We have a truly astonishing number of towels. We thought almost all the “excess” ones were put away, but there’s so many more that were lurking in hidden places and spaces, like in the nightmare world under the kids’ beds. So we’re still whittling them down. But in the meanwhile the kids are sorting out their clothes by type and by the end of the week there is a good chance all that triage will be done and I can order any bigger clothes they extremely probably will need.
I’m finding it hard to come up with 500 words about how we did laundry as a family today, much less 1000 words to come close to “catching up” for my sick days wordcount-wise. I had a long term filing project in mind, something that would span the remainder of this quarter, but I haven’t quite laid it out yet. It would completely improve our quality of life and aid me greatly in any research or artistic expression. But I’m still not really much better and am pretty tired right now, so I don’t want to keep writing or go do any more housework tonight.
Anyway I took a break from writing this to do some stuff around the house and have dinner and having eaten something I guess I’ll keep going. Finding storage for the excess clothing and linens is turning out to be difficult with the “trapped at home” issue. Everyone in the house all day means it’s hard to methodically grab a storage item or set up some space because there’s just so much baseline household chorework to keep things from collapsing into utter grubbiness. But long story short, another day is reasonably checked off on the laundry triage and eight more days is still a pretty good estimate to completion.
As for filing longer term, I think I’ll be able to hash that one out tomorrow and get started. As a big project taking around eighty days, it’s going to anchor a lot of smaller ones the next few months. While I do feel better, I’m out of energy to get to a full 500 words.
Project 1: Homeschool Consolidation, completed, took 3 days.
Project 2: Annual Castle Ladyhawke Remodel Design, still at day 1 of estimated 2 to complete.
Project 3: Laundry Triage and Scheduling, day 2 of 10 completed.
Project 4: Filing Consolidation and Organizing by Subject, estimated 80 days to completion.