Mudcat Café message #4069214 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #165433   Message #4069214
Posted By: Stilly River Sage
22-Aug-20 - 05:55 PM
Thread Name: De-clutter & Fitness: House, job, life 2019 - 2020
Subject: RE: De-clutter & Fitness: House, job, life 2019 - 2020
Mary, there isn't a tinkerer of your acquaintance who could take a look at it? It is disappointing - I'm still not completely convinced that the 50-year-old freezer was dying, now that I know the fridge suffered the assault of brown and black fluff (similar to but denser than Charmion's current task). The freezer is gone now and the new one is on a warranty and is Energy Star, etc. But I understand the dismay. It always is a good idea to go online and find the owner's manual and see what it says about problem solving. If you can't find the paper that came with it, just google the brand and model and it should appear. They all do nowadays.

Jon, that shed looks great, lots of usable counter space, room to walk around easily, and the long planks stored up above out of the way. I find that once everything is clear and in view I'm much more likely to do some work that I'd have otherwise put off. An organized shed or garage is inspiring.

Today I used some small scraps of xmas holiday fabric and made a few masks in advance of that season. I started because I was thinking about how to cheer up a friend; her husband is declining from a neurological condition that has dementia-like symptoms, and he is no longer able to carry on much of a conversation. She loves the holidays and does a lot of decorating, and she expressed an interest in holiday-themed face masks since we'll likely still be wearing them then. The masks are a small thing, but are a reminder that a friend is thinking about her. We all need those little touchstones at times.

There are projects that I would like some new materials for, but I can do them with things I have here, they just won't look the same. This COVID-19 era means that delaying the purchase of something isn't procrastinating, it is prudently putting it off going out for as long as possible and maybe it will be safer next week or the week after. And making do in the meantime.