As I type this, I’m over 17 hours in, as I worked until 8 last night.

The Everett Hazardous Waste dropoff took about 45 cans of lead paint and other flammable content from me — for free. Still have about 38 cans of latex paint that I need to pour cat litter into before disposing.

I will not be deterred!!!

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Two dump runs today, totalling 865 pounds. I would normally load the hell out of the pickup, but we had 45 mph wind gusts today and I was like, “Nah.”

Doggo goes nuts sometimes if I leave her in the house while I work. If I keep her near me, she never makes a peep.

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There is nothing better than these old factory tie-downs!!!

All the old cabinets must go because 1) they nasty, and 2) they create a safe area for vemin.

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First the upper sound board...
Then the lower cabinet... Which he screwed in real good, BUT NOT GOOD ENOUGH TO STOP ME.

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“Oh that’s nasty,” dot jay peg
This resembles progress somehow.

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In positive developments, the rafters are all clear now. Probably 400 lbs alone up there. In addition, no new dead things today, except for that giant spider I smashed with a hammer when it crawled out one of the drawers I was removing.

Claustrophobia: lessened!

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I might get back to it again here soon, but it’s awfully loud work and I don’t like to make a ruckus at dinner time. But meh, it’s before 9pm and I’m quiet as a mouse 350-something days out of the year. There’s something very therapeutic about smashing things with a hammer.

Doggo is good moral support

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Still so much left to do...