In addition to continuing tackling the laundry and filing backlog, I have had some friends visiting and they’ve given me some help with things.
The biggest/heaviest part of the clean up was yesterday. I had some rusty file cabinets at the Old Place, a busted up one at the New Place, a bunch of steel computer cases (empty), cans, and random bits. We loaded up my pickup truck with all that junk and took it to the recycling center. Totaled up to 120 pounds of steel and 10 pounds of aluminum. Got $12.20 for it all, which isn’t a lot of money, true, but I am always tickled when someone will pay me for my trash. And it didn’t land up in a landfill.
Didn’t spend a lot of time at the Old Place, but did give my late spouse’s foam cutter to my friends who were helping me out for a project they were working on (one more thing I don’t need gone to a good home), and found a set of X-acto craft knives I’d been looking for since I moved so yay!
Also installed hooks for hanging a lot of stuff up, from my kitchen apron to cleaning brushes to some art supplies. Made a nice difference right away.
We had talked about getting my electric piano out to be fixed but given how icy it is outside and the logistics of manhandling a 100+ pound electronic gizmo down a flight and a half of exterior stairs (with ice and snow) into the bed of my truck… it’s not getting any more broke where it is and taking care of that is being deferred to when it’s less of a hazard (>sigh< - I miss playing piano).
Also got the last of the summer patio furniture to the storage unit and got the last of the holiday/new year gifts out the door (delayed due to covid).
A friend is also helping me organize my current craft projects and today we’ll be making some adjustments to my big floor loom so I can start making some things with that again (I could do it by myself, but it’s a lot easier with an extra pair of hands).
The place feels roomier and more efficient. Best of all, I’ve managed (so far) not to have any allergy outbreaks taking care of all this.