Mudcat Café message #4078628 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #165433   Message #4078628
Posted By: Stilly River Sage
07-Nov-20 - 01:23 PM
Thread Name: De-clutter & Fitness: House, job, life 2019 - 2020
Subject: RE: De-clutter & Fitness: House, job, life 2019 - 2020
I suddenly have a burst of energy - and hopefully will sleep better - though we still have a couple of rough months ahead until inauguration. That said, we still live in the middle of a pandemic that is experiencing "exponential growth" as far as infection numbers. Our economy is in a state of crisis and I'm continuing to make masks and I will get the web site with photos and sizes up soon.

Charmion, that Sportwagon looks about the size of the SUV (Nissan Pathfinder) I drive now. This one is 2017 and gets better mileage than the 2012 that was all steel, built on a truck chassis, and though I liked the design, it didn't have many safety features as you can get standard now. The newer vehicle is a lot more plastic so it is lighter and gets better mileage, and it has a backup camera and sonar back there (though I really miss the compass reading on the mirror from the 2012 model). This is the size calculated to let me move a lot of stuff without actually buying a truck. Trucks are expensive and here in Texas hold their value so even getting a used one is difficult to.

I have puttered in my bathrobe this morning, doing things like thinning out the copious plastic and paper shopping bags, keeping a few and the rest go to recycling. I always use kraft paper bags to put cookies on to soak up a little grease, and we're into that baking season. The rest - various sizes - and when did everyone start putting handles on their bags? - are going to the recycling bin. Those bags with handles are harder to make myself discard, but there were too many. Laundry in, dishes loaded in the dishwasher, garden watered and ready for work. Plenty to keep me busy and at home, as tempting as the Saturday market is at my discount gourmet grocery warehouse.