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Charmion De-clutter & Fitness: House, job, life - 2019 (1119* d) RE: De-clutter & Fitness: House, job, life - 2019 17 May 19

On Tuesday, we returned from a jaunt to Connecticut that featured torrential rain all the way there, all the way back, and through two of the three days of our stay. The minute we cleared the Canadian border, the clouds started to roll away and, by the time we crossed the county line, the sky was blue from horizon to horizon. Pathetic fallacy or what?

Himself is now up to his neck in work, entirely of his own choosing. The local agent (lawyer acting for another lawyer) for the federal Department of Justice is retiring, and Himself has taken the gig. This decision brings him to the end of about 25 years of defence work, as he will now be responsible for prosecuting drug offences in Provincial Court. Perth County has a small but nasty meth problem, so it's no sinecure.

The money will be nice, to be sure. But he also decided to enrol in a doctoral program at the Western University law school, so that makes two almost-full-time jobs he will be doing from Labour Day on.

It's a good thing I have never expected -- or, indeed, wanted -- Himself to do anything like half the housework around here, as from henceforth he will hardly have time to sleep, let alone drive the vacuum cleaner.

Last week, I turned out the tool shed and cleaned it thoroughly, and over the coming long weekend (Victoria Day this side of the border) I intend to clean out the garage. As a result, I expect to be making a trip to the dump (ta da dump, ta da dump dump dump -- Sing it with me, now!) on Tuesday next.

The garage was the site of much sawing of drywall, plywood and chipboard during the kitchen renovation, so every cranny in there is choked with fine dust. I think I'll buy me a construction dust mask at Canadian Tire today.

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