Back in January, I started deleting emails. I’ve been doing it ever since. I just went under 24,000 unread emails. Which, if you remember, it remarkable, because I had 80,000? I may still have 50,000, if you count all the mail boxes up, but the primary one is <
24,000 now. 25,6xx, as of 5/26/19, 5:50 pm, to give you some idea what an incredible problem this is! 25,5xx as of 6:19 5/26/19.
Confused? See here.
I keep opting out of email lists I’ve been on for years and deleting the old unread emails. I do this every day these days.
I have no idea when this effort will be done, if ever!
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Tagged culling, email cull, progress
I finally came up with a set of concrete goals for the house work. I’ve put it on the 7 levels site. You can find it here.
It was interesting to finally figure this out. The sliding scale of how much is enough has been an issue of mine for some time. It is possible to go way over the line from hoarding to OCD and the definition will also help (I think.) to keep me from doing that.
And, because of the need to find that “enough is enough” and not too much, I think the set definition will also help keep the PTSD anxiety at bay.
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Tagged 7 levels cleaning plan, defining what needs doing, getting it done, goals, progress
The fixed pane/frame of the new sliding glass door is installed. We have to get the sliding door in, but comparatively? That’s easy, I hope. There are details, trim, etc. to do, but they’re details. We have to finish up the details on the porch wall as well.
All that said? This may FINALLY get done.
The drip edge which was sent was the wrong one, so things aren’t QUITE done, but we can see definite progress.
So we have to go put our new door in. Much better than the sheet of plywood and a tarp we’ve had for the past 5 days or so!
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Tagged new door, patio progress/not, progress, sliding glass door
There’s still WAAAY too much stuff here and it’s still too disorganized and we still have BAD habits. That said? There’s stuff getting disposed of here, daily. Areas which are being culled and cleaned, daily. It isn’t huge, but nibbling at the sides, every day. DH is finishing various projects, I’m culling a box or more . . . every day and cleaning some place new, every day.
We may, eventually, dig our lives out from under all the stuff.
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Tagged cleaning and culling, progress, status
Today’s list is complicated by the fact that my back started to go into spasm this morning. My tax appt. is tomorrow, so the tax info gather HAS to be finished today. I’ve had a hot shower, hot milk, and Motrin. When/if the Motrin kicks in, I should be about normal, I hope. I’ve learned that it doesn’t pay to ignore my body when it starts to have issues, I need to deal with them now. It’s the only hope I’ve got for not having a full-blown problem. Like dealing with the PTSD or anything else, it seems adulthood/maturity is learning how to forestall the negative as much as possible and increase the positive!
Keep using pantry goods. Empty the freezer before June 1. Should be as empty as is practical to make it!
Box up the rest of the stuff for the flea market in April
Finish getting the tax info to the tax person before the appt.
Get at least one piece of one item off of the long-term list!
Empty the old coffee table full o’ stuff in the hallway. The things which were stored near the black strap table now are adrift, etc. MORE to do!!!
With the flea market money (I hope) get the organizer pages to the graphic artist for an estimate.
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Tagged plans, progress, updated weekly to do list