Thursday, March 31, 2016

Reading fun

Brought home a pile of books from the library today.  It should be most of the rest of the Phryne Fisher mystery series.  I just finished Death Before Wicket today (although I still know absolutely nothing about cricket, and I put the rest of the series on hold at the library a few days ago.  These books are fun, but a fairly fast read (about 2 days per book).

Next, I need to read the Tesla biography, and then re-check the Gertrude Bell book and see if I can finish it this time.

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Crochet - Name Doily number 5 or 6 or something

Finished this one last week, just got the ends tucked in and blocked it this weekend.  Had to try three times to block it, couldn't get things to line up correctly. 

I really like the Crochet Dude blocking squares, but they might be handier if they were printed in half-inch grid instead of one-inch.  But overall, love them.

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

More decluttering


- 5 boxes to the rummage sale yesterday
- 2 tubs and a box to the thrift store today
- 1.5 tubs of kid clothes to a friend for her grandkid

Sunday, March 13, 2016

Decluttering progress

So, a group at the Kid's school is having a fundraiser rummage sale next weekend, and we took the chance to get rid of some stuff.

So far the totals are:

  • 3 boxes to rummage sale
  • 3 boxes and two dresses to upscale thrift store
  • 5 (i think) tubs to the childrens resale store, who keeps about 40% of what I take. The rest is in the 3 boxes that went to rummage
Last night we went through 5 more mega tubs of clothes.  About 80% is going away, the rest is staying.  DH found clothes he can fit into again, so he's almost got a whole new wardrobe.

Two tubs of kiddie cclothes are going to a friend of mine, whose grandson just moved to town.  What he doesn't need goes to the resale store, and what they don't buy is going to Rummage.

We need to hit the "guest" room (aka storage) and the basement, but I don't think we'll get that done before the sale.  I should ask if the Kid's old preschool is doing a rummage sale this summer.  I wish we could do one here, but with the hill our driveway is on, and only having one folding table, it's not really feasible.  My in-laws have a family sale every summer, but I haven't been invited to participate for a few years now (ever since it moved from Sister-in-law A's house to Sister-in-law B's house.  B doesn't like me for some reason.  She feels free to discuss the sale while I'm in the room, but ignores me while doing so.  Bitch.)

Updates - wow

I just took a few minutes to check out the links in my blogroll on the sidebar.  90% of them are defunct, if not totally wiped from existence.  Has everyone moved to Facebook, or have most of my net-friends just gotten too busy to blog?