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Did I mention that we're moving? We got a portable storage unit just a week ago. It's pretty big, but we're downsizing a lot, too. We might make it. Naomi has hired an Organizer to help; I got to work with her yesterday and she is indeed fantastic.

At this point I have my desk cleared and ready to go away, and pretty much everything in boxes and bins. I have a big stack of hard drives to wipe, about the same size stack to wipe or repurpose, and a huge stack of laptops to go through. Friday I helped N clear out the area downstairs that needs to be repaired; Travis started yesterday. I'm tired and pretty much brain-fried.

We've been making progress at work, but there are still problems. I'm on call next week, at least until I can find a substitute. That will be complicated by the 6" of snow predicted for tomorrow.

I've been hating having to move, but I have to say that actually clearing out the junk and downsizing radically is rather cheering. Don't know whether that's because it's doing something, or something more specific to what we're doing, but whatever it is, I'll take it.

I have a fair amount of stuff that should go to a good home. A really nice tower PC in an Antec P150 case -- it's nearly silent. A 12-string guitar. Some recording gear. A 15" Gem PA speaker (Musician's Friend has them on sale every so often). A piano.

Oh, and a really awesome house. 6 bedrooms, 3.5 baths, two living rooms, two kitchens, and a great room/concert hall that seats 70, all fully handicap accessible. Going to miss this place.

Notes & links:

0130Mo
  * up 0545; W=204; laundry, dishes
  @ Democrats launch scorched-earth strategy against Trump - POLITICO (siderea)
  : The storage unit -- that's what it's called, a Unit -- that arrived yesterday is huge
    looks to be about 8x8x16?  Seem a little taller but hard to tell.
    @ Moving Containers - UNITS Moving & Portable Storage
    @ Intermodal container - Wikipedia apparently not, but not clear why.
  : Cygnus's B key is dying.
  * pay G'

0131Tu
  * up 6:29; W=205; dishes
  @ Here's How To Use A Bullet Journal For Better Mental Health (jenk)
  * Talk with HR person.  Things are, as might be expected, problematic.
  * Celebration after work for the CBCC Prime Card project; had two glasses of Hendricks
    and a few snack items.
  @ My Thoughts on the Word “Zucchini” | Writing From Factor X
  @ How Republics End - The New York Times 
  : N had people come in and haul off most of the junk from downstairs, and some from the
    main floor, including C's sewing cabinet.

0201We
  * up 6:05; W=205; laundry, dishes
  @ Untitled - Revenge (kyleri | poetry to keep us going)
  @ New Sodom (ysabetwordsmith)
  * Brief meeting with (builder) Travis to go over contract and down payment for
    downstairs.
  % 10:20 falling asleep - should go upstairs.

0202Th Imbolc
  * Up 5:06; W=204; laundry, dishes
  * updates on cygnus, nova, snowflake.
  @ Behind the Scam: What Does It Take to Be a ‘Best-Selling Author’? $3 and 5 Minutes. –
    The Mission – Medium (thnidu)
  * Wikipedia dive.  Started at the Fundamental Theorem of Calculus (from a Quora post),
    through Lebesgue integration and Lebesgue measure to the Banach-Tarski Paradox.  :)

0203Fr
  * up 5ish; W=204.4; laundry, dishes
  * Work with N to clear the floors in the basement where Travis is going to be working
    tomorrow.

0204Sa
  & Up 4ish; did upgrades via Blackbird until I got sleepy again
  * up 7:35; W=204.4; shower,... laundry
  * 15min: A little book sorting in the bedroom.  Still some I need to ask Colleen about.
  : 9am Travis
  * 15min: a couple of hours, actually, organizing in the desk area.
    Put Polaris back together except for the case wiring.
    More: "read me" shelf to bookcase, labels to box, clarinet put away, shoebox case back
    together.  Will start putting small boxes into crates.
  * 11am->noon (organizer) Kathryn -- objective is clearing out my corner.
    3pm the boxes of random junk have been sorted.  There is still stuff on the desk and
    shelves.  -> homework:  second pass on computer cables, etc.
    Found the ORCA card I've been looking for for ages.  It was in the desk organizer.
    K's right -- those things are evil junk-dumps.
  & getting rid of not only the two black Antec cases, but the shoebox formerly used for
    Nova.  It's lovely, but I don't see having a place for it.  I will probably have to
    ditch Snowflake as well. 
  * 10pm almost all done.  Desk cleared; wire shelves cleared; there are bins that need to
    be put away, but the only things really left are:  papers, the laptops need to be
    sorted and packed, and the small computer box needs to be unpacked and sorted.  A few
    things could use re-consolidation, especially cables.

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