• Another 100 Days of Good Karma: Day 254 (Spring Cleaning)


    Sunday, March 22, 2015

    Run/ Walk/ Bike/ Elliptical (Today: 0.00 miles; Running Total: 210.29 miles)

    Day 254 of *Another* 100 Days of Good Karma.

    I tackled a few super-cluttered areas in the house.

    First up was the pantry. I chased the puppies and kids outside. Yesterday’s rain cleared up and the sun came out. It was a beautiful day. While they were playing and out of my hair (ha! I can say that now!) I organized the shelves using a bunch of dollar store baskets. It’s amazing how much food we have that we didn’t even know we had.

    After the pantry I started on my closet, which is still a mess from the leak – waaay back from Day 158. The leak was fixed a long time ago, but the dry wall is still ripped out. We’ve had a few distractions since December 16th (finishing chemo, surgery, a drug induced haze after surgery, starting radiation.  You know, the usual).  Since there wasn’t a water leak anymore we just left the dry wall alone to be fixed at some future date.

    Well, we’ve reached the future date. Last week we got tired of looking at the dust and insulation so I called the home warranty company. Who, of course, said they couldn’t find anyone to replace the dray wall.

    “Really?” I asked them. “Houston is one of the biggest cities in the country and you couldn’t find a single person who does drywall?”

    Based on our previous interactions, I wasn’t surprised.

    Destroyed dry wall plus everyday living makes a hell of a mess.

    I broke the job of cleaning out the closet down into smaller steps so it wasn’t so overwhelming.

    I identified some trouble areas in there. Shoe storage is a problem. They’re everywhere. Medicine and over the counter bottles are a problem, too. They’re just all in one giant basket that I have to dig through to find anything. Which is inconvenient when you need Ibuprofen or Gas-X.

    I’m thinking a trip to the dollar store is in order. You can never have too many dollar store baskets and bins.

    Today’s silver lining: Spring cleaning makes me feel like I have everything under control.

    What’s your silver lining today? I love comments!

    Don’t want to leave a comment, but have something you want to share? Send me an email at gettingthewordswrong(at)gmail(dot)com.



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