Oh, don’t worry, you haven’t missed No Politics Day (and don’t worry if you DO miss NPD [wink]). It doesn’t happen for a week or thereabouts. But, for years, every time somebody asks me that loaded question, “What to you want for xmas / your birthday?”, my answer has been, “A dumpster in the driveway!” I’m sorry, when you are flinging, you want the outflow to surpass the inflow.
But then, a couple weeks ago, we were driving past this big u-store-it facility on Liberty, and I had this big-time light bulb moment. Not just your regular 100 watt incandescent light bulb moment. This light bulb filled the sky with sparkly rainbow colors. And then a second light bulb moment occurred, namely, there is one of those facilities “around the corner” from The Landfill. I mean it is just down the row from my fave Plum Market, which means I can walk to it. Not that I will because I will be hauling boxes and other cosmic debris that won’t fit in my backpack.
So yes, I bit the bullet and I am now the lessee on a little space of home-away-from-home. So far, I have one (count it) box in there. I am working slowly and databasing things* as I go. For now. I’m sure that’ll change when we get the rest of The Comm’s stuff out of the moomincabin garage and move it down here.
Getting rid of as much crud and corruption as I have in the last few years is giving me breathing space. Yes we have storage space at The Landfill… I clean out one basement room (or whatever) and another room (or area) gets cluttered. There’s too much.
We’re making progress. This year, I was actually able to identify a few things that I actually wanted for xmas. Little things, carefully considered. For instance, my beloved old indoor/outdoor thermometer that I have used *forever* got stuck on 106 last summer (really). So I needed a new thermometer (and I got a loverly one). I hope that having this extra space will give me more breathing space. And then maybe I can get on with some badly needed renovations…
Of course we could not rent the dern space without the GG bringing up one of his fave movies, The Silence of the Lambs. I bet the guy who runs that place is really bored talking about that…
G’night and no it is not my birthday.
* I am using MyStuff2, a cool iPhone app that my 10-year-old self wishes she had when she was reorganizing her bedroom… Once a nerd, always a nerd.