Judy L's UFO Challenge

Monday, March 06, 2017

Chronicles of Sandra Books and Busywork

Linda, my and Sandra's mutual friend, picked me and Eunice up yesterday afternoon. We went to Sandra's with the plan to work on sorting all her books. I was pleased to see that Sandra had already brought some out and had begun sorting them. Linda sat with her and they sorted together. I made myself busy by carrying out the rest of the books.

Eunice came to have something to do so instead of her standing around I asked her to tidy the kitchen. The thought of this task was even daunting to me. The cabinets are full, the drawers are full and the counters and table are covered. I suggested to Eunice that she take everything off a counter and then put back what she thought belonged there. She asked a few questions and I sent her to Sandra a couple of times with her requests. Amazingly that girl made the kitchen look a lot better. Clear, open spaces. She found where the food items were stored and got everything put away.

We managed to get through a large portion of the books and magazines. Those we left were ones Sandra needed more time to go through. Eunice carried the goers out to the truck.

While Linda and Sandra finished tidying and visiting I took Eunice back to the sewing room. Sandra had made a comment that she wished she could get to her machine to sew after I had blocked the entrance again trying to make the living room look neater. I had Eunice move most of the stuff to the guest room. It has to go somewhere and I left that decision to Sandra.

Both Eunice and I went to inspect previously cleared areas. I can tell signs of things moved around but Sandra is keeping areas cleared out. All this activity is tiring her out so we are taking at least a week long break. If you can't tell already I'll be mentally clearing out spaces.

It's just time to let go of the good stuff....




patty a. said...

I does sound like she has a lot more stuff than she has space so letting go will have to happen. A rest for everyone sounds like a good idea so everyone can come back with a renewed strength and spirit.

Anne Kirby said...

Swooze, I want to tell you how much what you are doing for Sandra is touching my heart. You are a good person and a wonderful friend to her. You seem to be very realistic about what you are doing so I can't add anything, but I have enjoyed reading your Chronicles of Sandra and how wonderful that you have engaged the young folks, this is something they won't forget and it will make them better more caring people as well. God bless you and Sandra. Keep up the good work!