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I unpacked a box yesterday - books. A couple more of my Cherryh Foreigner series hardbacks turned up, which is good. I'd like to get the whole series in hardback eventually as I do reread them from time to time. And I don't have a copy of Explorer at all, as we were incredibly broke at that time and missed a couple of books. I picked up one of them later but not Explorer, which is unfortunate as it is a bit of a linchpin. Maybe next payday I'll pop onto Booko and see what I can find.

I really need to focus on getting this place in better shape for winter though:

* I've asked for the paperwork to withdraw super funds so that I can finish off the bathroom and instal hot water. This is the 4th try at that, and it should have turned up by Friday. I'll give it another couple of days before getting back on the phone. At least this time they took my new address without insisting that I needed to snailmail it to them on their forms (which never turned up).

* The windows need to be better sealed and I might try the bubblewrap hack to insulate them better. If I can find the bubblewrap. It's gotta be here somewhere.

* That roof leak needs attention. *sigh*

* And most of all I need to get rid of more of this stuff. So, boxes...
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Well here we are at Sunday again. I've been sick all week - cancelled all my appointments in favour of curling up in bed with the cat. Needless to say, I didn't get anything useful done. Yesterday and the day before were the nadir though, I think. Today seems better.

Also, my Mum fell and broke her arm quite badly and is in hospital. Due to leg weakness she normally needs a walker to get around, but with a broken arm she can't use the walker. She has trouble getting leverage to move at all, in fact. She may be stuck in hospital a while. :( At least one good thing is that my Dad and brother have finally persuaded her to get a lift-chair for when she gets home. She's been spending most of her days in the most ergonomically appalling chair and resisting all attempts to improve it.
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It's been a long week and it really didn't help that I accidentally ate gluten twice, early in the week. But I did get 3.7 boxes done and - with my elder son Bru's help - a broken desk mostly smashed into binnable pieces and binned. Tomorrow is Bin Night and there is only enough room in it for tonight's kitchen garbage disposal.

I also collected my new washing machine and Bru installed it. I am so happy to finally have a working machine again! It broke the week before Christmas and I was too foggy-brained and broke to sort out what to do about it. But Bru lent me the money last week and I hopped on and won a 6.5kg demo model for under $200 (RRP $649)! Supposedly it had scratches, but the marks were only sticker residue in the end. It works like a dream. No more carting everything to the humid, echoing laundromat and shoving insane numbers of coins in the slots for the priviledge of clean underwear.
Mar. 10th, 2017 03:36 pm

Box 1

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As predicted, Friday (yesterday) was not a day on which I was up to much. No boxes were unpacked. Today I grabbed an easy one, but at least I did it!

I took pictures but it's now 2am after a minor drama (my kid's car got locked in a parking garage in the city. He took the train home and since it was after midnight and raining I picked him up from the station) I cannot figure out how to post photos here. I'll try again tomorrow. I have to get up early to get him back on the train to collect his car anyway. *sigh* Poor kid.

Added Later:

Full box

Layer of small things

Empty box
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I moved house about 6 months ago and I still have boxes everywhere. So tomorrow I plan to start a challenge to myself - I'll unpack a box a day and post what I find here. If I do other work on my home, like painting, I'll post that instead.

It's not really a good day to start tomorrow - I have MS group in the morning and my fortnightly psych appointment in the afternoon. Even worse, my homework this fortnight was to write a letter to my ex about what made me angry in our relationship. Yeah, massive headache after that one, I expect. But there's never a good day to diet, give up smoking or unpack boxes... ;) Might as well start then anyway!
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