I’m trying to figure out if there’s a reason, besides laziness, that I’m procrastinating the work in the Throne Room, and there is. I’m annoyed, peeved, put out, that things are broken.

I design million dollar, 20,000 pound equipment to run for years and years. There is no note in the operator’s manual saying, “Tighten the hundreds of screws on the equipment on a daily basis, or things will start slipping and sagging”. Nowhere does it recommend, “Jiggle the handle if the equipment fails to cease operation properly”. So why do I have to put up with that on the toilet? Granted, it’s not a million dollar piece of equipment. It’s just a few hundred dollar piece of junk.

Okay, I feel a little better, thanks. Not good enough to work on the Throne Room, but good enough to do the final clothes push. I have my pile of “maybes” to try on, and the rest of the stack of spring clothes. I have the partial bag and partial box to finish off, and then whatever else I can come up with. Remember, it has to make me feel good to great. Groot. My clothes have to make me feel groot.

AFK (away from keyboard).

I’m back for a coffee break. I’ve finished the partial box and partial bag. I’ve started a new donation bag and a garbage bag (for dry cleaner bags and wire hangers – I have to agree with Joan Crawford on the wire hanger issue). I want to clear the top shelf of the closet, too. It’s mostly extra linens. I’ll fit the keepers in the living room blanket chest, donate the non-keepers, and throw away some old pillows. I may keep the closet ones and throw away the flat ones on the bed, but some are definitely headed for the garbage.

AFK

I haven’t totally dealt with the linens yet, but I cleared the shelves and filled 2 more donation bags. That’s 114. My entire wardrobe is in the closet and the dresser. That feels good! I’m sure there will be more clothing to donate, but just usual amount that normal people do, a piece here and there.

Shelves, before and after. The big purple/green quilt is a quilt I made with the help of No.4 Sis and her daughter. I still have to do the hand finishing.

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Before

Before

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After

After

And a view of the whole closet, mid-progress (I can’t find the “before”, but there was junk on the floor piled thigh-high)  and after. Tah dah!!!

Progress!

Progress!

After

After

Stay tuned…