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Sunday, February 17, 2008

Are We Done Yet?


Are We Done Yet?
She was getting tired of being outside, although I think it was more of just sitting still. She liked the remainder of the sled ride.
This is the question I keep asking myself this weekend. Are we done yet? And, fortunately, the answer is 'almost.'

I've managed to get a significant amount of stuff gone through in the office/back room. I took Friday evening off (from the cleaning and organizing duty), but I worked on it for a good portion of both Saturday and Sunday afternoons. I am happy to report that I am now basically to the point of putting things back into their respective places (having gone through everything), many of which are no longer in this room.

I won't be doing any more work on this tomorrow, but I will likely do some on Tuesday evening after Kirstin goes to bed. The majority of things are just boxes of items that need to find their home (either in the attic or the basement, depending upon item). So it's a good feeling I'm having right now. This back room office has been bugging me for some time, but I knew it would take a few days to really get through it all. Go Zen Habits, I guess.

I managed to also sort through a box and a bag full of pictures. Well, essentially so. I removed the negatives and categorized those so that when I take them in to be redeveloped digitally I don't just drop a load of random negatives. I will likely have some of them redeveloped, others perhaps not. It'll be a work in phases sort of thing, I think.

I also managed to (with Beth's assistance) fix my LED flashlight. Several months ago, the LED flashlight that sits on my desk fell off (due to George's activity -- he decided to jump on the desk at a most inopportune moment) and the tripod stand (it folds into the handle proper) became dislodged. So, I had a permanent tripod. That's fine and dandy for certain things, but it took up a significant amount more room on my desk (and just bugged me that it was broken). I tried off and on to fix it to no avail, but really looked at it tonight. I needed an extra hand (two, actually), which is where Beth came in. She held two of the three legs, I held the third leg and the screwdriver, and between those four hands managed to pop the spring mechanism back into its rightful place, thus rendering the tripod/handle fully functional once again.

Go me! The flashlight now has a much smaller footprint, something for which I'm thankful (given my need for clean and organized back here).

I also renewed my Flickr Pro account tonight, this time for two years. It now expires in late February of 2010. Who knows what sort of state Flickr will be in at that time (due to the pending deal(s) that Yahoo! has on the table right now), but at any rate I figured it would be a safe thing to do. After all, I have four thousand and some images there and I'm not the only one... :)

Anyway, I feel the need to go to bed now, so I'll write more another time.

Until then...
"He is one of those people who would be enormously improved by death."
- H. H. Munro (Saki) (1870-1916)

--MZ

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