Friday, May 30, 2008

Four Hours In

I'm four hours into the Cleansing of the Augean Stables, and so far I've taken out four bags of trash from the study with more still to go. I have my enormous box of stuff to give away half-full, and I've filled three boxes of toys to sort out. I found one of the missing library videos (one's still missing), and discovered that the reason Princess couldn't get the old newspapers into the bin was that she'd been trying to stack them on top of the lid(!). I brought up my radio because my mp3 player ran out of juice (it is now recharging).

I've found:
  • half a dozen nail clippers
  • eight sippy cups
  • innumerable dirty socks
  • a very large (though finite) number of pens, pencils, crayons, and other writing utensils, all of which had been whined at me were missing and could never be found