One of my favorite ways to spend the day

P & C outside With books! Today from 11:30 this morning until about 3:30 this afternoon, I was at Paws and Claws. My Goodness, what an onslaught of donations! We can hardly keep up with  them. Naturally, there’s a ton of Harlequin Romances, the bane of the store, in my not-very-humble opinion. And then, what to do with all the duplicates . . . We don’t want to throw them away, but we can hardly keep them. We don’t have the room.

Lowrys Sturgis After I got out of there, I went up to Wal-Mart to pick up some groceries, and then stopped into Lowry’s Books and More in Sturgis. Naturally, I had to pick up several things. <smile>

Now I’m finally back to the apartment, ready to load some things onto LibraryThing. A day in books. Bliss!

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Flea spray, and ‘fridges, and files, oh my! (Part II)

Such a week, and now it’s Tuesday!

Dumpster chair Okay, I promised that I’d put in a picture of the chairs I got from the dumpster. I took the upholstery off because it smelled pretty nasty, and I didn’t want it in my house. So, it’s a naked chair. But how cool! It’s got springs, and it’s in quite good condition. So, bonus! I have two matching ones. I think there may be more stuff today, so I’ll have to look.

Instead of putting the futon back together, I stored the frame in my storage closet and put the futon on some milk crates in the living room for now. It’s actually sturdier than it was before. And, hey, if the place looks like a college dorm, well, that’s just practice for Sophia when she leaves next fall, right!

I also went ahead and boxed up four apple boxes of books that I’ve already catalogued. I can easily get to them if I need to, and now I have room for some more things on the shelves. I think I still need to get another bookshelf. Or four!

flea 2 I have to continue with the flea spraying, but I need to rearrange some more things. I want to do my mattress, and the rest of my bedroom, so the fleas don’t migrate. Some nasty facts about fleas include:

  • Fleas are excellent jumpers, leaping vertically up to seven inches and horizontally thirteen inches. (An equivalent hop for a human would be 250 feet vertically and 450 feet horizontally.)

  • However, completely developed adult fleas can live for several months without eating, so long as they do not emerge from their puparia.

  • Cat fleas may also serve as intermediary hosts of dog tapeworms. (Hmmm, is it true that getting a tapeworm is a speedy and all-natural weight loss aid? Supposedly, it IS!)


Click on the above picture to get more info on the “tapeworm diet.”
No, I’m not kidding, although I certainly do not endorse it.

In any event, I now have to do a bunch of filing, because the paper here is almost as bad as the books!

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