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Re: Small joys and random good things

Post by JD » 21 Mar 2018, 15:51

Thank you, all. I expect this new career will lead to a life of fame and fortune and tens of dollars.
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Re: Small joys and random good things

Post by Sandy » 21 Mar 2018, 16:39

JD wrote:
21 Mar 2018, 15:51
Thank you, all. I expect this new career will lead to a life of fame and fortune and tens of dollars.
I made hundreds of dollars which all promptly went back into gear and no fame or fortune, so if you get the fame and fortune, you're way ahead. :)
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Re: Small joys and random good things

Post by Jennifer » 21 Mar 2018, 19:13

If JD does get the fame and fortune, then let me be the first to say: I liked him before it was cool, and also the band was waaaaay better before they sold out. :)
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Re: Small joys and random good things

Post by Eric the .5b » 21 Mar 2018, 19:41

Excellent, JD!
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Re: Small joys and random good things

Post by Highway » 21 Mar 2018, 20:20

Good on you, and hope you thought it was fun. :)
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Re: Small joys and random good things

Post by Ellie » 24 Mar 2018, 10:33

Ellie wrote:
18 Mar 2018, 21:39
I'm going to have 24 hours alone in the house this coming weekend.

I am SO EXCITED.

Clean all the things!!!!!!
It didn't work out with my dad's schedule for David and the kids to come any sooner than this morning, so 24 hours has unfortunately been cut to 9. But I can still get a lot done.

Except they just left and I'm sitting here paralyzed with indecision about what to do first ...
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Re: Small joys and random good things

Post by lunchstealer » 24 Mar 2018, 12:19

Ellie wrote:
Ellie wrote:
18 Mar 2018, 21:39
I'm going to have 24 hours alone in the house this coming weekend.

I am SO EXCITED.

Clean all the things!!!!!!
It didn't work out with my dad's schedule for David and the kids to come any sooner than this morning, so 24 hours has unfortunately been cut to 9. But I can still get a lot done.

Except they just left and I'm sitting here paralyzed with indecision about what to do first ...
It me.
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Re: Small joys and random good things

Post by Warren » 24 Mar 2018, 14:03

Start cleaning what's in front of you
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Re: Small joys and random good things

Post by Ellie » 24 Mar 2018, 14:54

At the halfway point. I've hauled a ton of trash up from the basement that I had been procrastinating on dealing with for months. Unfortunately that means now I'm exhausted but all the living areas look practically the same.

Time to kick it into high gear!
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Re: Small joys and random good things

Post by Jennifer » 24 Mar 2018, 15:32

Ellie wrote:
24 Mar 2018, 14:54
At the halfway point. I've hauled a ton of trash up from the basement that I had been procrastinating on dealing with for months. Unfortunately that means now I'm exhausted but all the living areas look practically the same.

Time to kick it into high gear!
Kickass! And congrats for the progress you've made thus far!

Massve cleanout/organizations of this type are the one housekeeping sort of task I genuinely enjoy (provided I'm doing it at my own pace and on my own terms). Part of it, I think, is because it's one of the few "improvement"-type tasks where visible progress happens almost immediately: removing even one bag of trash from the basement (or wherever) results in your basement being at least slightly less trashy. Or, organizing that one corner of the room (even if the rest of the room remains untouched) makes that one corner look better, if nothing else. It's not one of those "struggle or sacrifice now, and then maybe, hopefully, you'll get a payoff down the road."
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Re: Small joys and random good things

Post by Ellie » 01 Apr 2018, 22:10

Got a mini cleaning window as the kids are all asleep (finally), David is working late, and I have tomorrow off so I can give up some sleep. Assuming none of my troublesome younglings decide to wake up (about a fifty-fifty chance), my goal is to get the living room and kitchen over the last hump into a "maintainable" clean state. I will post pics, promise.
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Re: Small joys and random good things

Post by Warren » 02 Apr 2018, 16:06

Ellie wrote:
01 Apr 2018, 22:10
Got a mini cleaning window as the kids are all asleep (finally), David is working late, and I have tomorrow off so I can give up some sleep. Assuming none of my troublesome younglings decide to wake up (about a fifty-fifty chance), my goal is to get the living room and kitchen over the last hump into a "maintainable" clean state. I will post pics, promise.
Welllllllll?
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Re: Small joys and random good things

Post by Ellie » 02 Apr 2018, 22:26

Kitchen including new organizational solutions, living room including optimistic "if you build it they will come" potty training corner. I'm not sure what we're going to do in the area with the brown couch (which is at the back of the living room behind David's armchair). I'm afraid to get rid of it in case I immediately change my mind about the layout yet again and wish I had it back. But for right now that's wasted space. I don't have anything else in mind for what to put there.

Also, bonus shot of the maddening baby gates that had to be installed twice because the kids were able to wiggle under them the first time. I had already chucked the helpful lining-up-your-holes (hur hur) template so the second time around they ended up wonky.

Overall, we're not there yet, but we're actually getting close to something maintainable. Then the trick, obviously, is to actually maintain it.
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Re: Small joys and random good things

Post by Jennifer » 02 Apr 2018, 22:42

Looking good, Ellie! I especially like the spice-file thing.
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Re: Small joys and random good things

Post by Warren » 02 Apr 2018, 22:43

Ziplock bags are not the most convenient for opening and closing, But they only take up as much space as they need.

Well Done Ellie!!

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Wait. Where's the coffee pot?
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Re: Small joys and random good things

Post by Jennifer » 02 Apr 2018, 22:53

Those white bin/drawer things in some of the cabinets -- it looks like they're not set directly on the cabinet shelves, but are mounted on some sort of roller/groove thing. Was that already in the cabinetry, or was it something you installed?
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