Saturday, November 04, 2017

Cleaning up

Day 10

Doing Twayler's Bedroom

8:09am:
Our main thing today, is going thru all of the stuff from Twayler's living room/kitchen. All of that stuff was dumped into large trash bags. Those bags are now on the bed.

Last Monday, we were expecting a buyer from a local RV sales company [He was a no-show!]. And we wanted Twayler to look decent. So we cleaned up!

Now, all of that stuff must be sorted out. Many of these things will be sold to a local pawn shop. What the pawn shop will not buy, we donate to Goodwill.

It's amazing how many things that we have are duplicates! For example, we have 3-battery powered, hand held drill motors! We must be careful not to keep too much stuff. Because too much is not a pleasing thing. We want every single thing to have its own place.

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8:26am:
Progress is a happy thing
Every day, we want to make some progress. Because that makes me feel really good!

We have taken to sorting stuff during the morning and early afternoon. Then, taking off with the stuff we want to get rid of. In addition, we do our errands.

Yesterday afternoon, for example, we took Tránsito to a smog inspection place and mailed off his papers to California DMV.


Anti-theft packaging
Yesterday at Home Depot, we picked up an item that we ordered online. It's a BrassCraft Portable Gas Leak Detector.

Anti-theft packaging has developed so much, that often I have an extremely difficult time getting the item I've purchased out of the anti-theft plastic package!

Now, when I go to check-out, before I pay, I request that the item that I am buying be extricated from the plastic package. They always do. And when they have difficulty, I smile to myself. ­čśÄ




6:55pm:
Tránsito instead of Twayler!
In our 8:09am Blog post, we wrote:
"Our main thing today, is going thru all of the stuff from Twayler's living room/kitchen."

So, what actually happened? What did we do?

We wanted to find something that was on Tránsito's rear storage floor. But it was such a jumbled up mess, that we had to straighten the mess up a bit, in order to find what we were looking for.

That was at around 9am. Four hours later, we still had not even gone into MsTwayler!

But, man-o-man! Look at what Tránsito looks like now!

Tránsito is sooooo proud of his storage area!




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21 comments:

  1. Did you ever get a cut, like a paper cut from that pkg. plastic. Hurts like crazy!

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    1. Hi Flower,

      No. Never.

      Sorry to read about your cut! ­čśú

      George

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  2. Those plastic "clam-shells" really do suck. A good pair of kitchen shears cuts through them like butter

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    1. Hi Andrew

      So far, I've bought 2-pair of shears, and neither one did a good job with that tough plastic.

      George

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    2. I have never had a problem with them but I have a pretty good pair from a reputable knife company. If it makes you feel better just today I bought a high priced item and took it home. When I got it out of the box I realized they had not removed an anti theft device... which was a cable coated in plastic. Had to get the bolt cutters for that one

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  3. To break into recalcitrant packaging, I use my kitchen poultry shears. But I like your idea of asking the clerk to liberate the item from its prison before leaving the store.

    Do you still have your flute?

    Virtual hugs,

    Judie

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    1. Hi Judie,

      Yes about the flute. However, I have found a good home for that flute.

      Apple Valley High School has a music department with a band.

      George

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    2. I'm glad it found a good home. I gave away my flute and piccolo when we went fulltime twenty years ago, and have often wished that I had retained them. Coincidentally, I had been perusing the net for a replacement.

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  4. Great idea to ask the clerk to remove the item right at the store....Never thought of that....You're one step ahead of me!!! Everyday we plan on doing one or two chores....keeps life interesting...Take care...Marilyn

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    1. Hi Marilyn,

      Big stores [Walmart, Target, Home Depot, etc] are requiring their vendors to package anti-theft. There must be a lot of crooks out there!

      It's amazing to me how the anti-theft plastic package, over time, has gotten more and more tough to open. The crooks trying to steal from stores must open the package without being seen by other customers or store security. Very difficult when the package is made from almost indestructible plastic!

      George

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  5. If you want to get in to an anti- theft package use the same scissors that a paramedic/ firefighter carries if they need to cut Seatbelts shoes or cowboy boot off of a victim it cuts just like butter
    If you go into the store. and the product is in a plastic box, designed as a security box.
    use a One by 2 inch Earth magnet.
    The magnet bypasses the security feature
    You can also use the same magnet to bypass the security pin tags on clothing.
    Now would you like me to tell you how to hack your car $$$

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    1. Please tell me how to hack my 1990 Cherokee

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    2. Hi Ed,

      I bought the Leatherman Raptor shears. I've not received these shears yet. But, they look top notch!

      Click [Here] to view.

      George

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    3. You'll be more than happy with your Leatherman
      My son and a lot of guys in the squad carry one as well
      What I was referring to were in the field titanium trauma shears
      There are less than half the price but only design to cut

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  6. There are two theories about stealing cars. one is don't pick in 1990 Jeep Chick-a-Dee because your book value is only about $1200 and it's probably not four-wheel-drive so therefore we can't strip it out because nobody wants a 2 Wheel drive clunker with about 185,000 miles on it. So you kind of safe there? But Andrews I know A tow truck driver that would do it for the $200 of scrap with no title
    Well the Second theory way we could do it is this way
    If you read,, The value of 4 1/2 million dollars,, trumps you're $1500 clunker,
    Some are still at large. maybe I can get a good deal on a new vehicle for you

    https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/motorcycle-gang-busted-for-hacking-and-stealing-over-150-jeep-wranglers/

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  7. Hi George! You are an inspiration! I read your blog daily and am thoroughly impressed by your drive to get things done! Your choice of the Allure flooring is a good one and I know you will be happy with the product and the end result. I have lots of RV friends who have used Allure and they love it. Keep on truckin’ my friend!

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    1. Hi Char,

      Inspiration! Thank you sooooo much! ­čśÄ

      I am anxious to put in that Allure plank flooring. But, have to do all the stuff with MsTwayler first.

      George

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  8. Love the organization of Transito....but I have found that it is getting everyone to put "things" back into their rightful place including myself! Does that ever happen to you? Keep on keeping on, George.

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    1. Hi Sandy,

      Wow! You love my organization! I was not always so organized. In the 1990s, I followed Benjamin Franklin's idea of "Virtues". Click [Here] Franklin's virtues.

      In 1993 I wrote my Order Value. Click [Here] to view. Every Sunday morning for several years, I reviewed all of my Values and goals to achieve those values. Now, my values are so ingrained in me, that I do them without even thinking about it! Very powerful.

      You ask if I have a problem putting things in their place? No. But it may take an item a little while for me to attend to it!

      George

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  9. I like these ideas very much, George!

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    1. Hi Joan,

      You mean the idea of having Values and Goals?

      In my opinion, when a person lives without written down values, and goals to achieve those values, they are very much like a ship captain on the ocean without a compass!

      The ocean of life requires each to have that compass. Each must keep checking and correcting their course. Deciding if where they are heading is where they wish to end up.

      George

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