Anyway an oak tree has since been lopped, the area is clearer and the changes may or may not be enough to make the difference.

The old system was in a mess though and I wasn’t prepared to check the wiring and redo/replace as needed for a “may/ may not be OK now” and said to mum, the only thing I was prepared to try was a solar kit. She bought a cheap one.

That job turned out more complicated than I’d anticipated as having got the kit, it I realised that the very small panel intended to be ground mounted on a spike was not going to get much sunlight. It can get quite bright but the bungalow soon blocks the sun when the sun is low. I decided the best answer was to mount the panel near the top of what remains of the oak tree – say about 12-15 ft.

That probably would have been easy for most but I get nervous even a few feet up (and I only needed to be 3 or 4 steps up to reach) and the step ladder had to be close to the edge of the pebble pond. It might sound odd but it became a case of getting one of the 4 coach screws for the (rather big but the best I could find) bracket in and coming inside and settling down for ½ hour before doing the next one.

Fitted and working it looked quite good late afternoon yesterday. Unfortunately today is very grey, the pump hasn’t started and there’s no chance of seeing how things might work out in more typical days.

There is one change already that I might look into making if things look ok and I can find out how (I can run to soldering, ohms law, playing with PICs, etc. but my electronics are not up to much) though. The pump runs on battery backup until it drops to certain level of charge. That in itself is good but is not all I want. I’m not interested in the pump running in darkness (and it ran till 9pm last night) when no one is around but would like to reserve whatever charge is in the battery for better cover when the weather is just overcast. So maybe some form of switch the pump side using a photo cell in future?



The bits for a new PC (mentioned in another thread) should arrive this evening. I’ve just realised I didn’t order a dvd drive but may well install from USB and forget about that. I’ll probably do the build tomorrow. And am likely spend a bit of time scratching my head – hopefully not for the build but I’ve not yet worked out a plan where I’m sure how I’m going to replace the existing PC with this new build.


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Subject: RE: De-clutter & Fitness: House, job, life - 2019
From: Stilly River Sage
Date: 27 Feb 19 - 05:51 PM

It sounds like camping out in the house, Dorothy!

Today was warm when I left to run errands but the temperatures dropped by about 20 degrees in an hour and the wind picked up. Nothing like the cold you're feeling in the house or out, but it means that all of us who left home without a jacket were regretting that decision.

I went through Costco and looked at the various computers they have available, to compare with what I can order online. I'm willing to get under the hood to update when there's room and it saves me money. All part of the process - every time I get ready to buy a new device I have to research current trends and what is the next new thing (that costs a fortune) to consider or avoid. I snapped photos of the particulars listed on each box.


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Subject: RE: De-clutter & Fitness: House, job, life - 2019
From: Dorothy Parshall
Date: 27 Feb 19 - 04:10 PM

Dupont:

Sometimes I do not push for what I need. I really wanted to go back to Beaver yesterday for a meeting about tree care, and a few days to visit and pick up a load of stuff. As often happens, I did not realize how important the meeting was for me until it was too late to go. The only reason I did not leave was that my car was full of stuff from the auction! So I complained this morning and the car is now empty. I will leave tomorrow early - waiting for the weather to warm up 10 degrees! Come back Sunday, weather permitting.

Auction stuff is sorted and most is ready to leave for thrift shop (a full car load) - next week when I am back. What a waste of time and energy! I did, however, find a beautiful oval tablecloth - white with a special sort of lace work (it has a name), safely ensconced in a heavy plastic bag and now in a drawer in the pantry.

It is possible that the frig will appear while I am gone - maybe... And the bed frame??? Maybe. Then we can live in warm house. One can only hope!

Montreal:
Came back to the city to rest for trip, also avoiding paint fumes which are sometimes sneaky. Alas, it is so cold, even in the BR, under two quilts! If I had hammer! and two nails and a ladder--- I would put the quilt across the doorway to keep the pittance of heat in the BR. But I don't. ... I opened an adjacent closet door across the opening in attempt to keep in some of the heat. ...It may be working; Does not seem as cold! (No, there is not a door on BR.)

R is involved in a very exciting project; Ephraim is leading and researching with him the history of a piece of property (belonging to R & bro) back into the 1800's and earlier, in old Montreal. They found info that led to more info... more and more interesting and exciting and, potentially, profitable. (Why I hesitate to bug R re matters of little significance like being COLD!)

It is predicted to warm by about 10 degrees the next few days. It will be nice to get back to the wood stove!


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Subject: RE: De-clutter & Fitness: House, job, life - 2019
From: Stilly River Sage
Date: 27 Feb 19 - 11:00 AM

Weird dream last night, and a lot of this decluttering and yard work were part of it; dreamed I moved to a small apartment yet somehow had everything with me, including the dogs; the apartment patio was fenced with three spread out layers of fence and a hole at the corner where a critter was living. As I woke I was preparing to soak a paper towel in ammonia to toss into the hole and I realized I left behind the patio chairs at the house. Funny.

In the real world I have finished weeding and turning soil in the rock-rimmed raised bed and will begin on the bed for the potatoes next. This is where the old fence slats will come in; I can put the 2-3 picket section against the downhill side and have a deep, well-worked bed for potatoes to grow in.

This week I started a new book so I'm prepared to participate in a book club in a couple of weeks. I'm not sure that this is the group I'll stick with, it's about 25 miles from here and there may be something here in town that works as well, but it's a start, and people at that meeting will probably know about other book clubs to recommend. This one reads fiction, and I was told that there is a related group that reads all nonfiction. Decisions, decisions! They're both affiliated with AAUW (American Association of University Women). Their membership fees each year are hefty, but they are a group involved in providing scholarships to young women in the North Texas region.


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Subject: RE: De-clutter & Fitness: House, job, life - 2019
From: wysiwyg
Date: 27 Feb 19 - 10:31 AM

Truck reservation confirmed

Helpers lined up.


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Subject: RE: De-clutter & Fitness: House, job, life - 2019
From: wysiwyg
Date: 26 Feb 19 - 06:44 PM

FPH boxes stowed. Plastic hanging m file bin allocated to garage for heavy/long/outdoor extension cords.

Measurements taken for LL closet modification, laundry area cabinet, and LL shelf base. The laundry area cabinet is coming from PA and that measurement will determine whether it comes right in or needs to be disassembled and cut down a tad. It will sit alongside the stacking washer/dryer, with a slot between them. In the slot goes a resin folding table presser into use as needed, plus a curtain on a tension rodabove that which extends bathroom privacy about 30" in front of the bathroom door. The tiny loo gets humid fast, and that extra space is great for getting into a towel without bumping into damp surfaces (or trailing the towel into the potty).

Cinder blocks and bricks needed for bulb bed counted--12 each. Planting site for peony eyeballed.


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Subject: RE: De-clutter & Fitness: House, job, life - 2019
From: wysiwyg
Date: 26 Feb 19 - 04:01 PM

FPH ROUGH SORT DONE, beyond alpha-- by role. Duplicates distributed thru ldrshp roles. More can be created with our printer's copy function.

FPH still occupies two bankers boxes--the two sturdy ones I started with in 1992-- but now sorted into labeled hanging folders. Yano took the better used manila folders,and recycled the rest.

There's much more material than I feared, and much less waste than I'd assumed.

The program could be run, now, from these boxes, tho ill still binderize it in due time. A bonus is that I found several reiterations of the unique model-from grant conception thru the replication phase-- written from various leaders' viewpoints-- all consistent with the original vision.

It replicated itself more deeply than I had realized-- I did a better job of developing new leaders and changing the school climate than I had been able to see at the time.

Time to marinate!

~S~


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Subject: RE: De-clutter & Fitness: House, job, life - 2019
From: Stilly River Sage
Date: 26 Feb 19 - 12:15 PM

A new cap for my gas line trimmer arrived; the backup neoprene gasket I made last week will live in the greenhouse as a spare, but the old cap and the new one both have a cork gasket, most resistant to the destructive properties of gasoline. The trimmer probably cost $125/$150, and while it is easiest to simply buy a new one, I prefer to repair and replace parts as long as it will run, keeping the materials out of the trash stream. And if I donate it someone else is simply going to do the same thing.

Years ago I sold a trimmer at a garage sale, I couldn't get it to work for a while. A guy puttered and worked on it and before he left he had it running. I honored the sale, and vowed that I wouldn't do that again. I have a guy who fixes this kind of stuff for a reasonable amount, so I go there first. My mower still runs, but is harder and harder to use, so it *may* get replaced in order to have a machine that I don't have to struggle with so much. Or not. The effect of the slow onset of PMR was that I gained weight, and that has been hard on my knees. Now that I've been off of the steroids for a few months and the stress of an awful employer has subsided, it's spring and I need to pick myself up and lose the weight. When that happens I think my strength will be back to the usual level and the mower might be less of a problem.


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Subject: RE: De-clutter & Fitness: House, job, life - 2019
From: Stilly River Sage
Date: 25 Feb 19 - 09:30 PM

I'm digging the garden beds a few square feet at a time this week, working on it more gradually since I don't have to wait till the weekend to do it all. I've started in the raised bed first. I bought onion sets a while back and kept them alive but they're not looking great; I'm getting those planted this week and should get enough onions to more than break even on the cost. My knee is still tender, so the slow pace is to keep from injuring it.

The dogs enjoyed a walk this evening, and we stopped by a little piece of grassy & wooded city right-of-way property on the way so the dogs could sniff. I guess Pepper's early years didn't give her much opportunity to explore - she seems remarkably incurious about who and what has passed by there before, strolling along behind me while the other two move across the area noses to the ground, paying particular attention to spots where I see nothing remarkable. I know that Zeke learned outdoor stuff from Cinnamon and Poppy - he was a house dog with a small Bermuda grass lawn with a pool, but over time he has learned to be an outside dog. He leads the pack to the back fence at night to bark at coyotes, something he never did when he first got here.

Watching the Antique Roadshow this evening, and understanding that most of these things that are receiving price estimates are largely going to be insurance prices - how would these people actually sell any of these items to realize the prices they're being quoted? They might sell to dealers who would offer much less to get a profit out of it. The program gives me ideas about what to dig out and list, but I have no interest in collecting any of these things. This is a good thing.

Diet-wise, it's almost spring, a time of year when more exercise and weight loss are possible. I've resolved to start by avoiding the empty calories of soft drinks, juice, and wine. I use milk as a source of calcium or I'd avoid it also (and I don't have soft drinks very often so that's the easiest thing to give up.)

Good job curtailing the auction purchases, Dorothy! Keep up the good work as you create this new (old) home.


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Subject: RE: De-clutter & Fitness: House, job, life - 2019
From: Dorothy Parshall
Date: 25 Feb 19 - 01:22 PM

Dupont:

Weather, paint sensitivity and inertia = no wifi yet. But I happily sit in LR on sofa that is to go upstairs eventually... and use the unlimited. Two days the roads were bad so I stayed in the city and suffered no computer. Sat we went to an auction --- with the usual result! All manner of junk AND a very nice washer dryer set (Maytag in burgundy!)which will eventually make its way here! Prob today!

The auction was #$%^&* otherwise. We went because R wanted to bid on a handcarved wooden eagle! It was an inch taller than our nine foot ceiling! And went for almost $3000! I am SO glad he did not get the eagle!!!!!!! It was an amazing piece but I would not be fond of a vicious looking eagle, even with two eaglets...

The trouble, as usual was the tail of the auction when there was all manner of STUFF left and the auctioneer kept saying, "deux piece (two dollars), Robin?" and "Where's Robin?" And I ended up standing there shouting "NO!" Won a few, lost a lot and now there is a carload of stuff to sort and, mostly, take to thrift shops. But not until is is warm enough/not snowing/raining and the drive is not a sheet of ice... That piece that snuck in last week is still here, also due to weather.

But I am looking forward to washer/dryer and have hopes of a frig in my future - maybe this week? Meanwhile, Thomas is, "as we speak" painting the K and pantry - ceilings white and walls cream. And I picked up paint chips for possible colours for R's office. Thomas is a painting maniac (Very sweet and lovable) and needs to be fed - painting work!! He also does other things so when he calls and says, I can... I can get more done!

The LR has a white ceiling and pale grey walls. The grey is Ok because there are big windows: S, W (2), N! And there is a very attractive trim around the top that would be challenging to paint up to. Once the furniture is in, there will be much walnut and mahogany not be so much grey.

There will be NO "big move". Inch by inch... Some major furniture will stay at the city house until it is sold. I am content with what is here and the promise of a frig soon, maybe this week? In the meantime, I am enjoying a warm, attractive, light-filled house, when weather permits.

I need to go back to Beaver soon and need to watch the weather for a break to go, and then return. This is needful.

As for the vinyl: A good idea but not for me. I already had to leave home due to paint fumes. I use as little plastic stuff as possible.


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Subject: FPH PLAN
From: wysiwyg
Date: 25 Feb 19 - 05:58 AM

FPH plan, preceding posts.


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Subject: RE: De-clutter & Fitness: House, job, life - 2019
From: wysiwyg
Date: 25 Feb 19 - 05:56 AM

Whoo-hoo!!!

Early wakies drew me to the Library to open a big box I'd labeled "FPH Model, etc-- Dig!"

Expecting it to be mostly FPH paper for the Big Sort, I was thrilled to find that only one manila envelope is actually FPH. The rest easily divided into smaller boxes with actual destinations in the Library.

Under that box was "the pile" of other FPH boxes. Two were empty banker's boxes I'd set there to help sort and store the final product.

That leaves JUST TWO banker's boxes of actual FPH paper, to sort! That is a ONE DAY project I can FINISH TOMORROW, which means cleaning up the LR sorting area this week.

Now I can draft the connecting narrative bits on my notebook, any time, and print them up when we get back from the Big Move, and complete the superintendent's binder before school lets out.

It also means that if I were to be run over by a truck, my 1999 partner could whip that paper as well as I can, to give that program new legs.

~Susan


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Subject: RE: De-clutter & Fitness: House, j
From: wysiwyg
Date: 24 Feb 19 - 04:25 PM

When Greg got home from church we used dry-erase calendars this house came with, to lay out his excellent idea of how to get it all done, over 5 weeks.

FPH project materials are now set and waiting for Tuesday.

Plan: Yano and I will alphabetize pgs into my red accordion folder, one banker's box at a time. (She has confirmed that she can alohabetize.)

As each alpha section fills, I'll sort the pages into hanging files that are labeled by ROLE played in the program.

I think I have enough tabbed hanging files, but I also have re-usable post-it tabs if the flimsy, clear plastic tabs fail and/or new roles emerge. I had to make label inserts and reinforced a fee.

I hope to have enough copies of the model for each role to have a copy. Each role will get a binder with their role, some basic listening skills stuff, the program model, the general goals for their role, and overall goals as set by the implementer cohort. And items for just their

Some narrative will need to be written once the binders are set up.

The program coordinator and maybe the supt. will get that too, but like an EFM coordinator's manual, it will immediately be updated daily and therefore the supt copy will be immediately obsolete.

A better plan in replication will be that at year-end, the coordinator manual is copied for the next coord/supt pair (or coord/principal pair).


~Susan


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Subject: RE: De-clutter & Fitness: House, job, life - 2019
From: Stilly River Sage
Date: 24 Feb 19 - 03:19 PM

I couldn't wait till Tuesday to take the recycling over; in the bin there were several very large round heavy-duty cardboard containers that used to contain rolls of wire (instead of spooling it). I couldn't think of anything I'd do with them or I'd have brought one or more home. Gardening in them? They'd fall apart. Put them in the ground? The metal rims would be in the ground later. Nope. Someone else may find a use before they're buried in the bins. Not bringing it home to begin with is half the battle.

Starting the new compost pile for the year and digging out the remainder of the compost from a pile a couple of years ago. The piles and large bin need attention, combine it all or pull out the sticks that aren't breaking down and see what's left.

This morning I started weeding the garden bed where I'll put in the onions, and I'll put the potatoes in a separate spot that was dug up late enough last fall it will be easy to work on now. The good thing about starting the garden this year is that I don't need to wait till next weekend to finish what I start today since all week is forecast to be perfect for yard work. I'm doing some contract work but it isn't set hours and it's only 10-15 hours a week.


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Subject: RE: De-clutter & Fitness: House, job, life - 2019
From: wysiwyg
Date: 24 Feb 19 - 12:08 PM

Productive puttering AM bcuz feet too swollen to go to church today:

Spelunked linen closet looking for the backs to complete a listed project.

Rebagged some linen shelf items.

Bagged double bed set for camper, incl coverlet Q sheet.

Rebagged Greg Hinton??'s grandmother-made quilt for protection, set in sewing room for his display.

No tiebacks found for BR drapes, but made plan B not possibile to complete b4 departure, so crossing that off list.

Donated a loved double sheet, but am keeping the matching pillowcsses for memory.

Donated a decor pillow no longer needed, that has high-maintenance embroidery in a color not wanted here.

~Susan


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Subject: RE: De-clutter & Fitness: House, job, life - 2019
From: wysiwyg
Date: 24 Feb 19 - 11:13 AM

Very cool article--

https://www.realtor.com/advice/home-improvement/types-of-clutter-how-to-declutter/


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Subject: RE: De-clutter & Fitness: House, job, life - 2019
From: wysiwyg
Date: 24 Feb 19 - 10:42 AM

Now that the date for Dick's memorial has been set, our next decluttering task is to set our truck rental rate. The landlord has not expressed any concerns about extending the mid-March date due to transition issues, and the early April memorial date is close to the vague early April date I posited.

The rest of the needful household tasks look do-able on that timeframe as well. I can breathe now.

~Susan


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Subject: RE: De-clutter & Fitness: House, job, life - 2019
From: Stilly River Sage
Date: 23 Feb 19 - 10:26 PM

I splashed gasoline onto my jeans when I was refueling the mower, so everything has to go into the laundry tonight. After finishing the lawn I didn't get much else done. It may be time for a new mower, this one requires a lot of muscle to get it around the yard. The self-propelled belt is off (it kept slipping off) and the mower has places where the handle dips low near the platform, because the metal frame slumps from the pressure. I have to push it low to make any turns, or lift the back two wheels off the ground. Neither is good. It is 17 years old. My fitness tracker was happy with the exercise.


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Subject: RE: De-clutter & Fitness: House, job, life - 2019
From: Stilly River Sage
Date: 23 Feb 19 - 11:26 AM

Sunshine and a stiff breeze this morning; so far everything underfoot is soggy, but by the afternoon I may be able to set foot in the front yard to start dragging branches and mow.

Before heading out to mow I crossed an annoying and messy task off of my to-do list: finishing the grout in one part of my dressing room. I did most of it ages ago but ran out, and never got around to the rest (probably with the idea that if I grouted something else I'd use the extra in here. But I never grouted anything else.) I also did a few lines in the den where dog nails have dug it out and it is now blocked by furniture to let it dry. I'll give it another sponge-off later today then move the sofa over the top of the area so they can't walk on it and gouge it out.


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Subject: RE: De-clutter & Fitness: House, job, life - 2019
From: wysiwyg
Date: 23 Feb 19 - 11:24 AM

Example of Greg's gallery wall composition:

https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=2126290887450196&id=100002079158985&__tn__=-R

We just emptied the rest of the decor boxes, for Yano to clean Tuesday. Plates to set over the cabinets on easels are in the DW.

~Susan


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Subject: RE: De-clutter & Fitness: House, job, life - 2019
From: wysiwyg
Date: 22 Feb 19 - 08:42 PM

A day off from most projects, to deliver the space-hogging gas range to a lucky recipient in need. Found a great new runaway town, with several GF restaurants.


Before departure, huge progress was made on decisions re snowblower/tractor storage: Temp storage to be, for both, under tarps, not in garage but under security light outside our BR window. Eventual crate-sized shed for snowblower only, by winter. This planhugely relieves garage storage pressure for the next phase, which means Greg will be able to set up his garage woodworking shop quicker, when we unload the Last Move.

At our found-town we looked at sheds, and then came home to find DIY plans for the odd size we want.

A great audio book on a new cheap player made the driving fun.

~Susan


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Subject: RE: De-clutter & Fitness: House, job, life - 2019
From: Stilly River Sage
Date: 22 Feb 19 - 05:23 PM

Still drawing down the freezer and still surprised at how many meals have been prepared without needing anything from the grocery store.

The yard is soggy and the tile floor in the den is heavily tracked. Maybe if I spread mulch over the muddy area then less will be tracked in; I don't foresee grass growing back in those areas any time soon with as much dog traffic as there is. More rain is predicted during the next week.

Time to take my household recycling over to the bins behind city hall, and I want to retrieve some newspapers and cardboard to use in the garden. I'll take a look at the bins on Tuesday, getting there before the trucks come to empty them - they tend to be quite full and there might be stuff I can use within easy reach. No way I'd ever climb into one of them.

It's also time to pay serious attention to starting plants from seed. Greenhouse, here I come.


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Subject: RE: De-clutter & Fitness: House, job, life - 2019
From: Stilly River Sage
Date: 21 Feb 19 - 11:38 PM

Some days just getting the dirty dishes into the dishwasher (after finally emptying the clean ones) feels like an accomplishment. But wait! I also previewed the NetFlix disks I have here, the first two discs from a TV series that started in 2016. The pilot was charming, and I watched part of a couple others, but I the series is calculated to wrench one's emotions around way too much, and I don't feel like that right now. Next.

Since I awoke to dogs pushing open the bedroom door during a thunderstorm it wasn't a day for mowing or gardening, but tomorrow is supposed to be better. My grocery list is relatively short considering how long it has been since I did much shopping. Last night I was setting up to make pumpkin bread (the Joy of Cooking recipe) and though I was almost out of raisins I have lots of dried dates from the Halal market that are even better. I made a double batch and used four small pans, so three loaves are frozen, one for a friend, and one is out for breakfast.

How's the house, Dorothy? Does the WiFi reach every corner of the house and out into the yard? Do you have a date for the big move to begin?


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Subject: RE: De-clutter & Fitness: House, job, life - 2019
From: wysiwyg
Date: 20 Feb 19 - 05:20 PM

We did in fact plow thru the 3 large and 1 small Misc boxes, using the 5-second rule.

As we consulted, I was surrounded by boxes labeled for each room, plus garbage sack, recycle bag, and the Goodwill leaf bag. Each room's box went there once filled, and no room's items feel overwhelming now or difficult.


The last room's box contained items to operate on, which I did while Greg ferried the others; then that one went.

Then we hung kitchen art, and set four framed items on easels above the kitchen cabinets. Greg has a great eye, and I think making many of these choices is helping him feel more at home-- like a DIY episode of Merge.

Then we went ahead on a few trickier art projects, and added a hook to the back of his sewing room door. (That man has overcoats the way some women have shoes!)

The tricky art was hilarious-- we started with several framed icons that can only go in one narrow spot. I had planned rotating them seasonally... but then last week, in the damp garage, I found the calendar they'd all been taken from-- hidden by Tyler-- with seven more. So we went thru these, noting that the watercolor-type paper they're printed on had resumed its flat shape with water stains only on the edges the matte will cover-- I'd laid the mess flat on the kitchen table, and our HVAC restored them.

So we went thru those, and kept the ones we both liked that will fit the ONE available, large frame. We bagged these in a leftover clear plastic bag, and taped that to the back of the currently-framed icon! This packet disappeared within the back of the frame's profile, stabilized with mortite to prevent sagging. And so we hung it up. One large statement frame.

He liked the 2nd framed icon, and claimed that for the sewing room, so it went there to await a hanger on its back.

A third hangerless (and much smaller) icon went on the same wall, but over the high shelf above the framed icon; it floats above the top shelf, luminescent, because unlike the others, metallic paint was used and the whole base layer is pearly, pale blue (Ukrainian Orthodox style). Other items on the top shelf are spaced around that Ukie St. Cyril as if he were standing on the shelf, but he ethereally floats. (The good friend who gave it to us will love it when we send a photo!) The shelf also includes two Madonnas (more are coming for a suitable odd-number collection).

The ones we didn't personally care for were bagged in a similar leftover bag-- I suspect some appliance had come in these-- and added to the Goodwill bag.

On the LR art wall, space remaining will be dotted with tiny shelves holding decor or statuary Greg will choose as we get into the remaining decor boxes, and he can decide where most of the rest will go for display, once our shelves arrive.

It's so cool to be doing this layer of decorating BEFORE the walls get hard to access because bigger furniture is coming to replace MudDorm items.

It's also cool to see him manifest what I've envisioned in these spaces, and love it, and add all these with his own decorating eye. He composes spaces less symmetrically than I tend to do-- that's a challenge my matchy-matchy upbringing can't quite bridge, but I love it once I see it, and can add items in balance from there.

~Susan


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Subject: RE: De-clutter & Fitness: House, job, life - 2019
From: Stilly River Sage
Date: 20 Feb 19 - 04:19 PM

I went to the Lowe's hardware site online and used their "shopping cart" feature to calculate the price of the materials I need for the last panel of new fence on the south side of the house. 19 cedar pickets, 3 10' 2x4s, and a box of deck screws. I still have about a half gallon of the weather-proof treatment, no need for more yet. It is estimated to be $83.46, and my time and labor. I have the reclaimed hardware from taking down the rest of the fence, so that's a nice savings. I need the 2x4s to be just a little under 9', so if the 10' pieces don't fit in the SUV I'll take along a carpenter's saw and trim off a foot in the parking lot. I'm pretty sure those will fit (everything was 6' and 8' on the other panels I worked on, this is the last piece and it extends just a little longer from the last post to the brick side of the house.)

This is me doing the math, I'm not working on it right now, maybe in a week or two. Right now I need to mow and then head for the garden.


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Subject: RE: De-clutter & Fitness: House, job, life - 2019
From: Stilly River Sage
Date: 20 Feb 19 - 11:23 AM

Good idea, using this for a potting bench. In case this type of vinyl has an off gas that might be a problem, here is an article about the types. It's an article from 2005, but it might help. I never noticed a smell, but Dorothy might be more sensitive.

https://www.onlinefabricstore.net/makersmill/clear-vinyl-fabric/ gives more general information about thickness and uses (and might be a good use for the small place you're still working on - I've suddenly forgotten what you call it, now that "Dupont" is in my head.)

Beaver! Just before I hit "submit message."


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Subject: RE: De-clutter & Fitness: House, job, life - 2019
From: wysiwyg
Date: 20 Feb 19 - 10:22 AM

Today's plan: the misc boxes

Newly revised with more to-do's than "done"s:

ARRIVE TO UNPACK April 1?

Camryn and Brandon confirmed

Arrive home, look around, leave immediately for lunch or Ramada to make plan

GOAL: Most furniture comes in same day unloaded, straight to destination (ideal) or sewing room

BOXES to garage, in letter-designated areas, except for a very few labeled 1st-open, and those can stack on sideboard.




BEDROOM

Bed delay? Alterrnative Ramada sleep?

Prep for rug to go down

Greg's cube to library

X Artwork up on walls
X Move drawers to closet
Clean room for new rug/furniture
BR curtains tied and pinned
Foam mattress ready for us w pillows


SEWING ROOM

Painted & ready for furniture & boxes

X Painting done
X Brown curtain up
Kitchen curtains fit here?

X Repair outlet
Add flat-plug extension cords on wallsadj BR

Cut-out stained carpet goes to dog corner!!! Other pieces for around rolling chair in sewing room—measure, then roll
Finish service dog vest


LIBRARY

Clear DVR to be able to record hockey games while gone

X Extension cord for desk power
Mount desk strips
Hang corner shelf

FPH rough sort


BATHROOM

X New toilet seat from garage
Pockets on door?

 


LAUNDRY AREA

Neaten up laundry supplies; furniture may need to be wheeled to sewing room

Measure for cabinet depth/height

X Relocate alarm panel

 

LIVING ROOM

X Hart art up/designed
X Purge wicker coffee table,
Purge wicker love seat & lamp table
X (need contractors’ bags)—
stow under LL window

Clear sideboard top

Artwork up on walls
Clear table and remove vinyl cloth (repair, make clear cover, roll both)
Remove chair covers and re-dress relocated wing chair
Remove green recliner to garage
Relocate autoharp and stand
Collapse tension rod for windowsill


KITCHEN

Kitchen boxes to sideboard (room divider of kitchen boxes)

Doctor visits:

X Glasses
Pap
Manmo



SHOPPING

Meds refilled
Soups waiting

X Contractors’ bags

Power bars waiting
Burgers waiting
Bread waiting



GARAGE

Corners marked

Boxed decor in garage cleaned and boxed in plastic
Garage ready and labeled
Plan for Deere and blower
Chairs out into patio

X Decide about picking stools
Mike or Dave ready
Stove gone
Lock up kayak
Box spring gone



PATIO

Patio cleaned up, pots out w rock/soil
Dog fence raised


YARDS

Sewer dig neatened up
Wicker stowed
Brandon set to weed beds


TRAVEL

X Car player loaded
Van cleaned out


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Subject: RE: De-clutter & Fitness: House, job, life - 2019
From: wysiwyg
Date: 20 Feb 19 - 07:06 AM

Re plastic sheeting, we had access in PA to one store we will miss a lot-- Surplus City. Far from having anything in common with the Big Lots chain you may be picturing, it's largely plumbing, electrical, automotive, tarps, fabric, and crafts-- housed in an enormous funky, dusty old pole building with a concrete floor.

One of our favorite finds there was the steel prison trays we used at Mudgathers and later gave, in pairs, to admiring friends and fam. (They were $1 each, and I have 8 left. So much fun to use at church potlucks.) Surplus City had hundreds, in stacks. Once. Another great item was the $5 metal ballot boxes; the 14" square by 24" tall size made wonderful dog food bins, and the 8" x 14" model held cinders for the worst ice by the back porch.

You never knew what treasures they'd have, and one day it was 54" rolls of plastic in various gauges, about 1/5 of retail price. I bought a thick-gauge roll to cover the sideboard I'll use in Ohio seasonally as my germination station. Over top of the plastic is a blue prayer shawl I received after my botched surgery.

I also used this plastic to cover our long kitchen table, which seats 6-8 people. In one of Greg's earlier rectories, it was the even longer DR table, and it matches a china cabinet; their finish harmonizes with the vast array of kitchen cabinets, so they ended up in there and the china cabinet now holds arty decor. A beloved vinyl tablecloth was starting to show wear with little rips, and I just won't give it up until I come across another pattern I love, so we covered it. (For state dinners, we'll roll up both layers and set the table with a runner, and enjoy the more formal look of the wood. It's also my everyday food prep table.)
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I have another leaf bag started for Goodwill items. The boxes of "misc" are piling up as I unpack and come across items I'm not sure where to put (since our bookshelves aren't here yet). I'm going to whip thru those this week and donate about half, as we consult briefly on each item. It's so weird to actually have Greg around to consult with him!

Yesterday Yano and I cleared the remaining quarter of the cardboard crate our boxed, framed art had traveled in, in May. All the flat and shredded packing paper was kept to go back with us, to pack up the kitchen and last big framed art we left on the walls. (The crate box too, for the last frames to bring.) I was so impressed with Greg's composition, when he hung all his gold-framed ordination certificates last week, that I asked him to hang all the kitchen art we unpacked in the AM. When I came back from the Y, there it all was, beautifully displayed. Replacing the squiggles of curling ribbon I'd hung on nails the seller had left, to break up an ugly-painted section of kitchen wall. (The framed colors took away the ugly.)

We're unpacking this whole category-- items packed with shredded paper-- in the garage. All the mess never comes into the house (static cling and dust issues). Yano cleans each item of dirt-road-dust and dust bunnies that gathered while I was unable to clean, and none of that filth comes into the house, either. Yet to bring in are the boxed decor awaiting our shelving, but we'll unpack, clean, and rebox those next week. (Right now the boxes occupy the garage pantry we brought, which Brandon will move a few feet to its designated corner next week. I'm looking forward to ejecting some of the canned and dry goods clogging up my kitchen, very soon.)

~S~


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Subject: RE: De-clutter & Fitness: House, job, life - 2019
From: Stilly River Sage
Date: 19 Feb 19 - 10:23 PM

Dorothy, I have that thick clear flexible vinyl sheeting that came in 54" wide bolts (with a detached paper backing) at the fabric store and cut it to length for the various work tables (kitchen, tall kitchen work table, and the dining room table). It can be folded up and set aside or table cloths can be spread out over it. I just looked at Joann and find various gauge thicknesses. I probably got 16 or 20, just because it seemed more durable, but I'd have to look in the store to compare for sure. I know, it is reminiscent of crinkly plastic covers our grandparents put over the sofa and armchair back in the 60s, but it's less conspicuous and more practical.

Good luck getting the mirrored piece of furniture monstrosity out of the house quickly!

More bits of paper cleared off of my office work spaces, some filed, some noted on the spiral binder, others simply tossed. Office supplies discovered and organized.

I set up my HDMI monitor to give sound and use my web cam today for a conversation and to share screens (using the app you may have heard of - GoToMeeting - I've figured out how to make it work after a couple of meetings with it.) Since I've set that up again I'm thinking of once again removing the separate speakers on my desk, though I like having the box behind the monitor that offers the base sound. I think I turned off the monitor sound because it wasn't very loud, but there are two adjustments and I think I wasn't addressing both (monitor volume and computer volume). That would give me a little more room on the physical desktop.


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Subject: RE: De-clutter & Fitness: House, job, life - 2019
From: Dorothy Parshall
Date: 19 Feb 19 - 06:10 PM

Dupont!

Unlimited internet installed today! I feel SO much freer! Tomorrow Ephraim will make it Wifi! Triple YAY!

Thomas is painting up a storm: Yellow BR near done, the black and dark blue room is cream, R's office-to-be is moving toward cream. T will return tomorrow to finish that and the Den (the room with the fireplace). I wonder if I can negotiate a cream K... Would love the hall and L/DR done but that might break the bank.

I could not find "shelf paper" but unpacked four boxes of K stuff. Went to Staples this aft and found "wrapping paper" that I hope will do. Washing shelves is not adequate for me; they are OLD wood and used for 116 years!

It may be another few days before we "move in". Need a frig first. Today R dragged in the first piece of "What are you doing dragging in that piece of trash?????" A section of a piece of "early american" junk with a mirror - "Better than what is in the powder room now" NOT! There will be a discussion tonight and I will get Thomas to help me drag it out tomorrow!

Well, today's reminder is that I can put the leaves in the dining table and use it to cut fabric - if I protect it first. I will finally have space for the sewing machine! Just maybe I will get some sewing done!

This is a wonderful house. We love it and so does everyone else who has seen it. Now, to schlep Thomas back to the city.


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Subject: RE: De-clutter & Fitness: House, job, life - 2019
From: Stilly River Sage
Date: 19 Feb 19 - 11:10 AM

Further information on my "purchase" during my frugal month - these cobalt glasses (12 of them, 6 500 size, 6 tall tumblers) were .89 apiece at Goodwill, and a set of six of either size sells for $45-50 on eBay. A good return for a frugal hobby.

Mary, you'll have to tell us more about how the quilting on the rez operation works. You've mentioned it before.


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Subject: RE: De-clutter & Fitness: House, job, life - 2019
From: wysiwyg
Date: 19 Feb 19 - 07:54 AM

Last week I found what I believe is the last FPH box. Yesterday I picked up post-it tabs to alpha-label the file pockets I'll use to purge out all the duplicate copies of the paper they hold....
For that job I'll just alphabetize pages by whatever the top line reads, and as the portable file gets full I can whip thru to whiz out (recycle bin) the dupes.

That process will re-familiarize me with which sub-group in the program will need each document, in their section of the guide. (Using a zoo as a metaphor, "does this page go into the parrot section or the lion section?")

By then the paper should be down to one binder per group, with narrative to introduce each and a copy of the model and report in each-- NOT purging those duplicates.

So each binder will include: Here's what your group will be supporting as the groups collaborate to create this program (model), and here are the likely results you can surpass (report). End with a template: What are your goals (blank chart per long range goals page).

~S~


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Subject: RE: De-clutter & Fitness: House, job, life - 2019
From: mg
Date: 19 Feb 19 - 07:51 AM

Whenever i get the urge to quilt i buy material and ship to rosebud reservation in sd.. Some support families by quilting...


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Subject: RE: De-clutter & Fitness: House, job, life - 2019
From: Stilly River Sage
Date: 18 Feb 19 - 11:40 PM

A glass of Old Vine Zinfandel and a shredder - clearing paper in my office. I haven't managed to do the no-alcohol February, but about once a week is modest consumption, and I'm being frugal, not buying any, only drawing down the existing collection. I'm an sticking closely to the frugal end of things for everything else, though I did find something at Goodwill today to list on eBay. I go in because I have a set of plates that I'd like to fill out, so when I'm near a thrift store I go look at the housewares. Sometimes I stumble on other good stuff. (I sold three PERFECT aqua colored Luminarc glasses on eBay last fall to a woman who tried to claim they were cloudy and hoped to get to keep them and get her money back. She got them for about $8 a glass - I just found the same type today on eBay for over $40 per glass. Darn. The twit who tried the scam clobbered my perfect feedback score, but she never returned the glasses so the sale stood. Maybe she turned $25 into $120.) I'll try again on blue colored drink glasses.

Anyway, going through cards, printouts, and scribbles. I just opened a brown envelope with the last birthday card from my library co-workers: [cover] YOU'RE ONE YEAR OLDER [inside] YOU'RE GETTING CLOSER AND CLOSER TO THAT AGE WHERE A LIFE SENTENCE ISN'T REALLY THAT BIG OF A THREAT
They picked good cards. :)

I have a spiral notebook for those oddball notes on scraps of paper that don't file away easily, but I want to keep the information. This notebook lets me write it down or cut out and tape in the note or business card or whatever the fragment is, compressing the information into one more durable collection. Other things that are on whole pages are going into the filing cabinet.

I plan to finish clearing the second desktop in my office before I head for bed. It's a good goal for the evening.


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Subject: RE: De-clutter & Fitness: House, job, life - 2019
From: wysiwyg
Date: 18 Feb 19 - 08:30 PM

Oops, lost in paste in previous post-- that's what Brandon wrought today, with us as his helpers/teachers.


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