Jul. 27th, 2013

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Today one of [livejournal.com profile] gra_is_stor's bandmates came over to get some things out of the garage that she will be storing for GIS. Since I can't keep anyone's things in the garage anymore (eventually not even my own), it was good to get her stuff moved; her bicycle is still in there, and we're trying to figure out where to keep it, as she hasn't got enough space in her apartment's storage locker. Anyway, a fair few things went, which means I can get to other things that need to be sorted through and cleaned up, then sold or otherwise dealt with.

The bandmate took all the plant pots and the tomato cages that I'd had from when I was gardening on the lanai, so that was great. She also had been looking for a new king sized mattress, so she bought the mattress and box springs, as they have a frame at home and didn't need the one I have. What this means is that once the mattress is gone (they'll come get it in a few days), I can take photos of just the frame, list that on craigslist, and probably sell that fairly quickly -- several people have asked if they could buy just the frame and I didn't want to do that, as getting rid of the mattress would have been the hard part, generally speaking. So yeah, things are continuing to move along quite well, despite my feeling like everything is crawling.

I have given it a lot of thought and will not be selling the computer desk. It's solid wood, it's sturdy as hell, it has a fair bit of storage in it, it's really nice looking, and it cost me about $3,000 when I bought it and moved in here. If there's any chance it will fit into wherever I'm living when I move out of here, I'm keeping it. I think I would have a hell of a time trying to find anything as nice that I could afford later.

When I spoke to the real estate agent today he said not to worry about trying to pay off the second mortgage - it wasn't going to make that much difference, and if the lender did want to collect later, we could deal with that when it came up. For right now, I will hold onto the money I've been saving for moving expenses instead of trying to pay the loan off.

Tonight [livejournal.com profile] ingvisson, [livejournal.com profile] gra_is_stor, and I went over to Central Market for some grocery shopping, then we stopped at Fred Meyer, where I picked up a bunch of cleaning stuff so that I will have ample supplies for this weekend. I have a few people who might come by to help out, but there's no way to know unless and until somebody actually shows up at the door.

And now, I'm going to try to get some sleep. I'm doing better today; only a really mild headache, no migraines, and the huge cramp in my back is doing a little better as well. Overall, I'm pleased with how things are going, despite all the anxiety this whole situation is producing. I'm doing my best.
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To my great delight, and with my great gratitude, [livejournal.com profile] joyful_storm and her husband came by this afternoon and stayed for several hours to help me out; Jack took me over to the U Haul so that I could get boxes and packing materials, and he packed several boxes of books for me. [livejournal.com profile] joyful_storm swept the floor in here and then went out and swept out and organized what's left in the garage so that it looks a lot better and cleaner in there now.

I did a lot of sorting and packing myself, both before they arrived and while they were here. Most of the altars are dismantled and packed away. There are still several to go (I do have quite a few of them), as are all the various bones I'm keeping (at least until I figure out if some of them are legal to take to Italy with me if I go). I cleared out the coat closet of all the stuff I was getting rid of and rearranged things a bit, and cleared out the closet in the library as well.

One of my friends from back in the LGM fandom days dropped by briefly and picked up a big bag of fandom stuff for X Files and Lone Gunmen that I didn't want to just get rid of -- he will give things a good home, so I don't feel too bad about letting go of it. I was really happy to see him again, however briefly.

Tomorrow will be more packing of altary/Pagany things, and then hauling boxes out to the garage. If I have any energy left at all when I'm done with that, there will be more packing and then starting with thoroughly cleaning the bathrooms. I am not looking forward the the actual getting in and scrubbing things; I don't have a lot of energy for stuff like that and I can only do a little bit at a time. I'm needing to unclog my bathroom sink again, yay. *sigh*

Certain parts of the house are looking very bare. I'm going to have to rent a storage unit this coming week or early next. For the moment, I'll just store boxes in the garage, kept off the floor of the garage with some plastic garbage bags to keep them clean until I can arrange to get things together and have somebody start hauling things south for me.

Does anyone want a bag of three-ring binders? I have a bunch that I'm not using. They're perfectly good but are taking up space and I don't need them. Free to a good home.


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