And there are, let's see, six boxes of books and 1 trash bag full of things to unload at the thrift store. Last week I got rid of 2 trash bags of give-aways and 2 boxes of books. Plus, I've filled a couple of trash bags with real trash. So I have been making progress.
I have been making a very sloowww circuit around the house because I want to be thorough. So it's gone like this:
- Mud Room
- Entry Hall
- Kitchen -- north side
- Kitchen -- east side
- Game closet -- started (still have more to do)
- Kitchen -- south side
- Kitchen -- west side (that was for today but I am going to skip it during this rotation and instead move on to the dining room)
I keep thinking about Eustace in Voyage of the Dawn Treader, when he was shedding his dragon's skin. Remember that? First he sloughed off a few scales. But that didn't do much good. Then he really dug in (or maybe Aslan did the clawing, it's been years since I reread the book last) and it hurt like heck while he was doing it, but he stepped out of that dragon his real self again, not a dragon hoarding its treasure in its greedy claws anymore. I always thought that was a good metaphor. Yikes!