In the space of seven days, Rachel and I have turned a Mission: Impossible into a Mission: Accomplished!
The gamesroom clear-up has been a major success and, after Rachel ran a vacuum cleaner and dust cloth round today, the space is looking sparkly fresh once more.
Or as my long-suffering wife phrased it: "The room is no longer a health hazard!"
Everywhere from the entrance hallway to the office 'annexe' feels - and looks - so much larger and brighter now. And it is emotionally more satisfying to not have to fight your way round a maze of boxes, or stacked books, just to get from one spot to another up here.
We've filled to overflowing both our rubbish bin and our recycling bins outside, which is simultaneously satisfying and frustrating, but we can live with that minor inconvenience, knowing it comes about because of a job well done.
Yet while we are declaring "mission accomplished", there are still some 'minor' things that need finishing up:
- There's a big bag of paperwork to be shredded (after Rachel sorted through my mountains of disorganised documents);
- Although I have moved all the old comics and graphic novels off the floor and onto the shelves (or into comic book short boxes) they still need to be taken out again (sometime soon) and actually sorted into some semblance of order;
- The office end of the gamesroom also still has a line of books (mostly RPGs) that need to go up on eBay (which is why you can still see some, smaller, cardboard boxes and bubblewrap down there).
And I couldn't imagine doing it without Rachel's assistance.
And Rachel's reward:
|Well deserved wine and chocolate!|