#SoCS: Cleaning the Sty

Recently, Gibbs had few “sneezy” days and he lost his lunch a couple of times. Perhaps that’s normal, once-in-awhile cat behavior or perhaps it’s a sign of illness. In this case, my current supposition is that Gibbs was surrounded by too much dust and cat hair. It was evident when I started deep cleaning the bedroom and bathroom sty last weekend. Most often, I try to clean these spaces every two weeks, but this time it was three. I hadRead more

Pile of Junk

What’s the definition of “junk,” Mr. Edison? You know one person’s junk is another person’s treasure. Art can be formed from junk or junk can pile up in a kitchen drawer. Junk can live in a city dump or in the dark recesses of a basement. Dust can be covered by junk or junk can be covered by dust. Junk can be in the trunk or anywhere else it wants to be. But what exactly is junk? Is it metalRead more

What the Heck? *Office Edition*

I had originally planned to be on vacation the entire week between Christmas and New Year’s Day. Instead, I had this hairbrained marvelous idea: I would go into work on Tuesday, when it was quiet, and start relieving the office of its dust-covered, no-one-really-wants-it junk. It appears our office will be moving before summer of 2016 and there is absolutely no need to move items that belong in the dumpster or at Goodwill. I knew that over the 15+ years IRead more