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Sunday, April 26, 2009

I Love When A Plan Comes Together

Well, today was the big day in which Leonor and I worked like dogs in my parents' downstairs den. 35 huge black trash bags were taken to the curb. Leonor took another 6 bags home. I swear, my parents have thrown away NOTHING since 1968.

Old towels and old bath and kitchen rugs that normal families throw out when worn out? In the closet.
Old sheets and pillows and bedspreads from our childhood? In the closet.
Old clothes my dad ruined working in the yard? In the closet.
Two bowling balls that haven't been used since before they had kids (i.e. in 47 years)? In the closet.

Don't even get me started on all the office supplies. Anyway, I'm happy to report that Operation Archive is basically at an end. I didn't make my excel spreadsheet as I was planning, but all the boxes fit in the cleaned out closets. Hurray!

So, what did I find to bring home?

My old stamp collection from elementary school. My Uncle Jerry Tyler was a stamp collector, and got me interested. Found it, and brought it home. Wonder if its worth anything? I doubt it.

Also found aunt dot's collection of glass disney figurines, that we're going to give to T for her room. I'll wait for Dot to return home before presenting them to T. We collected the figurines on various Disney trips, when we were kids.

My Dawn Dolls...those tiny barbie doll that just might be the precursor to polly pocket dolls...but with clothes made of material vs. rubber. Leonor is going to throw the clothes in the wash, as they're NASTY, and then we just might give the to T to play with, if we can clean them up some.

So, Mission Accomplished. Now, all I have to do is get into his office downtown, to figure out what we're keeping, and what will be trashed. Stuff we're keeping will be moved to their house, probably the downstairs...that's why I've been so busy making room.

Meanwhile, Dot informed me that she experienced tremors the other day in Manilla. That would be EARTHQUAKE TREMORS! Holy Shit!

Say a prayer that there are no quakes in Manilla ...or anywhere in the region... in the next week and a half. As far as I'm concerned, she can't get home fast enough!

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Then entwine and weave all the hopes and labor,
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