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Z was deified this morning when I emerged from the shower in the hotel and there was milo, muesli and clean clothing. At that stage all I asked was clean clothing, a good nights sleep and to not have to pack or clean anything for 24 hours.*

Lets see...

Sun/Mon: No sleep appart from the 4 hours 10am to 2pm, packing and itemisation.

Tues: Cleaning and sorting. Last post dance (we didn't quite make it to dance) socialising at the cafe with people. Was good. Then up late labelling stuff. 5-6 hours sleep?

Weds: Last of the labelling stuff and starting to shift things out to the garage. Moving people arrived early. Everything loaded in the truck by the time they had been scheduled to arrive. Cleaning and tidying commenced - bastard lourvered windows in the sunroom. Carpet cleaning guy arrived and those 2 rooms were done. Shut door on those and move onto the rest. Dinner with [ profile] anthraxia and [ profile] evildrakey, then back to cleaning. Might actually have managed in bed by midnight.

Thurs: The day of the great clean and tidy, starting approximately 8am. [ profile] anthraxia was an enormous help. Evil cupboards and evil rain turning up just in time for the delivery load. I finished the floors around 7pm? and the car was packed by 8:30pm and we were on the road with a clean and empty vacated residence by 9pm. Dropped by D&B then made it to Murrey Bridge (no room at the inn) and finally Taillem Bend (yay room) 11pm. Very full car. Very very full car... with viking a-frame battering ram on front. Reasonable nights sleep.

Fri: (Today) See the introductory paragraph. Left Taillem Bend ~7:45am, arrived Canberra ~9pm. No incidents of interest along the way, though there was the odd curious sign**.
Still growing the list of where not to eat across the Hay plain, but that may be a bit redundant now. Billy Connelly "Evil Scotsman" was discovered in the mp3 collection. Bets placed on the wonderous loot that will turn up with no space to put it and the inability to trasport it.

*He was undeified by the end of the evening, but that is unsuprising with 2 people alone in a car on a 13 hour road trip... I dare anyone to manage that one...

** Still working out the implications of "Restrict movement. No horses" as a set of sex instructions, but you get that at the end of long trips.

Tomorrow is more running around doing stuff and meeting up with people with a further dose of the same on Sun with possibly more rubbish removal thrown in. Mon/Tues/Wedsish Melbourne and the flight out that evening.

While Z's deification has been revoked, I would recommend the canonisation of [ profile] anthraxia and [ profile] evilfdrakey for their help with things. [ profile] anthraxia for the wonderful job cleaning etc on two occasions and for taking stuff away, and [ profile] evildrakey for putting up with more crap at their place - fingers crossed as much as they like goes at the SCA garage sale on Sat.

Sleep time now (before Z mugs me for the computer)...
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Another late night... (4am may be morning, but I haven't slept yet, so it still isn't tomorrow.

Ran out of tape. Rather too late at night to be hammering on the labels in the garage too.

Discovered a box of books we had forgotten to include in the catelogue etc. Hope it is still early enough to add it. It only has (expensive) geology textbooks.

So, a few hours sleep and then the last taping and much box shifting before 10:30am tomorrow morning, then frantic cleaning of the lounge so the carpet can be steam cleaned 2:30pm onwards and that can then be shut up and not touched for the rest of the time here.

Then more cleaning.

Brain prower may be variable tomorrow.
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It is going to be a late night...

Still packing and itemizing. Forms need to be filled in, (photographed) and emailed off before Mon morning (NZ time I think). It is not tomorrow morning until I have had some sleep...

44, nope, 45 boxes/items and counting...
Edit: 4:25am and 53 boxes. + however many rolls of canvas.

On the positive side, 3 more hoods machined up, meaning the 3 commissioned cloaks are done bar thread finishing and pulling out staples. 2 hoods are machined up and of these, 1 has the seams 1/2 finished. Need to be finished by ~Sat when the new owner of 2 pairs collects. Other set will be delivered some how - posted or whatever. 3 "cognac" cloaks also machined up.

Back to the salt mines. I may be some time.
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Catalogued and boxed book count at 666.

If we didn't have 10 more books (+ dictionaries) to go it could be the library of the beast...

22 boxes/chests and counting. Clothing (medieval and mundane), fabric and books done. Academic papers and notes (geological, astronomical and medieval) in progress.

Hopefully 9-10 cubic meters (4-5 pallets??).

Garage sale was sporadic but got rid of some stuff. No sale on the good table and bedside cabinet though. Aiming for ~$80 each on those, but may end up having to take what we can get. Other stuff will be readvertised for an hour or two tomorrow morning, then left in a box by the side of the road with a "Free, please take" sign for a couple more hours before Freecycle and other measures are called for.

Garage packing comes tomorrow...

Back to cataloging the next box.


Sep. 7th, 2007 05:11 pm
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Brain is definitely in packing or packed in mode. I don't think I have rolled a sex and gotten possetion of the brain in a while...
There are some typos in that last sentence but it will do for now.

Found the cinnamon lolly stash. Now have to finish up cinnamon menthos, tictacs, altoids and icebreakers... that mainly date from New York airport in 2004. I may have cinnamon fresh breath for the next few days.

Packing and listing. Packing and listing. Probably 2 boxes of books to go. Some clothing and garb and various paper. Then the rest of the stuff*. All needs to be packed, itemised and assigned a box for sending off the customs inventory and shipping paperwork by Mon morning. Then it gets picked up on Weds...

Garage sale tomorrow and anything more on Sun. I would whinge about advertising garage sales around here but the lure of cinnamon lollies is higher.

*Not thinking about the garage, not thinking about the garage...

Also not thinking about cloaks and hoods.

There are a lot of things to not think about.
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Don't ask for any references other than Viking, Anglo-Saxon or Bog body at present, as 2/3 of the book collection is in stacks on the floor of the hall, sorted by size...

90% fall into nice clear sizes, but the rest really are odds and sods.

And the Viking bookcase is about to be reincarnated as book boxes. About 2 cubic meters of books total we think, but there may be expansion due to box size... That and 2 cubic meters of solid books ain't exactly light weight...


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