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Household chores and storage wars

May 19th, 2012 at 08:31 pm

This morning I was a prisoner in my home, as I had to wait for the painter to arrive and paint my door -- then I had to stay inside until all the edges dried and and I could close and lock it again. I tried to be productive while I waited. I vacuumed, but it looked like the brush wasn't rotating, even though it was picking up. The area around the brush was clogged, but I couldn't figure out how to get to it. In the end I decided it had to be serviced. I've had it for three years with no servicing, so it's about time.

Then I made some granola, which made the painter remark that everyone was going to come in from the hall because of the yummy smell....

Then I tried to hem the sleeves of a jacket I've had for a while but have never worn because the sleeves are too long. I couldn't do it without puckering the fabric, so I decided to let the professionals handle that, too. As well as a pair of lined pants that I didn't even try to fix.

While I was sewing, I managed to lose a needle. No, I'm not upset about the loss of a needle, but I am upset about how I might find it. Like by sitting on it. I really, really looked, but couldn't find it.

When I was free I dropped off the vacuum and the clothes to be altered, and I also went to the grocery and picked up some kitty litter, cat food, and some fresh fruits. Spent $13.78.

I came home and spent much of the day watching "Storage Wars" on Netflix. My son told me to try it, and it is addictive! The men are pretty annoying with their competitive games, but I am fascinated by what they find in the units they buy! And it boggles my mind that people just let that stuff go because they don't pay the rent. I've never rented a storage unit -- I declutter if I don't have space. My son has done it -- and I learned first hand that everything he paid to store he considered to be junk when he finally took it out. A total waste of money.

3 Responses to “Household chores and storage wars”

  1. snafu Says:

    I enjoy the challenges of sewing and realized that a small magnet is helpful, quick and efficient when I've dropped pins or needles.

  2. Joan.of.the.Arch Says:

    I'm always afraid I will step on a lost needle. Did you try the trick of shining a flashlight low and parallel to the surfaces where you think the needle might be?

  3. Jerry Says:

    I was going to also say that a magnet can save your feet for later if you drop a needle... Оnce my brother kicked a dropped needle by accident and literally drove it into his toe bone! I thought it was going to lead him to faint, and I wasn't far behind him. Smile Ow. It came out all right, but the doc had to literally use pliers, and he was only out the cost of his insurance copay. He still gets the willies when he thinks about it.

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