The furniture moving/crafting integration has turned into full blown Spring Cleaning. I decided that if I'm moving everything hither and yon I might as well get the cobwebs and dust dealt with. It's slowing me down just a bit, but I think it's worth it.
I've been playing/working in the furnace room getting shelves put up, boxes sorted through, and things on the shelves. The craft area is now also my office, so everything for correspondence now gets shuffled into the mix. I've still got containers of fabric and yarn upstairs that need to come down once I have places for them. Hence the shelving.
The cleaning isn't even the time consuming bit. There are about 5 or 6 more "boxes of stuff" to go through in the the furnace room. The more that gets out, the more room we have to put things away. One of the problems in the craft area are the bags and boxes of "my mom/granny/great aunt/neighbor passed away and she did that stuff you do, so here" that I get from time to time. I have 2 or 3 of those left to sort through. I really hate those for the simple fact of I feel like a ghoul. Who am I to sort through someone's scraps and treasures and decide what I will deign to keep? I wised up and stopped accepting things like that, but I still have to go through what's here. And my "filing system" (put papers to keep in a crate next to the computer desk) can finally be dealt with since I can actually get to the filing cabinet now. That will be an afternoon's work by itself.
I'll be headed south in a few weeks too. My father needs to have surgery. It's one of those "darned if you do and damned if we don't" situations. The surgery is risky thanks to his age and other health issues, but if he doesn't have it he's at greater risk. So he's decided to go through with it. The family is preparing for the worst in the background while hoping for the best on the surface. At least my house will be clean and wonderful when I get back.
Oh, the cats are fed up with the weather here and I can't say I blame them. It was raining this morning, then the sun came out for a while. Then it started hailing, followed by snow. I think I can handle locusts, but if we get frogs I figure they'll be frozen and I really don't want to explain that to the insurance adjustor when we call about a new roof.
Anyways, I'm going to get back to it. Or else it will never get done.