Last day of the month…again. Well, this month we didn’t do as well as we did in January, but progress is still being made. Just more slowly.
Hoping to amend that somewhat today.
As I said yesterday, I am going to take a week or two here and concentrate on the worst areas left to deal with.
1 = Office
2 = Studio
3 = Library
4 = Junk Room
and the winner is…
The Library! Great place to spend some rainy time. I could also roll duration, but I think I will try for just doing the three hours straight in whatever room I roll for the day. Especially since Newell is not feeling well and asleep in the bedroom. (Think he may have gotten a non-veggie eggroll at lunch yesterday and it is not agreeing with him.)
Let’s see what three hours dedicated time in the Library can do.
UPDATE ONE: I made it two hours…and it is almost impossible to do anything in there because there is no floor space to sort, or area for new shelves or anything. I did manage to get one of the file cabinets out into the Front Hall, and if I can get help later getting it upstairs to its new home in the Computer Room, that will be a big step forward. Sorting through the files in the drawers could easily fill that last hour I need for the day. I haven’t taught in almost twenty years and still have papers relating to teaching… Good things to get rid of!
I also culled another box of books that there are either extra copies of or I have in my Kindle and don’t really need both.
All my shelves are over-full and double-stacked. But I am at a loss until I can put up more shelves. Ah, the tragedy…
The bookcase in the corner is more reference stuff that should be in the Office. I got it consolidated a bit so I could see what was there.
Fixed some of the double-stacking…and created a nice hole of floor…
Here’s the box of books to get rid of:
I think I may take a nap!
UPDATE TWO: Did at least another hour of sorting through the contents of the file folders that had been in the file cabinet and tossing stuff. Filled about a half sack of trash. Got the cabinet moved into place upstairs. Still a mess on the living room floor, but I’ll get that squared away tomorrow.
Dishes done while watching the Psych season premiere — I gave up the Top Chef finale for Shawn and Gus! But I’ll watch it tomorrow.
All in all, a good day.
DAILY UPDATE: Calling it three hours in the library, since that is where the files came from.
Ok, is it really bad that I looked at the box of books and thought to myself “Hey, I read that one, what is that one, oh, I don’t read Grafton,,,,”
On a more topical note: On my bookshelves, especially when I have PLENTY of books to stack and tall shelves… I place the books horizontal on the bookshelf instead of vertical (standing up), That way, there’s no dead space above the books because you are stacking to the top of the books. You can also stack double deep. Been doing this forvever… Not sure where I picked it up at since all the book stores i worked at did it the traditional way.
Have a great day!
My problem with stacking books that way is that it is harder for me to wrestle them out when I want them. And I never stack double because I lose track of them fast enough when I can SEE them…lol. 🙂