Well. You know how it's been more than three years since the Ex packed up and left? And how I've been cleaning up the house since she left, sacrificing time and labor to separate out trash, recycle, and the few actual important things along the way? And how I thought I was done with that?
Not only am I not done yet, HELL NO I AIN'T DONE yet. There's the one little room in the basement, where I put a whole bunch of my bookcases and my locking file cabinet (with my comics, make a note of this, i_calql8
, but I haven't rediscovered the keys yet), and I didn't think there was all that much of hers in there.
I've now taken out a large number of boxes of papers from the past twenty to thirty years, most of it to be recycled; some shredded, and one small box plus a bag of stuff from forty years ago. Anyone want to guess how many boxes of recycle crap I have? It's a number between 1 and 100. Winner gets the satisfaction of being correct...
I still have to lug these boxes to the recycle bin for pickup, along with the plastic recycle that needs to go, and the trash.
However, I did find two boxes that hold my books, which reminds me: hawkwing_lb
, I found the books I wanted to send to you, and now some mailers as well, so I should be getting those in the post to you.
And in other, non-Ex news (I do have a life after all), I took the FG to the nearest slopes for skiing on Sunday. She's been cooped up indoors for weeks, what with her frozen shoulder, a bad cold, and the two-weeks-of-horror that she has every quarter; she needed to get out and exercise. So we went, and she skiied, and I took a lesson in downhill skiing. It was a very good deal: for $90, I got a lift ticket, rental skis, poles, and boots, plus a 90 minute lesson in a class. As it turned out, there were only four of us, and the instructor was really good. Having had the experience on cross-country skis helped me, and I fell only twice. But! I skiied down a mountain! OK, the bunny slope, and really really slowly, but I didn't fall after I got off the chair lift (and fell right then, that was the second fall, but the chair pushed me, I swear). I liked it well enough to pay for the other really good deal: at the end of the lesson, the instructor handed out discount cards, for a season pass that's for beginners. For $45, I get the very next trip completely free -- lift, rental, and lesson; after that, I get 40% off lift ticket and rental equipment, but I get the lessons free. This is good for all the rest of this season. I believe we'll be skiing a lot this season.
The FG is so happy. Tired, but happy.