Several months ago -- in June to be precise -- I had the opportunity to acquire very inexpensively, the office furniture of a friend who was closing down his business. My old and well-worn office desk had serve a useful and cheap purpose, but I had long hankered after something more modern and with more work space. We had to do some figuring out as to where to put stuff we were replacing and also we had to have the time and energy and an extra strong body to do it. The opportunity presented itself when youngest son came home for Thanksgiving.
We started Sunday morning -- This was the dreadful part -- taking everything A-Part! First emptying all the 'stuff' from two desks and a corner cupboard you can hardly see in the picture. The living room and dining room were also in chaos. Father and Son hard at work and me trying to stay out of the way ...
Sunday afternoon, Monday and Tuesday I waded through file after file and stored anew the paraphernalia of my new look office! Five large refuse bags are waiting to be burned -- some of the detritus of my life. In one cupboard that was overflowing with old files I discovered that in fact there were only three I wanted to keep! If only I could discard some of the detritus in my head so easily! It's a lovely luxury when 'everything' fits and there is even room for more! There is still a bit more to go through -- those 'in' boxes I'm looking at now still need to be gone through and those 3 files that escaped a fiery end need a place to live. Right now though, I'll bid you farewell as I have to go shopping ;-) Ah so the little contradictions of life can be oh so telling!