Thursday, November 14, 2013

Industrious

Guys..I cleaned a horrible horrible tiny file in the kitchen on a tiny little desk that should hold a few pieces of mail and it was stuffed to the gills, as well as starting to reach up about a foot from its base.  Things 7 months old in there!  Takes determination, a waste basket, three separate piles for important receipts, things to file in the file cabinet and things to go back, and things for the shredder.  Got 'er done and it took 45 minutes!!  Why do I do that to myself every time?  Because I am too lazy/busy/in a hurry to correctly file it when it comes in.

No, there is no junk mail.  That goes to the recycle bin within a minute or less of it being brought into the house.  But there are insurance things, summaries that are 8 thick pages long, bank statements, you name it.  Then, not to be outdone I finally came into this room and cleaned out another tiny plastic file thingy that was bursting with paper.  AND a basket needed cleaning out.  Got 'er done!

Going to get my new lenses here in a short while.  Horrendous amount of money to pay for them.  I get anti-glare coating, edges rounded off so the lenses can fit in a smaller and thinner frame. I have bifocals that ya can't see. I forget their name.  I was surprised that the strength of the bifocal went up.  Well, not really I suppose as I can see (no pun intended) that I can't see the printed page as sharply as I could.


Here is before..Katie is the model.  I think she needs to be on Price is Right.  She's a natural.

BEFORE ( on the right side of the pic)

After (cloudy day so dark) (How do you like my leaves out there?)


25 comments:

  1. Good for you! Gave me a chuckle, though, because I have a wicker magazine holder that has about 4 years' worth of receipts, paid bills, bank statements, etc. for shredding. Far too much paper now for my small and inexpensive home shredder. I keep thinking I'll bring it all in to the office and sneak it into our shredding bin, but then think, What if I need one of those statements? I *have* needed to dig through it all a few times over the past several years, for a particular item.

    We won't even mention the pile of paper I have on my little file cabinet, waiting to be sorted and filed or disposed of. I keep adding to that one too, and we're talking years not months. LOL.

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  2. Oh yes! She definitely belongs on the Price Is Right. Exhibiting the showcase of course. The most important thing. :).

    Glad you got yhe dreaded task done. Now i need to follow your example...

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  3. WOW!! You did a really fine job Twin!! YES, Miss Katie is a natural model!

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  4. I did the same thing except it was the desk in my office. Stuff needed filing, some stuff needed to be thrown away and some needed to be worked on and mailed out. So gotter done too. Now I already see it's starting to pile back up. You know with the recent surgery I am getting a ton of stuff. TON!

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  5. Wow ... you did a great job. My clutter keeps on going. I clean it and then a few days later there is more. Love the leaves. Looks like my yard. Give Katie a pet from me.

    XO,
    JC

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  6. You did good- very, very good! It is a job well done!!! xo Diana

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  7. I hear you. Do the same and it really make no sense does it. Would only take a minute to put it where it belongs but it always waits. It's a wonder someting important doesn't get lost.

    Katie is the bomb and should have any show she wantsl.

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  8. Good job done friend. I need to get inspired around here and start pitching, shredding, etc., again too. he he - Katie sure is a Natural!

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  9. I think you have progressive lenses in your glasses! I tried those once, but didn't have a good adjustment.

    Katie knows how to help, doesn't she?:-) Without her, your organization would have taken much longer, I'm sure.

    I have some of those "delayed decisions" around here. I know I need to tackle them before company comes! xo

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  10. You did very well. Nice & tidy! I started wearing trifocals last year. I finally got used to them. I'm like you, though. I need all of the extra stuff to make them bearable & wearable. $. Hugs.

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  11. ugh, I hate my pile. One time it was a year old! I organize on the floor, I have mother's also!

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  12. Looks great to me.. try finding things over 10 years old in a pile..oh Lord the stories I could tell.. not of my doing either..enough said.. anyway..good thing I am not going to have to rake alllllll those leaves.. :-)

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  13. Lovely little Katie beautiful model I'd say. Glasses I walked into a lampost the other day, silly thing to do I know, maybe I need to go for an eye test.
    Tidy house you have there bet your pleased , always thinking about it but I'm never doing it. x

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  14. Hi Sis!
    Well Katie has takes detemination a waste bashet theree separate piles fore important receipts.Because you was hurry to cosrectly fill it when it comes in. When your new lenses with shot while lots of to pay for them you get antis glare coting coating and the lenses in smaller thincer fram.
    A good job with both of you Sis!
    I still having a two many lots of raining days,
    xoxoxoxo
    Sis,Katie,Miyuki,and Victoria,
    Michiko

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  15. Very industrious, indeed! Great job, Carole. A local bank recently had a free "shred day," with industrial size shredders for old but sensitive documents. We took advantage of it, and boy, did it save us time and grief. :)

    Hugs to you and Katie!

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  16. Nothing better than a natural model!

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  17. I have a shoe box that holds my current bills and envelopes and such but it forever getting over filled and I keep saying I have to clean it out but it takes me a bloody long time to do just that.

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  18. I often have an overflowing box of stuff on my desk and will look at it tell myself I need to clean it out and do nothing about it.............lol

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  19. Hi Sis!
    I was made mistaking in my space to your lovely guergeos your writing to me.
    I trying to your photos with the America calendar then I made big mistake for I can't see anymore ...some how I did lost myself.
    Please come to see me again Sis!!
    xoxoxo
    Sis.Katie.Miyuki.and Victoria.
    Michiko

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  20. That's why I put all my important mail on the dining room table. I CAN'T ignore it for too long, LOL!

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  21. I did the very same thing last week. It's amazing how much junk mail you can receive. Is it true that Katie is going to write a tell about Bob Barker?

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  22. Letting you know Im thinking about you . Stay warm. Its snowing here today.

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  23. Congrats! I have a stack of those exact kind of papers that is just as deep, if not deeper (mine's horizontal) and I do believe goes back to last winter...so at least 7 months, too. We have so much in common--LOL! Only you are done and my pile sits there...waiting. ;)

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