All work and no play are making me very dull indeed, but there have been some good results.
I am still with the same not-for-profit organization. My job changed as of June 1st. It has been a welcomed, if sometimes frustrating, challenge but it has also been an opportunity to learn new skills and a chance to turn loose my penchant for organizing everything in sight.
On weekends, I have been busy turning my house upside-down to satisfy a growing desire to jettison accumulated junk. A plan was formed to finally have the hardwood floors sanded and finished, which required clearing every stick of furniture (and books, knickknacks, crystal, serving dishes, depression glass pieces and sentimental chatchkas) to be packed and stored. Pieces that could not be carried downstairs were crammed into the guest room like a three-dimensional jigsaw puzzle. I cleared out both the dining and living rooms, hallway and den. Ken prepped the stairs and front door foyer, which was going to be replaced to match the red oak in the rest of the house.
The job was done a week ago. I herded the cats into our bedroom and remained with them while the men sanded and scraped, buzzed and sawed their way through the day. They were done with everything in only nine hours, with fabulous results:
The next few weekends will be spent culling through the stuff I want to keep and preparing boxes to donate or sell on eBay (which will be a new adventure for me!)