June 13 – 16, Island Compulsiveness

While here I have:

  • Never gotten to bed before 11, usually not before 1am.
  • Vacuumed the house, twice.
  • Weed whacked for hours.
  • Watered plants, twice.
  • Washed all the curtains in the house. The smoke stains remain, but they no longer smell.
  • Edited mom’s vast magazine collection, ruthlessly.
  • Started working on my dad’s dark room office.
  • Cleaned the shed. A monumental task which created,
  • 200 pounds of garbage to go along with,
  • 40 pounds of recycling.
  • Went to the dump.
  • The truck has approximately 50 pounds of toxic wastes in its bed, which I will drop of on the mainland.
  • Took donation items to a local charity, twice.
  • Swept rat poop out of the trailer and one of the barns.
  • Then set rat traps.
  • Ace Hardware provided, for a price, the following, which I deployed:
    • Two brooms.
    • A Webster, which is now filthy.
    • Electric timers for lamps.
    • LED bulbs for said lamps.
    • Heavy duty de-greaser. This because I looked at the top of the kitchen cabinets. They are black. Will address this on my next trip, but no wonder the place smells.
    • Laundry detergent.
    • Pledge.
    • Batteries.
    • Rat traps…
  • Took myself out to lunch.
  • Visited with 8 wonderful people. 

I leave tomorrow morning, and am bringing back:

  • Mom’s Bose and CDs.
  • Mom’s spring clothes.
  • Mom’s jewelry and archery medals.
  • A ceramic piece that’s more valuable than a house in certain parts of the country.
  • My dad’s ashes.

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