Yes, that’s right, it will be my final night off, after 3 WEEKS of bliss.
I have not done half of the things that I wanted to. That part is sad. But, I have done some very, very cool things that will improve my life in a very meaningful way.
I bought a set of 3 DEEP drawers from IKEA. No bragging about the IKEA part of that. It was my first visit in my whole life and I wasn’t impressed. It was like some weird fucking museum for very tiny people. The Christmas section was fucking miserable. The decorations were bland, mediocre, and looked like they’d been designed by a committee. But my set of simple looking drawers were £60. I put them together myself. The instructions were fucking stupid. They gave you 1 set for the unit and another set for the drawers. Why not just put all the instructions in the same booklet???!! Took me about 2 hours to realise what they’d done there with that needless shit.
They’re up now. Although they did fit across in the bit that’s cut out of my wall in my bedroom, I couldn’t actually get them turned round in there.
This turned out to be the catalyst to something wonderful. I measured the width between my bed and the end of my stupid flimsy wardrobe….thing. It was a fit. But with a caveat. To ever even stand a chance of pushing the drawers in there, I’d need to clear my floor of the colossal MESS that had been sat there for months …maybe even years. And when I say mess, I do mean as in, you couldn’t even see the fucking floor. Yes THAT bad…..
LET’S DO IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I set about picking it all apart, binning this, setting aside for recycling that. It was tedious, but once it was done…….such relief. Such bliss. I finished building the drawers, and then transferred all my socks into them. Quite aside from my newly discovered floor, the FEELING that I got from not having to intricately and laboriously arrange my socks in a drawer that was just 5.5cm deep (measure that), was just pure elation and joy…even euphoria. They were just absorbed by the drawer!! I do wish I had done this YEARS ago now, but hey it is done now.
I’ve had to be hard headed about some stuff – much less hard headed about other stuff. But just why the fuck WAS I keeping an empty ASUS motherboard box underneath my bed for years?? Not to mention an old Wanadoo mailshot telling me they’d taken over from Freeserve (anyone remember free internet?!). Bin, bin, bin, bin, bin. Well recycling for those but you know what I mean.
And so it continued last night overnight. More underneath the bed clearance.
I’ve also finally….FINALLY removed the mandibles from my studio scale Hasbro Millennium Falcon. This had beaten me for YEARS!!!! Once you slotted them into place, could you just pull them out again? Could you fuck!!! In the end after watching a YouTube video on it, I had to remove about 6 fucking screws out the damn thing, just so I could box it up again. Tonight, after some gaming, I intend, FINALLY, to try and account for all 100 issues of my Build The Millennium Falcon subscription. Judging from what happened with my Build Your Own R2-D2 subscription, and both being DeAgostini, I am far from confident I will have all 100 present and correct. But I have to try. They’ve been sat around my flat for years, and years now. And having built my own R2-D2, I know now that I CAN do it. Also space might not be quite the issue I originally thought it was, as I’d subscribed to the “Premium Subscription” – which meant that I got the wall mounting bracket. Pretty smart move, eh?
I haven’t sat and read my rocks magazines, and that’s something I regret…though it could still be rectified a little before I go back to work. I have been trying hard to do some French lessons this and last week, but nowhere near to the extent that I had intended. And I fell short on my YouTube production as well.
So several failures, lots of squandered opportunities, but certainly a LOT of clearance done that is for sure. And to cap it all, there’s only 2 more months left of the year now, and my holiday entitlement resets and starts all over again!