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    I need to get back to this. Tomorrow, Monday, I will:

    1. Gather up all the stray perches, feeding dishes, and other stuff that are scattered all over the place. Find ONE container to keep it all in.

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    Today I finally realized bolt cutters are easier than hacksaws, so I modified the freezer basket I got for $1 about three weeks ago, that was in perfect condition except it was a half inch too long to fit the freezer. I knew there had to be a solution but I always hesitate to cut something up in case I might ruin it. Still, I really wanted that basket to replace one I had modified when we got the freezer. That one didn't go all the way to the sides of the freezer and was narrower than the space it needed to fit in. The new one fits the width perfectly, so less wasted space.

    So I got out the trusty bolt cutters and removed a half inch chunk of the top wire on either side. Then I got out some rubber tubing and slid the cut ends into a piece of the tubing, so they will stay lined up to each other. Cable ties on each side keep the cut wire on the basket from sliding apart and out of the tubing. Perfect!

    The basket fits perfectly into its space now, and I've gained a little room. Like most things where I have to take a chance on failure, it worked out just great!

    Glad that's done now, and the basket's off the pool table.

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    I made a HUGE mistake and put Rain-X on my Harley windshield. I have been suffering with it for over a year. I assumed that because it was a Harley windshield I would have to buy the replacement Lexan from Harley. The Harley replacement would have cost me around $150.

    I was able to measure and order the replacement Lexan from another company. When it arrived, I took my windshield apart, replaced the Lexan, and put it back together.

    Because I work at an independent motorcycle shop, I figured it would cost me between $90 & $100. Because the guys are happy with my work, they are now charging me cost plus 10% on all parts I purchase through them. So I paid less than $70.

    And I replaced it myself Ididn't have to pay anyone to replace it!

    VERY proud of myself.

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    Today, I'm planning our long weekend in The Netherlands, where we'll celebrate my dd's 1st birthday. We need to bring birthday stuff with us, together with some items my parents left behind last time they came to visit. We need to prepare for the (small) party, and we need to go shopping for anything that's cheaper in NL than in Belgium.

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    My plans constantly change: I plan one thing, then actually do another... Since they both need to be done, not much is lost, and it feels more fun to do the unplanned one (does that makes sense to you?).

    I'm planning the long weekend during work hours (things keep popping in my head and I have to write them down before I can concentrate on the job on hand).

    Yesterday evening I organized part of the attic. I spent 2 x 45 minutes up there. First I put all the items that had a place back in their place, then I went through the piles of children's clothes and started sorting them to 'oldest dd' (by size) - 'youngest dd' (not so much by size) - 'too small for anyone' (two big boxes of unsorted clothes). Not finished yet, but definite progress.

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    WTG!

    I still need to focus on the boxes cluttering up the pool table, which formerly were cluttering up the spare bedroom.

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    Today I'm working on my office. Will finish cleaning 3 windows and put blinds up.

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    I'm cooking today, due to some unexpected deals at the grocery store yesterday. So far, six trays of banana chips in the dehydrator, and four tuna stratas and two crab stratas in the freezer.

    IOW, nothing done on this challenge again.

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    I managed to get 3 blinds up in the office on Friday. Didn't do anything in there yesterday. Today I'm going to clean the storm windows, and if time put up the remaining 2 blinds. Also maybe do a little sewing ...

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    We tore apart the broken lift system on our camper yesterday. We thought we had the parts to fix it, but no such luck. So now I'm awaiting a return e mail from the company to see how to get what we need. Wish it was done. It doesn't look like it's going to be difficult to fix but it's a messy, greasy job.

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    Yesterday finially got the shop cleaned out...ready 2 fill it up again. LOL

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    No, don't fill it up again!

    I just went through all the large jars in the kitchen, where I store various flours, sugar, and baking mixes. I'm going to unload some of the jars I've had a long time because I now have nicer jars. Things are much more organized now and I have more space. I have enough space left for the set of three glass canisters I thought I'd have to get rid of, but didn't want to, so that makes me happy.

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    Fixed the yard rake today..It was falling apart so put it all back together and put a new handle in it...It is so old it is still all metal...does a nicer job than the new plastic ones..

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    I sorted two small cookbooks I have that I put frequently used, 'keeper' recipes in today. One now holds all the salads and dressings, seasoning mixes, etc. and the other has breads, crackers, and stuff like that in it. I had them all in one which was getting full and it was too disorganized. Should be easier to find stuff now.

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    I have done a lot of work the last three weeks.
    dh and I are separating, so I finally started getting
    all the jobs done that I have been waiting for him to do.

    1.Cleaned up pile of wood in back yard from the big root he
    dug up and then let lay for 2 years LOL
    2. Started fixing the broken swing top, he finished it because
    he had to drill a hole to bypass the stripped screw hole
    3. Cleaned up all the weeds, trash, leaves etc from last Oct
    4. Trimmed one bush
    5. Replaced the light diffuser on the back door light
    6. Cleaned out from under the cook stove and installed strips
    7. Cleaned, sorted, organized the garage (step one)
    8. Organized, sorted, and carralled the tools
    9. Started digging a garden, going to try to find someone to
    rototill it or wait until next year
    10. Took down all the light diffusers from the house and washed
    them, will replace them later.
    11, Dug out, cleaned up 11 barrels from under back porch
    12. Cleaned out all leaves and junk from under porch as well

    That's what I remember. Tomorrow, I will be running around
    so won't get much done. They will be moving his stuff at 4:00pm, so
    hopefully all his stuff will be gone and I can begin to spring clean,
    organize, declutter, redecorate, and move furniture.
    Planning a garage sale first week of June.
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