I can now park my car in the garage. Woo-hoo! Never mind that I blew off a major work deadline and spent four hours puttering in my garage instead… Suppose it’ll now be a long night at the computer, catching up.
- Metal bike rack (for a car) – fits standard sedan-style cars. Old – probably purchased in the 60’s or 70’s, but bikes are pretty much the same shape still, right? Since I now drive a hatchback, seems pointless to own it.
- Small desk with wheels. Made of some sort of particleboard with veneer, but not horribly cheap-looking. Currently dusty from living in my garage.
- A pair of speaker stands – about 2 feet high, sturdy black metal base with a flat top on which a speaker can sit. Not really needed here since I installed surround sound and mounted all the speakers on the walls.
I will also be selling a mongo chipper-shredder but not willing to just give that away – paid too much money for it. Will advertise it in the local Craig’s list, I guess.
Getting rid of those things will make space to work so I can transfer the router table stand over to a different table, then trash the old dresser (cheap, throw-away particleboard veneer thing that already had substantial water damage). That’ll leave enough space to put in a sink and a drill press. At that point, it’ll also be quite a bit easier to park both cars in the garage.
Threw away a bunch of stuff. Trash bin is now full, must remember to take it out tomorrow night so I don’t miss trash day.
I don’t want much, right? If anyone has suggestions, let me know. Unless a super solution is just handed to me, this endeavor will have to wait, at least until after the wedding. I have too much else to tackle between now and then, no time to do any research.
My to-do list for things that have to be done before Wed lunchtime (when I pick up my parents from the airport and have SWORN I will really take time off to spend with them, because I’ve been too darn busy to pay proper attention to them lately):
- Finish generating and analyzing the simulated data for my paper (requires learning a bit more R coding to make this happen smoothly)
- Write up results as well as polishing methods section and then write up discussion section – and revise intro to incorporate some more subtleties that I was pondering while cleaning the garage
- Finish the design of the Diabetes report card form I’ve been programming
- Meet with colleague about family history project
- Present poster at all-day conference Tuesday (maybe I can bring a laptop and get a bit more work done in the background)
- Fix the toilet in the guest bathroom
- Finish the last details on the picture-sorting and picture-hanging project
- Clear up all the mess from the picture-sorting project off the guest bed so my parents can sleep there
- Grocery shop and plan meals for guests
- Take load of stuff to Goodwill – have another carload ready, currently stored in guestroom closet, so need to clear that out for family to use closet.
Not too much to do, right? Sigh. I better find some food and get some work done.