April 10, 2010

Tossing out Crap update

I've been a bit lax in working on the basement - until tonight. Tonight I tackled the boxes and tubs of old paper work - bills, statements, pay stubs and other assorted stuff. I filled three and a half garbage bags of paper to be shredded. In two weeks, the real estate agency we used to sell our last home and also used to purchase our rental property will be having a shredding day at their office, so I made up my mind to take advantage of having access to a big old shredder and work on that part of the basement clean up tonight. It took almost two hours, but it felt good to see the progress. And in the process, I found my son's high school diploma and awards, some pictures of family and friends, pictures of my two knee surgeries, school and sports photos and many other things.

But while I haven't done as much as I thought I would have by now, I have been working in the yard and have cleaned out five paper lawn bags and two garbage cans of garden refuse. I have cleaned out under most all of the trees and shrubs (and we have a lot of them) in both the front and back yards, clipped some dead branches from trees and shrubs and learned to use the lawn blower/vac! Plus I mowed and fertilized the lawn and cleaned two cars. So, while the basement is not yet finished being cleaned, I have not sat idle. For a few hours at least.

6 comments:

Mental P Mama said...

My back hurts from all your work...

xoxo, Vicarious Mama

Nurse Nancy said...

Wow....busy and satisfying weekend. JBM has been shredding away old papers for weeks now...five more years of paper to go.

TSannie said...

I am EXHAUSTED for you!

Grandma J said...

I wish I had your ambition! I have two shredders that are jammed from me being in a hurry and stuffing too much stuff with staples and other not shreddable stuff. Maybe I can find a realtor with a big shredder.

Sue said...

I'm tired just listening to all that you did...My gosh your ambitious!!....and how often do you visit your brother? The tea room was wonderful...I was very surprised because most of the stuff down her is hokey...but the food was great and it was just a fun ladies place to go...So let me know when you'll be down and it will be a date!!

bermudabluez said...

Sounds to me like you have been VERY busy and have accomplished lots!!!