Remember this post from November 2016!! You will note, that I had cleaned out the dressing room/closet/whatever, but had left two boxes of pictures, frames, etc. to be dealt with later. My reluctance to deal with those boxes had to do with pictures that I don't have copies of and what to do with them.
And here we are a year and some months later; and today, I finally went through those boxes. And, as I reckoned in the above referenced post, I was able to toss some pictures and others were sent upstairs while I ponder the best way to deal with them. I'm sure what will eventually happen is that I will scan them and consign the originals to an album, as that only makes sense. I'm sure two years from now, I will have a post saying "Remember those old photos I sent upstairs to be dealt with later..."
Before I could begin dealing with those two boxes though I had the jigsaw puzzle to finish. Yes, the card table was set up in the dressing room/closet/whatever - so between that and the boxes this room was not a fun room to be in, as it was crowded and messy. I attempted to finish the puzzle last night but, as I told The Husband, I'd spent so much time looking at the remaining pieces that they were beginning to look like the same color.
This morning when I came in to finish the puzzle, I noted that most of the remaining pieces were different shades of black and blue - so I wasn't wrong. As I slowly winnowed away the remaining pieces, I was looking forward to that last, VERY satisfying "there" as I snapped the last piece into place, when I realized...
The last piece was no where to be found! I "might" have told The Husband that this was probably Man-Child's doing - who isn't here this weekend. The Husband thought this was unfair BUT I recall a few years ago, that he had absconded with a random piece. He wanted the satisfaction of putting that last piece in place without doing the work.
Eventually, I gave up and went to get dressed. When I opened the closet, I found the missing piece. Apparently, it had attached itself to my clothing at some point and fell off in the closet. At least I got that last satisfying, "there" as I snapped it into place.
Now that those boxes have been dispatched - off to Goodwill filled with the clothes and shoes that I pulled from the closet that I will never wear, the puzzle and card table have been put away and the room is positively huge with nothing cluttering up the place. And once again, I have reclaimed the room.
Can I now state with certainty that we are officially unpacked after moving in almost two years ago? No. There is still a box of books and another stack of books sitting in the master waiting for me to figure out a home for them - which will require a new bookcase, I fear. The problem? Where to put said bookcase. And let's not even mention the garage or upstairs - where there are several items in addition to those photos to be dealt with!
But we won't dwell on that just now - no, instead we will relish in the fact that this one room is done. Well, not really. I have thoughts for the future but am working with what I have for the moment; so for now, it IS done.
And, for an update on my disgusting and lazy co-workers...
|This was taken EIGHT days after the first photo|
in the above referenced post
Someone has cleaned the knife - but not the platters. Personally, I think Housekeeping finally took pity on me; because I seriously doubt if anyone in this group would have taken care of it; obviously since they are still sitting here. It's still beyond my comprehension why these items haven't been claimed yet.