The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #147863   Message #3431361
Posted By: Bat Goddess
05-Nov-12 - 11:34 AM
Thread Name: Declutter & Exercise - NOV````2012
Subject: RE: Declutter & Exercise - NOV````2012
Nowhere near lunch yet and I feel pretty accomplished.

Right off the bat, I scrubbed down the bathmat (which really needed it) right after my shower.

Got a few more items into the scrapbooks and called the local metal recycling place to find out whether they'd take a 35 year old canister vacuum cleaner. It's almost all metal, so yes. Later this week I'll take that, a coil of copper tubing that used to run between the underground oil tank and the furnace, an expansion tank and a few other small items up there. A few bucks is a few bucks...

Took the other boxes of books to the car to take to the library sale later today on my way to the store, took the outgoing mail up to the mailbox. While I was up there, I stuck the vac in the boot, and bagged some other untaken items for trash pick up tomorrow, and neatified a smallish pile of things remaining and set the sign back up. Maybe later today I'll extricate that small chest from the bathroom and take it up there along with a few more useful items from the cellar. (Oh! it just occurred to me that the shovel head was also gone from the pile at the road.)

When I got the car back to the house, I brought in from the car the 2 large bottles of seltzer and large package of toilet paper that was among the groceries I picked up yesterday.

Had a WONDERFUL visit yesterday morning with a friend in Portsmouth who is an avid reader and former librarian (like teachers, there are no "former" librarians...) and, when I got home, I dutifully emailed her with links and clarifications of a lot of what we had talked about, but this morning I remembered a few more and sent along the links. A book she'd never heard of (and I've been fascinated with since the '70s when I first ran across a copy) was Caroline Mytinger's 1930s book (about her late '20s adventure) "Headhunting In the Solomon Islands, Around the Coral Sea" ("No woman is fulfilled, they say, until she holds in her arms her own little book."). While checking links, I found this -- Gibson Girl In New Guinea