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Life with a Syphillitic Yak

Well, I got some sleep last night. Still not enough, but I do feel a bit more human today. My hands are still swollen, and I can tell that I have issues with circulation-- they have that pins-and-needles feeling a little bit.

I've been having something of a dilemma. Barb is moving out of the house in a couple of weeks, but she's leaving most of her stuff behind. And a lot of it is unsorted.

I have an idea that I think will work. It will take some doing, and a rearranging of priorities yet again, and still more physical labor. But I think it strikes a good balance between reclaiming the house and allowing her time to deal with sorting through her stuff.


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Aug. 18th, 2004 10:01 am (UTC)
Rent a pod and toss it all in there?
Aug. 18th, 2004 10:11 am (UTC)
Pods aren't weatherproof. Or at least, that's what I've been told. But I do like the suggestion!
Aug. 18th, 2004 10:22 am (UTC)
Nah, it can go live in pod-storage-land until she has time to sort it. Still, I think I'd rather pay n amount of money than be tripping over my ex's stuff all the time, and dealing with her sorting it out and making it take up space.
Aug. 18th, 2004 11:06 am (UTC)
Thought about that. Still considering it, but with some luck I may be able to clear out enough space in the basement to house everything.
Aug. 18th, 2004 11:22 am (UTC)
Isn't there a fee every time you want to access a POD? If there are going to be many trips for sorting, it might be best to get a storage space that can be accessed any time.
Aug. 18th, 2004 10:13 am (UTC)
Require her to come back regularly to sort through her stuff until it is done and taken care of.

IIRC, you are still providing some financial support, yes? Then some requirements are not unreasonable. (Then again, I don't know what requirements have already been set.)
Aug. 18th, 2004 11:09 am (UTC)
More than anything, I want to provide support for her going to school. She is still planning on coming down regularly to sort through stuff, but I also need to balance her ability and speed of sorting with my need to clear the home space.

If I can provide both storage and a staging area in the basement, I think it might work. It does mean that she will have to do sorting in the basement, which has spiders and dark corners though...
Aug. 18th, 2004 10:39 am (UTC)
We could probably make (through creative stacking) some extra space in the, um, Room Where No One Walks.

And then just shove everything in there!

Granted, that doesn't solve the need to sort things, but does create some extra breathing space. I've already been laying out plans in my head for where to start as of September 1st. I strongly suspect that it'll only seem like a serious pain for the first couple of weeks; after that, it'll be details.

Of course, I could be wrong, but I'm charging up my Optimism Blaster(TM) in advance.
Aug. 18th, 2004 11:15 am (UTC)
I want to be able to clear out the RWNOW earlier than when I think she will be getting to it.

There is a room in the basement that I had previously not accounted for in the plans. Currently it's full of *stuff* (like any room in the house isn't?), but I'm pretty sure it's mostly my *stuff*, and once the shed is complete and the basement somewhat unloaded, that room can become first on the "hit list".
Aug. 18th, 2004 01:11 pm (UTC)

Good plan! Let's do it!
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