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    Congratulations, Mschrisgo2! You should be very proud!

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    Excellent mschrigo. I only threw away two things this past weekend, but today is trash day so the rest of the insulation should be picked up and I will have room in my bin for decluttering next weekend.

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    Mschrisgo2 - congratulations! That is amazing!

    i am sick. My car died. I got an extension on one class due to technical difficulties and the flu on the part of the person who had to fix the technical difficulties before I can submit them - so, last class due today. Today’s theme: hot tea and evils.

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    Thanks for the congrats

    CL, Congratulations on conquering the evils!

    (Life was so much simpler when we hand-wrote them. I could write all grades and comments for a whole class of 32 in about 4 hours. With the electronic submission I had to select 251 responses for each student- and it took an average of half an hour each, because I could never get through a session without a software/computer glitch. But they made it easier for teachers. Not. ... sorry, rant over.)

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    Absolutely agree on the handwriting! It’s not composing them that takes so bloody long. It’s formatting, labeling, changing file types, and uploading the dang things. And when i’m not looking, spellcheck changes their names.

    anyway, now I can go back to the basement/studio/scrapbook/photos goal for the month. We’ll see how far I get.

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    Congrats, mschrisgo2 and Chicken Lady!

    Chicken Lady, I hope you feel better soon!

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    I finished my January tosses and have started working on my 94 for February. I brought all 18 photo albums out so I can go through them. Found an old oversize photo calendar and it has been sitting around since 1996 so some of the pages got stuck together and ruined. Use it or lose it I guess. I also have photo memory boxes my mother gave with not just pictures but things like a handkerchief from the old country. And then there are baby books, family typed up memoirs, etc. I have two bookcases full of things that are emotionally vested to sort through. So it's a good project for winter when I have more time.

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    I spent 2 hours yesterday gathering all photos and scrapbooking materials, and I set up my worktable.

    However, in that process I found another bankers box full of--- Paper! Oh, the Horror! Just spent 2 hours today going through it, almost all into recycling, thankfully.

    That brings me to a total of 30 hours for the month, which was my original goal in hours, but I've only completed 1 of the 3 projects.
    I am planning to spend 2-3 hours sewing doll clothes tomorrow. I need to pick up some skinny velcro when I'm out later today, so that project will get completed.
    And it looks like the scrapbooking for DD is going to spill into Feb. If we celebrate her birthday after the 12th, I may make it...

    [PS - Did I say I have a LOT of photos? well, yes, I do...]
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    Mschrigo I'm glad I'm not the only one with a bunch.

    Update: I didn't toss a lot of photos, but tonight I did consolidate and get rid of two albums that were falling apart, one dating back to 1965.

    It was hard seeing my parents so young full of life, and now my father hobbles around and I don't know how much longer they will be alive. A coworker lost her older brother recently who is their age. So it is difficult work emotionally for me. I did an hour twenty minutes.
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    Yppej, good job on consolidating. Yes, the photos are an emotional project. Good for you for tackling yours.

    I ended up dipping into mine (instead of sewing doll clothes) because my daughter asked me about photos of my youngest grandson. He will be 19 on February 21, and he has requested baby pictures and pictures of himself when he was younger, so she is busy putting a book together for him. The boys spent a lot of time with me during his 1-6 years, and then some special vacation trips during the following 7 years, so I did find some awfully cute pictures to contribute. I copied a few to keep for myself, and sorted out pictures of his brothers, too. After she finishes his book, she is going to do theirs, too.

    So I got a good 4 hour start on my photo project. I have emptied 3 of the 8 photo boxes (shoe box size). I gave 2 of them to DD with the boys' pictures, and used the 3rd to store greeting cards for future events. Finally! After all these years, I have a designated place to put cards, instead of sticking them in a "safe place" and promptly forgetting them! And actually, I found enough birthday, Valentines and Mothers Day cards for this whole year!

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