Several totes that held craft tools and supplies have been emptied into the craft shelving and in the drawers of the jewelers bench. As much as half of it has been tossed or earmarked for certain people or placed out for the sale. I still have too much, but it is much better, and the "footprint" of it is 1/6 or 1/8 of what was there before.
And this means that when Gail comes back on Tuesday ... ta ta ta daaaaah! ... she can sleep in a room with a door! What a concept! Right now my office is still somewhat cluttered, as is the living room, but by her arrival, I'll have the LR in reasonable order. I'm still contemplating how to handle the approximately 300 spools of thread and the other sewing supplies I have. No, I'm not kidding about the thread. I'll sit down one evening this week and sort out duplicates, keeping just what I will likely use. Even so, I really don't have a place for those things and my sewing machine. I rarely use it these days except for an occasional repair or alteration. The days of my big-time sewing are gone. Still, I will need to access the once in a while, and must find a place for them. I will, but I haven't thought it through well enough yet.
It will be nice for Gail to have a room, albeit a rather limited space for now. She has been a trooper about sleeping on the hide-a-bed in the living room several nights each week, but it is difficult for us both as I usually wake her when I take the dogs out. I try to make them wait until she wakes, but sometimes, they are just dancing. Then I try to tiptoe quietly out, but we aren't always quiet enough. Besides all that, now when she misbehaves I can send her to her room!
OK, enough nonsense and drivel. Had a pretty sunset a couple days ago. These are actually the reflections in the East .........
This sort of scene is all I need to remind me that . . . .
Life is beautiful!!!