Friday, May 25, 2012
Still Miles to Go.....
While I get stuck with the cleaning and straightening, there they sit. Lettice said something about the current price of tea in China and they all turned and looked at me...
Tessie glared at me and said, "That's what we need. Bring us some tea and cookies. And don't forget the lemon."
Poor threesome indeed!
Tessie found her "Mini Me" and is now clamouring for more work on the 1/4" scale half timber wall house. I will put it on the list.....
I am doing pretty well so far, but it is going to take time. I have about a quarter of the space all cleaned out, but with the "stream of consciousness method" it is slow work. I pick something up to put it away....Then I have to decide where it goes. Then I go to the spot where I think it should live, question the validity of the placement, then turn around and head in the opposite direction....By that time, I have no idea where to put said item. And on it goes...
I did get the closet straightened and a couple of the bookcases. I really need to get rid of something. There is no longer room for anything new. Maybe after I finish putting things away, I will be able to find a few unnecessary items to discard.
I am trying for the old saying "Use it up. Wear it out. Make it do or do without." So far, I am not using it up or wearing it out fast enough!
Anyway, I am doing pretty good when I am not staring out the window or at the TV...
While I am working, I have another website to keep you out of mischief.
Sharon T. sent me this one yesterday afternoon. That's another reason I am not finished yet....Any excuse will do.
You have to see this one. It's the best yet of the ones that have a lot of old books magazines and catalogs on line. It even has movies and music to download. I went for the furniture and different needlework books first. So many books. So little time.
There were also some really neat house plans among other things. You name it, this site has it. http://archive.org/index.php At the top there are categories. I spent most of the evening in the "text" section. The only drawback that I could see is, it looks to me like you can only download things for a week. I don't know what happens after that. I guess they must just disappear. Mostly I probably will just use the site on line.
So...Now that you have something to keep you busy, I am going back to work.
See you tomorrow.