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In which an old dog attempts to learn new tricks.
A productive Sunday
I am tired now. I went to Quaker meeting this morning and then after lunch G and I attacked his study. We've pulled all the books out of one alcove, hoovered them and the alcove. It doesn't sound all that much, but there were a lot of books and they were very dusty. He's also thrown out boxes and boxes of paper. I took 3 big boxes to the recycling yesterday and there's already another two big boxes to go. It's amazing how much paper you can get rid of when you retire from teaching.

Tomorrow the alcove needs scrubbing and repainting, then the books can go back and we can move on to the next alcove on the other side of the chimney breast. The plan is then to steadily move around the room, cleaning and repainting a section of wall at a time.

Re our recent trip to Hebden Bridge, I've downloaded the photos, I hope to be able to post them tomorrow.

Current Mood: cheerful cheerful

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feodora From: feodora Date: June 19th, 2016 07:40 pm (UTC) (Link)
That sounds very exhausting. But you acchieved a lot
heleninwales From: heleninwales Date: June 21st, 2016 11:26 am (UTC) (Link)
We're just going to take it a bit at a time. There's no rush to get it finished.
mevennen From: mevennen Date: June 19th, 2016 07:55 pm (UTC) (Link)
Always good to clear stuff out!
heleninwales From: heleninwales Date: June 21st, 2016 11:25 am (UTC) (Link)
I seem to have been decluttering for years and it's never ending. However, now we've both retired, a lot of paperwork and files can go as they won't be needed again.
plantmom From: plantmom Date: June 19th, 2016 08:23 pm (UTC) (Link)
Good job! What a wonderful feeling you must have, and will continue to build on.
heleninwales From: heleninwales Date: June 21st, 2016 11:24 am (UTC) (Link)
We're taking it a section at a time because a) we're old now and can't work as hard or as fast as we used to and b) my husband still wants to carry on working in the study as he has a project to finish so we can't just push all the furniture into the middle of the floor and do everything in one go.
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