Maxx says: Our Mom is still cleaning every room from top to bottom. She washed my bedding again this week and re-fluffed it twice already. I might seem like a tough boy… and I am, but I can appreciate a nicely cleaned and fluffed bed. Go to it, Mom! Oh, and Ewwwww! I think you missed a bit of fur over there!
Later that afternoon, Miss Newton and Tessa watch the garbage trucks haul a year’s worth of fuzz, fur and fluff away. Miss Newton says: I can’t believe she threw all that fur out! Wasn’t easy growing all that. I’m going to have to start all over now!
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Yes, we’re still cleaning. We’re systematically going through every room, every closet (thankfully, we don’t have many closets), every cupboard and cabinet and every flip-top box, of which we have a multitude. This is a long, much needed project.
We’re employing the three-pile system – a pile to donate, a pile for trash/recycle and a pile to keep (undoubtedly, to go through a second time later). So far, one local donation business has enjoyed the fruits of our frenzied labor by way of four over-sized totes overstuffed with sports equipment for those hobbies that never panned out some fifteen years ago, musical equipment for ditto reasons, clothing, glassware, books from the old economy, electronics, knick-knacks that weren’t valuable, just un-cat friendly, bad lighting fixtures from the ’80’s and enough mismatched plastic file boxes to restock our local office supply store.
We expect we’ll have another six-to-eight trips like this and to be fair, different businesses will get our donations.
Contrary to popular belief (Ruby, Olivia and Zuzu, we’re looking at YOU), Pee Queen Tessa won’t be ‘accidentally’ boxed up and donated to a local charity to bestow upon them her own special flair and to perhaps, help ‘water’ any dusty, unused corners.