I almost said I hate unpacking. I am close to hate. In away it is easier if things just stay in the box. I can live without a lot of our stuff! Oh well, the boxes look messy. Now the room doesn’t look as messy, just full!
The children want to help, but it isn’t really a help. I wish Dh would help, but he doesn’t.
Anyhow! The living area books are unpacked. There are a few I would simply give away as I simply don’t use them. They were gifts from my Mother-in-law and are about fancy sewing techniques. I am a careful machine sewing gal, but I just want the job done. Too many of the books are clearly from the early ’70’s and ’80’s. Not that there is a problem with that, however the suggestions don’t work with today’s styles.
Yet, I don’t get rid of them. Once I sent out a test question to my MIL in order to see how she would respond if I sent those books to a friend who really wanted them. I simply said this friend really wanted to borrow my books. My MIL went up and down about how I’d never get them back and that would really bother her. So I learned that I needed to keep those books. When she comes to visit she checks for them too.
In the past I have kept a few I actually do use, like how to alter patterns for size, and then told her I had the rest upstairs, which hinted at the sewing room. Actually they were holding up our bed as we don’t have a bed frame. However, this time Dh decided that he would rather our bed just be on the floor, since the remnants of the bed frame we were using was gouging the floor. So the books were no longer needed to hold up the bed.
Oh well, if it keeps a bit of peace I can handle a shelf full of books I don’t use. It seems a pity as we only have 4 book shelves, but such is life. One day I might have the courage to send off these books too, but in the past I did a lot of de-cluttering that left my MIL very upset with me and for now these books can stay.
Anyhow, I can see an end in sight for the packing. Right now I have around 15 boxes left. What is holding me back now is the fact that I really don’t have much more space, and it is hot and I am uncomfortable!
I shall persevere. Tomorrow. Now I must go to bed! We have a Nature Walk first thing in the morning as it is too hot in the afternoons. You should see us all dressed up in our hats! We made a funny sight tonight on our evening walk, but I don’t care! My little girl is protected from the sun and that is what matters!