Tom Ramcigam (magicmarmot) wrote,
Tom Ramcigam
magicmarmot

meandering

Had dinner with Mom last night. Told her about the surgery, and she freaked a little, but after I got to explain all the positives (like being completely off of the diabetes meds), she calmed down and was pretty happy. It was a nbice dinner, and we talked for probably three hours until I had to go home.

Needless to say, there was no cleaning last night.

I need to find my water filter replacement cartridge. I know I have a few hiding somewhere, and I just got one a week or so ago, and I don't know what I did with it. It's pissing me off because I really need to replace the filter. They're not horrendously expensive, I just lose things really easily. Some day ask me about my screwdriver collection, or the abundanza of tape measures.

If all goes well, I'll be picking up on the cleaning tonight. There's a kind of uberplan in place so I'm not completely doing the squirrel dance while I'm in the basement, and it helps me to focus on a couple of places that can use the concentration.

It's kind of weird. I'd ask for help, but there's an odd personal nature to the whole thing, a combination of a gauntlet that I have to run and being able to separate the stuff I want to keep from the stuff that gets tossed or sold. And since I'm not really on a strict timeline, it's okay. It's not like I'm gonna run out of stuff to do.

There is the porch that I need to get finished. There are sidewalks and the front stoop to re-do. There is new siding to wrangle. There's the studio to excavate, and the Room Where No One Walks to purge and sort. There's a bathroom remodel, and another bathroom remodel, and a kitchen remodel, and a tree to cut down and a garage to plan and build...

Whew.

Small steps.

And a movie to shoot in there somewhere.

I am on a sort-of timeline for the basement, as it's gonna be the place for some of the facade construction. I need to clear out a big enough space for that, and that's pretty much the main room. The lab itself is secondary, but will probably be cleaned out first to make workspace and storage space for some stuff that will be going in there, like tools and materials.

The One Room and the Purple Room will have to wait. They do need to be addressed, but not right now. The One Room isn't bad, and it gets used a lot as tool and material storage. The Purple Room has boxes of computer parts that haven't seen the light of day for a handful of years, and will be going away, as well as a number of other things-in-boxes-and-on-shelves that I need to go through. It would probably make a good ebay staging room, and it will eventually be the server/utility room.

The laundry room needs a bit of revamping, but it's pretty usable as it is.
Tags: Big Broken Box™, bariatric, cleaning
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