The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #169078   Message #4125398
Posted By: Dorothy Parshall
06-Nov-21 - 10:24 PM
Thread Name: De-clutter & Fitness in a Pandemic: 2021
Subject: RE: De-clutter & Fitness in a Pandemic: 2021

Made it back on Weds with enough energy left to partly unload car and cook. R did not make it home until Thurs and left this morning for "Saturday BF" and then heading to Ontario with bro to pick up 3 machines. Of course, they only got there about 9 pm Took the 6 hours for a 4 hour trip...??? Yep! That is how they operate. He may be back tomorrow night, with any luck.

So, I have done laundry and more L... and some cooking and grocery shopping and trip to library, finished unloading car, Rita's husband stopped by for soap dishes and a quantity of black felt I thought she might use for her booth when doing craft shows - a divesting of stuff for me! When I find out how suitable the soap dishes are, or not, I may try throwing some more while I am here.

RE fireplaces and TVs: I wonder if the varnish on SRS' limestone could be burned off with a propane burner. TV about a mantle would probably be good if one were in a reclining chair. Ours is on a solid cabinet in the TV room. I have a n aversion to TV and would not afflict it on our lovely 1902 mantle.

But speaking of rocks and bricks, I notice the lower line of bricks in the nice old fireplace are quite blackened; perhaps I will consider doing something about that as we now have the insert/ no fire in the actual fireplace. The lovely little -old- Jotul needed serious care and I called a highly recommended pro to put the inner workings back in place. The nice man told me to be more gentle putting wood in.

When I arrived, I found R has been heating the outdoors as he neglected to close the trapdoor to the attic! Done! I brought wood in today, from back porch. I have 3 cords out in the yard to get up onto the porch!! Not sure I can manage that but also not finding anyone I can hire...

So, I have a bunch of stuff to sort and re-home and want to to get the house as tidy as possible for when my son and Tenley arrive - before Christmas. I only want to stay here a max of two weeks and get back to Beaver for 2 or 3 weeks. Some cooperation from R would be nice; the bathroom sink that only had cold water when Taun was here 2 years ago is now totally un-installed ... And the hallway is in desperate need of de-cluttering!

I also have to re-distribute the plants R managed to keep alive - most of them! And do a feeding. There are still tomatoes on the potted tomato plants - in front of glass door in hall. And peppers on the two year old pepper plants. Only one basil survived, but a good healthy one.

Pat was happy with the pots I left for the Shop. With the holiday coming, it is too bad I did not get lots more made... Oh well.