I potted up a sad little plant that got knocked over....I dunno...maybe three months ago. I had put it aside and I noticed yesterday that it was still alive and trying to grow. It took less time to pot it than it will to tell about it. Funny how we put off things that take such little time. I'm sorry, little plant. Hope you enjoy the new pot....and thank you for waiting so long on me!
I won't be marking anything off the list because I have multiplies of everything to do.
Post by dtesposito on Jul 19, 2012 12:54:48 GMT -5
HELLO! My internet has been out all morning, ever since I woke up, I've been checking it every 15 minutes or so and it's finally back! I don't know for how long though, last night it went in and out for a while.
I will be back in a minute with my list and I'll try to play all afternoon, hopefully my internet will cooperate, but if I disappear, it's due to the evils of technology!
My porch is a disaster. Last year an old woman I knew was moving away to live with her sister. She told me she had been paying 15 years on a storage unit and was just going to let it go. I (being a junk hound) was "haunted" by the "good stuff" that might be in the storage unit. Ha! So when it came up for auction....I bought it. I think it was $155. There was some good stuff in there....and I got my money's worth, but there was a ton of just plain stuff. Like I needed that! It got set on my porch and I have gone through it and taken out the "good stuff"...antiques and collectibles that I wanted. I put some in a shop that belongs to a friend to sell....but have been left with a ton of stuff....ordinary stuff that I don't need or want. For the past several rotations, I have been working on the porch.....and finally....finally, I can see progress!! I removed a five gallon bucket of junk.
Next roll is 5 again....utility room. Will sweep and empty the cat box.
Post by dtesposito on Jul 19, 2012 13:11:03 GMT -5
Hi Ellen, nice to see you here, I wondered what happened to you last night!
I wish I could have played this morning before my 11:00 walk too, I'm going to have to figure out how to get the cable folks out here and fix the internet connection. It's not even so much my apartment, that's not too bad--it's being able to schedule a time when I'm home waiting for them when I would have to refuse a pet care job if I got a last minute call. I hate saying no to any of my clients, not to mention that it would really hurt to miss out on the money.
Okay, here is my list, I chose from about a million things I could be working on:
1 Work on financials 2 Wash stove top 3 Wash other kitchen surfaces 4 Declutter computer desk 5 Declutter cat table 6 Declutter floor next to cat table 7 Declutter in front of fireplace 8 Declutter next to LR dresser 9 Declutter area to L of main desk 10 Declutter area next to tv 11 Declutter in 2nd bedroom 12 Reorganize top shelf in fridge 13 Post list in Listzilla 14 Work on books 15 Work on books 16 Work on books
I will spend 10 minutes on each roll, board game method.
Next roll is 3...yard. I won't be out there very long. There is a heat index of 108*,
Hi Diane....glad you made it. The shelter called me and asked if I would "adopt" a cat they have that they think needs to be an outdoor cat.....as in....he won't use a litter box. I live out in the country and far off the road...no neighbors, so it isn't a problem to take the cat....but I hate to have to stop and drive 45 miles to go get him today.
Post by dtesposito on Jul 19, 2012 13:58:00 GMT -5
Ellen, I hope you don't faint working out in the yard! I think if I had a yard I'd have to work in it at 4am, it would be the only time it would be cool enough for me.
I got interrupted by a phone call from a client who was in a chatty mood. She's cancelling a walk for tomorrow morning and scheduled two others for Monday and Wednesday. I said yes to the Monday walk because it looks like I will be skipping the usual visit to my sister this coming week again--forecast is for upper 90s.
I'm used to the heat, I guess....although I do try to stay in the shade as much as possible. Have a lot of shade here, so that helps.
My next roll is 7. I have "choice" on my list.......I choose dishes. I have a ton of dishes to do that were unpacked and not put away and need washing. I've been pretty good about keeping up the "dirty" dishes. We are remodeling a 100 yr. old farmhouse. Everything in here is covered in dust.
Post by dtesposito on Jul 19, 2012 14:23:07 GMT -5
A 100-year old farmhouse sounds wonderful--I LOVE old houses. Yes, I know, they can be very expensive and troublesome. But the character is worth it, if you can handle the work. When I was looking at condos the realtor showed me a couple of newer/renovated places, and I just felt nothing for them. When I walked into this place, in this 100+ year old building, with the bad floor and off kilter windows, it immediately felt right. You can just feel the history of people living here back through the years.
Next roll is 7, Declutter floor next to cat table.
It's a lot of work...that is for sure. We had it moved to our land three years ago. Thought it would be finished by now but my husband has been out of work for the past year, due to an injury, so we have just been marking time....not much we can do with no money. He is due a settlement soon....and hope to get back to working on it. We remodeled a 100 yr. old house when we were in our 30's. Now we are in our 60's....and we must be crazy.
I rolled a 10 again....which is plants. I have another plant that needs repotting, so will go out and do that in a few minutes. I stopped to eat some cheese and crackers. Getting a little tired and wrung out from the heat.
Post by dtesposito on Jul 19, 2012 15:03:33 GMT -5
I went way over on that one because that section of my LR has more shopping bags with books in them. I decided to sort these books as part of my purge project, I found a few really good ones in there which I have added to my "absolutely must read next pile"!
Actually, the LR decluttering is all part of this summer goal project, I'm trying this elaborate plan of dividing the room into parts and first taking out anything that doesn't pertain to books, and then after I'll do the book purge. If I were outside looking in I would think I was absolutely crazy, but the odd thing is, it's all working. Don't know if I'll finish by my end of summer deadline, but I've made more progress really letting go of books than I ever have in my lifetime.
My next roll: 6, Declutter cat table, this one will take a while. Because of the BOOKS that are on it.
Post by dtesposito on Jul 19, 2012 15:15:52 GMT -5
Oh, I forgot--Ellen, I love your little plant story. I had my own "sad plant" experience recently, and I was thinking a lot about it because it ties into the threads on this site about Toy Story and anthropomorphising.
One late morning I went out my back door on a really hot day and there on the back porch, on top of the railing post, was a little plant. It was in a ball of dirt, lying on its side, it looked like someone in the building had dropped it (there are five other entrances on my back porch, and the higher floors have good sunlight so they are always potting up baskets of plants to hang off their railings).
What it looked like was that someone on a higher floor was taking plants out of the little plastic flats that they come in and maybe dropped one over the railing. Then someone saw it and put it on the railing top, as we do in the front stairway if we find a glove or something on the floor--so the owner can retrieve it.
So I went out whereever I was going, and came home through the front door. I went out again at 5 or 6pm and came home through the back door. The plant was still there, unclaimed, and the foliage was all wilted from sitting out in the sun with no water. I passed by, was half way in my door and thought, I just can't leave this plant out there! So I went and got it and sat the root ball in a bowl of water. By the next morning it was all perky again, so I put it in a little pot and added some dirt. It's only a few inches high, it was kind of scraggly to start with, and I have no idea what it is, but it looks healthy now, and has a couple of tiny buds on it.
So, I could not let the stray plant die out on the porch overnight. No wonder I consider every one of my books to be a family member and found it so hard to part with them for so long!
At least the plant was a living thing, I guess...not an inanimate object.