Making Progress

@just4him (123706)
Green Bay, Wisconsin
May 20, 2016 10:38pm CST
I started on the laundry room yesterday and with everything I did in there today, I think I'll have it completely finished in a couple more days. Yes, it will take that long. You know I've told you I'm not the best housekeeper. Lots of dust, lint, and evidence of mouse occupation. One question I do have as I was cleaning shelves and deciding what to throw and what to keep, as I also use the laundry room as my pantry, is how would a mouse open a can of green beans without making a hole in it? I found a completely empty can of beans on the top shelf of a shelving unit I first bought when I moved in. I looked that can over and there was no evidence of any hole or any way a mouse could have gotten at the contents of the can. Kinda eerie. Anyway, I've swept around and behind the dryer and got all the lint and dust out, before I started sneezing non-stop and had to change out of the clothes I was wearing. I even had dust and lint up my nose. I won't be going back in there anymore tonight. But I will tomorrow and hopefully I can finish sweeping it out. I did find a lot of dog food in strange places - tucked in my sheets. So I'm sorting through my linens on what goes with and what doesn't. I think I'm only going to take three sets of sheets. I have several more sets, but I don't need them, some were to my waterbed, which I no longer have and haven't had for a long time. I still have the pantry shelves to go through and sort through for what I'm keeping and saving. All the food on those shelves is a definite keep. It's the other shelves I don't use anymore for food where I found a lot of mouse activity, and most of that went into the garbage. Not a lot of food there anyway, just odds and ends and spices. I'll definitely have it more organized in a couple days. I'll also get the floor washed in there, and then again before I move out when the washer and dryer are out of there. I also worked on Scarred and got three more chapters edited. Seven more to go before I send that off to my friend. I've got time. I haven't gotten his suggestions back yet for what I sent him. So that's what I've been doing today, besides taking time out to watch two more episodes of Lost. Now I'm here, and ready to interact again. I did clear out the notifications earlier today, and I intend to do it again before I go to bed, and this time I won't forget what day it is when I go to bed as I thought I forgot to take my medication for Friday and took it at Midnight, thinking it was Saturday, and realized when I got up this morning I took it way too early, but I'm sure it was fine. I'll just wait until I get up to take it for Saturday. How was your day? Anything exciting? Thanks for reading.
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@ridingbet (57749)
• Philippines
21 May 16
take your time, my friend, we are not leaving anyway. have some rest in between your tasks,
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@just4him (123706)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
21 May 16
I am. I can only do so much at one time.
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@ridingbet (57749)
• Philippines
21 May 16
@just4him yes, no multi-tasking for us.
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@cacay1 (33198)
• Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
23 May 16
@ridingbet, Valerie is a hardworking lady. I noticed she is always busy and that is a very good exercise.
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@TRBRocks420 (80998)
• Banks, Oregon
21 May 16
Hmm I don't think that's possible about the mouse opening the can, with out a hole in it craziness lol.
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@just4him (123706)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
21 May 16
It sure is. I've never seen anything like it.
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@cacay1 (33198)
• Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
23 May 16
@TRBRocks, @just4him, Mouse teeth are sharp.The meat inside triggered the mouse to exert effort
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@just4him (123706)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
23 May 16
@cacay1 Yet there weren't any holes in the can. I did find out the beans were still in there, just not the liquid.
@Drosophila (16702)
• Ireland
22 May 16
that was definitely a lot of work indeed.
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@just4him (123706)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
22 May 16
It needs to be done.
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@Drosophila (16702)
• Ireland
23 May 16
@just4him good to hear you are able to get the through some of it
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@just4him (123706)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
23 May 16
@Drosophila I'm going to try for more today. My right leg has been bothering me so I don't know how much I will be able to do.
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@Teep11 (7123)
• United States
21 May 16
You have a long day ahead. There's plenty to do and we really need a handy man to fix the washing machines knob. I think someone pulled on the knob too hard. I hope you're able to get plenty of rest after all of those chores.
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@just4him (123706)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
21 May 16
I will. I'll be going to bed soon.
@Juliaacv (32278)
• Canada
21 May 16
The empty can is strange, I would imagine that maybe you bought it that way, but even that is a strange thought. You're doing well tackling your work like this. I had a hard day on Friday, I've always worked part time but had to ask for more hours at work because my husband lost his job this week. Tough times.
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@just4him (123706)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
21 May 16
I'm so sorry to hear that. I hope he will be able to find another. Now I have two people to pray for where jobs are concerned. I showed the can to my son this morning and he said the beans were still in there, just all the liquid is gone. Still strange how that happened.
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@Juliaacv (32278)
• Canada
21 May 16
@just4him Thank you, we can really use your prayers right now. He's always been the strong one here, but to see him stripped of his confidence and so low is hard, but I'm supporting him the very best that I can. I just pray that he finds something else soon, we cannot make it on my 24 hours per week.
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@just4him (123706)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
21 May 16
@Juliaacv God is the answer and I will keep him in prayer.
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@rina110383 (24074)
21 May 16
I cleaned my room & did my laundry few hours ago. For the exciting part, I'm waiting for my friend for our skype video call.
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@just4him (123706)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
22 May 16
I hope your friend called.
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@rina110383 (24074)
22 May 16
@just4him Yep, he did. We just did it again few hours ago. I always look forward to our video chats. It makes me happy a lot.
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@dwstory (1114)
• Roseburg, Oregon
22 May 16
When we decided to put out house up for sale we started a year ahead of time. We got rid of everything in the basement first and than painted the basement. It takes awhile for a house to be cleaned out.
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@just4him (123706)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
22 May 16
Yes it does. This isn't my first move. I've moved over 20 times, which is why I was really looking forward to being settled. Now I'm just looking forward to moving out of here and getting a nice apartment.
@Elizaby (3799)
• Pensacola, Florida
22 May 16
Quiet as I am tired from my late night last night except for being on the pone talking with friends about what we learned last night and doing a few surprised surveys for a Saturday
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@just4him (123706)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
22 May 16
I'm glad you got some surveys done yesterday. I tried and didn't get anywhere with them. I'm glad you had a good meeting Friday night.
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@Jessicalynnt (47895)
• Centralia, Missouri
22 May 16
Im doing alot of that too, just cleaning, sorting and donating. this week will be the spare room, I want to get the bulk of whats in there sorted and paired down
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@just4him (123706)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
22 May 16
Have fun
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@Tampa_girl7 (25846)
• United States
21 May 16
It sounds like you got a lot accomplished.
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@just4him (123706)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
22 May 16
At least half. I'll get more done today.
@Daljinder (22074)
• India
21 May 16
I don't find the can thing eerie. Mouse has teeth and hands. It can easily open it. They can even uncover a covered dish. So yeah it's not strange. My day started with this awesome admin announcement and then that SPAM right beside it.
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@just4him (123706)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
21 May 16
So an unopened can, no holes in it isn't eerie to you? I showed it to my son this morning when he got home from work and found that it still had the beans in it, just no liquid.
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• Preston, England
21 May 16
sounds a lot of housework
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@just4him (123706)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
21 May 16
It is, but all for a good cause. I'll be moving in a couple months. Just waiting for everything to get taken care of now between the loan company and housing.
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• United States
21 May 16
Sounds like a big job cleaning out your laundry room but it will be worth it once it's all done.
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@just4him (123706)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
21 May 16
Yes it will. I should also be able to get as much as possible boxed up as well, not the food of course until we get ready to move.
@MGjhaud (20685)
• Philippines
21 May 16
you did a lot of cleaning today. as for me, nothing exciting as usual. my pins are very painful though most probably because of me walking with a cane already. so i guess i have to rest tomorrow the whole day.
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@just4him (123706)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
21 May 16
Just take it day by day. Eventually it will be okay.
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@DeborahDiane (22969)
• Laguna Woods, California
21 May 16
I hate having to go through old stuff and throw things out or re-store things .. which happens every time I have moved. It is a daunting task. Good luck with it!
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@just4him (123706)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
21 May 16
Thank you. I have about three months, so I'll get it done and be ready for the move.
@valmnz (12754)
• New Zealand
21 May 16
I've had a day battling with dust too, thanks to the ongoing roadworks outside our house.
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@just4him (123706)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
21 May 16
That doesn't sound too exciting. That dust gets into everything.
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@jstory07 (69054)
• Roseburg, Oregon
21 May 16
We went garage sale looking again and we did not find anything we were interested in.
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@just4him (123706)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
21 May 16
That's too bad. I hope you find something soon.
@Jackalyn (6684)
• Oxford, England
23 May 16
How odd to find an empty can. It sounds like a himan did that. Also the dog food. Did you have someone a bit odd to stay st some point?