atomic_fungus (atomic_fungus) wrote,

#5570: Another bag gone.

I spent most of my afternoon working on cleaning up the old bedroom.

I found my Gundam W DVDs and threw away the complete set of His and Her Circumstances fansubs, for two reasons: 1) never watch them; 2) have the commercial release on DVD; 3) (THREE! reasons) the scene which was supposedly cut from the American release was almost literally nothing.

Took down all the surround speaker wiring. The amp has been in the family room since 2013, FFS. Put the surround speakers away. I'll recycle the wiring; if I ever put up a full 7.1 surround system again, I'll run new wires, or use one of those wireless thingies like I have for the subwoofer.

A plethora of plain white t-shirts became designated shop rags after I took a good hard look at them in good light and saw the rust stains. I think I kept two.

I still have a little way to go on the shelves, to get them clean, but I dusted them and dealt with a lot of nonsense that I don't use often enough to need it on display. And this is work that needs doing if we're going to use that room for anything other than laundry and storage, which we'd like to; Mrs. Fungus is thinking "library" and I'm not opposed to the idea.

Well, it's coming along. And I still have a crapton of work to do in the basement, too.

Meanwhile, I've decided to donate my rollerblades, because I have used them once in the twenty-two years that I've owned them. They probably need new wheels, though. My regular skates probably need wheels, too, but since my wife is not a skater I won't be using them any time soon, either. But those skates were given to me by my Mom and Dad as a birthday present in 1983 or 1984, and they're really high-quality. (Well, except for the wheels, which are a cheap set of urethane wheels for outdoor use.) They were used, but the boots, trucks, and indoor wheels were all first-rate. The wheels and bearings were new at the time, Bones wheels which never skidded unless they got dirty. I'm not kidding; on the typical roller skating rink surface these things gripped like gears. (I expect the Bones are no longer quite so grippy, having been exposed to 35 years' worth of various pollutants.)

Lots more to do, but we're getting things done, and I like that just fine.

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Yet another data point: the actual minimum wage is ZERO. Seattle's new $15-per-hour minimum wage leaves pizza restaurant owner unable to meet expenses, and so she's closing the place.

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Man, it sure is nice to be able to get something done around here.

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