Tomorrow I need to text the person I swapped frozen rabbit kits for eggs last time. The kids loved the eggs, which we are now out of, but we're up to ten kits in the freezer (all natural losses - we don't kill them to put in the freezer).
It's been a warm day. Indoor temperature reached 82 and is slow to lower. Fans are going and windows are open, but there's no breeze to help.
I managed to get five of the rabbit cages cleaned out. And by that I mean using the hose to break up any blockages from the hay matting up potty spots, washing out the nest boxes of bunny poop, taking out stale hay, cleaning up the water dishes, and in one case cleaning up the golf ball toy that rolled into the potty corner. It feels good to make progress, though we're still struggling with packing. The kids just want to leave to the new house, but Tony insists we have to have everything packed and cleaned before we can move out. I think he knows that if we move, whatever gets left behind isn't worth coming back for. I would be the first to admit that I'd be content to leave almost everything behind. Bring along the seed collection, the kids' bikes, the playset, the animals, what furniture we have left, the framework that will become a greenhouse, enough clothes that we aren't going naked... So much of what we've collected over the years isn't something we need to bring along.
So I have boxes and bags and containers of kids' clothes that either don't fit the kids anymore, or they don't like the hand-me-downs from their older sibling if they do fit. I've got all kinds of knick-knacks, antiques, art pieces, craft stuff, and random "stuff" stashed away in the closets and garage. Since our two day yard sale last month was a bust, I have no idea what to do with it now. It was all supposed to be sold on eBay or Craigslist, used as barter goods to get other things we need... So I hate to just throw it all away, and I know that a large percentage of things donated to local charities get thrown out too. I've considered new projects. Using shirts to make pillows, using little baby dresses, shirts, and pants to make purses, or cutting them up for fabric for other projects (cat and dog toys, doll blankets and doll pillows, sock bags, clothespin holders for the laundry line, heat packs, ice packs, etc.). Then I could store them in the quonset with the bunnies and not have to worry about if they smell like bunny after a while. I can just wash the piece(s) I need at any given time and use them for the project I need them for. But then again, is Tony going to want to move hoards of "stuff" that we really don't "need" at the new house? Hmmmm. My artsy-fartsy mind if playing games with me. I don't need tons of stuff, but it sure does come in useful when I have a project idea and need supplies!