Mudcat Café message #4017295 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #165433   Message #4017295
Posted By: Stilly River Sage
05-Nov-19 - 12:15 PM
Thread Name: De-clutter & Fitness: House, job, life - 2019
Subject: RE: De-clutter & Fitness: House, job, life - 2019
I screwed down the door trim that was pulling away from the jamb (due to moisture) on the outside garage door, and trimmed a tree that I always seem to end up with branches in my hair when I mow (it has thorns that often grab my ballcap in passing). Today the job is two part - pick up all of the dog toys spread around the yard and keep them in one place long enough to mow.

My lantern has the correct battery now and is charging. The wrong battery goes back today at the same time I make a run over to Tractor Supply to pick up dog food.

I'm continuing to try to puppy-proof the house. She knows when she's in trouble and simply walks into her kennel when I wave whatever she has destroyed at her. Today she didn't wait for me to discover it; when I walked into the living room there was a destroyed sock and she was already in her kennel. It's really difficult to stay angry at such a sharp little pooch!

I've sent a note to WYSIWYG and Hardy. No news after five weeks is troubling. On the other hand, I've been in regular contact with Gnu who still has a long way to go, but is communicating much better. It's his story to tell, and he says he'll do so when he feels recovered enough. I have both addresses if anyone wants to send a card.

It's difficult to stay in a no-spend mode at Costco. I needed eggs, and they have a good price for 2-dozen organic cage-free eggs, and technically everything I bought I needed - various vitamins. It's the bulk bit that makes it all cost more in a fell-swoop, though it averages out pretty well. I already have pretty much everything else I need to start on some baking for the season (and the breads freeze very well).

I have rearranged some more shelves in my office that had sat fairly empty and were slowly gathering random stuff since I restored the room last summer.