Just got a tip for moving rather than copying files. I'll check that out later today. It's super important to be MOVING files and NOT copying -- otherwise, you end up in a huge mess which is partially the problem I have with some of those photos.
This is the status of my new hard drive. It's the D Drive in the photo, and it's almost 75% full - of PHOTOS. That's so silly, and I hope to make good headway in deleting want I don't want or need and then keep it neat and tidy going forward.
|Almost filled the new hard disk|
I also have documents that need to be moved (I'll test my new skills), which also need to be dealt with. I'm pretty good at filing, but not quite everything is in the correct place, and a lot of it can go.
So I didn't empty any boxes, but I did make some changes to the office, and in doing so, I found MONEY. Over $100 in US dollars. Who knew that was there?
I decided to tackle the outside of this buffet. This is not the most efficient storage space, but it used to belong to my grandparents, who purchased it from Eaton's, and so it has sentimental value to me. When I'm gone, I suspect the buffet will become firewood!
|Cleaning the outer parts of the buffet|
Let's just say there is a bit of dust on it.
|A bit dusty|
But the top is cleared -- well, there's a stack of magazines on the surface that I would like to read, so that will become my priority reading material. I must learn to SKIM the magazines and NOT read every word. I'm trying! It looks much better, and I'm OK with that.
I consolidated the crap on the desktop, so it now holds a lot more, and I put two buckets on the floor on this surface.
|The fun that awaits me in July|
I found these empty bottles of wine on the buffet. OK -- so I like the labels, but how do you remove a label from a wine bottle without damaging it? I don't think it can be done. OH -- I just Googled it, and apparently, if I pour boiling water INTO the bottles, that'll release the label. I must try that today, and then the bottles can go in the appropriate bin. So many new skills I'm learning!
|Neat wine bottle labels|
Then I moved everything sitting on the kitchen floor and the kitchen table to the table in the office. YES -- I know -- I couldn't help myself. But at least (and yet again), the office is the only dumping ground in the house. I'm seriously OK with this -- my brain seems to love having this dumping ground, but I'm trying to keep things off the floor, so it doesn't look super messy. It will get done -- I've made huge leaps and bounds. I know there are a few more boxes of stuff in Studio U that will make their way to the office to be sorted, but the space is full for the moment!
And this is my little workstation. The two tubs are what's left to deal with from all the stuff on the table. One is for writing, and the other is things I'd like to investigate further. So I'm in good shape, but I almost feel like I should deal with those containers before continuing. I'll see how I feel when I get back.
|Stuff to deal with|
|Customer quilt - DONE|
|Filled with my snack|
|"Mom - help - open the door for me!"|