I went to a sub friend's graduation this weekend (congrats!). It occured to me that I was at another sub friend's graduation this time last year. Is there a pattern forming? I wonder what graduation I'll be at next year.
I got a bug to try and organize some things and
get rid of some old unwanted and unneeded stuff. Or, at the very least,
make better space for it. Storage is a problem in my house. Contrary
to what one might think upon entering my house, I really do like open,
uncluttered spaces... as opposed to a house full of junk rooms. There's
just not that much space to put things out of the way. I don't have
much in the way of closets and so forth. I do have a store room out
back, but it's outside and gets kinda damp... just not the best place
for perishables. So, mostly what I do is just throw a little away while
moving stuff from room to room.
I decided the current
tossing-and-moving project should be these old National Geographic
magazines I inherited. They take up about 25 feet of shelf space I
could be using for other things. There's problems involved. The
shelves are way up high, like ten to fourteen feet off the ground, and a
little out of my reach. I can get to the lower ones on a small wooden
ladder I have, but the higher ones taunt me. I'm going to have to use
the old, aluminum, outsidesy ladder to get to them. But it's covered
with leaves and dirt and junk. While I leaned it against the fence to
hose it off, I got to thinking (as I envisioned weaving a heavy ladder
through a room with breakables and computers) that maybe this isn't such
a bright idea, and that someone ought to be talking me out of it.
Well, there's no one around to do so, so I guess I'll press ahead.
second problem is what to do with all the darn magazines once I get
them down. Seems a waste to throw them away, as some are pretty old and
must be worth something to someone. There's already a glut of them on
eBay, though, and they're only going for pennies each. Maybe if there
aren't any friends who want them, I can drop them off at the library for
one of their sales or something. I'm sure they'd reward my donation
with sour looks.
I saw two baby bunnies the other day. Isn't that special?