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People brought brownies & cake in to work today. I don't know why.

So last night I picked up a six-foot folding table to use for a temporary workbench when I'm up in the land of civilization again. Took a look at the weather, and it looks like rain on Wednesday, but clear sailing after that... could I be so lucky?

Updated the CAD drawings last night for the shed. Ended up cutting six inches off the height, which still leaves me with a good height (tall enough to store 8-foot things and maneuver them around). Also added an upper door so I can access the "attic" for storage of pipes and conduit and other assorted thingies that are long and narrow.

The Great Purging(tm) is going to be a pain in the ass. Talked with saveau last night, and some of the stuff is in pretty bad shape. Looks like most of the stuff on the front porch is gonna be a wash because of the leakage. There is a lot that is out there in sealed plastic bins that should be okay, but I don't know about the rest. I suppose I shouldn't be upset about it-- it's just stuff-- but it's a tell. It's gonna be hard to go through stuff and get rid of it. It's gonna be hard to give up on parts of my past.

Part of the reason for the shed. There is no more room at the inn. The house is full of crap. Some of the crap I want to keep. Some of it I am willing to part with in garage sale or Ebay fashion, and some of it is just gonna get tossed. The shed gives me a staging area to move some of the crap into so that I can start dealing with everything else.

Whatever I do decide to keep needs to be organized. Yes, I've been watching house porn (barda's term for home-improvement shows), and Clean Sweep has become semi-motivational. The "keep/sell/toss/" methodology is a great start, but it's a lot harder when it's your own stuff that you're sorting through.

For example: I have a plotter in the basement. I'll never use it. I need to get rid of it, but it's too good to just dump, so I might sell it on ebay. I also have bins of connectors and cables for Sun workstations, and EPROM programmers, and various bits of equipment and detritus that is ebay-worthy.

There is wood. And pipe. And conduit. With remodeling the house, it's useful, and I don't want to toss it.

There is Halloween stuff. There is propmaking stuff. There is old paint, and tools, and wire and cable, and...

There's a lot of *stuff*.


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Aug. 10th, 2004 08:41 am (UTC)
Something I suggested to Barb years ago:
Rent a tub/dumpster.
Organize a crew of volunteers some weekend day.
Designate specific staging areas (keep, store, sell).
You sit in one spot and the crew of volunteers come to you with things in hand and you issue the verdict. The verdict must be issued quickly because there are more volunteers a-comin'!

Many hands make light work and it also forces quick decision making, instead of reading through that book or flipping through those photos or pawing through that box...
Aug. 10th, 2004 11:16 am (UTC)
I think that is going to be a definite for next year. I'm not going to be up for long enough this year to make it through everything enough to organize.

Plus, we would need more than a day to do the house. :)

Marvelous idea though.
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